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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Cook
Salary: $10.24 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work:

700 S. Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Assists in overseeing kitchen operations and performs all aspects of food handling, preparation, cooking, serving, storage, and cleaning in a detention/residential setting for clients in Division of Corrections’ facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plans and follows standard recipes in preparing a large volume and variety of foods; serves meals at regularly scheduled times.
  • Washes dishes and cleans the kitchen.
  • Maintains supply of food, kitchen supplies, cookware, trays, glasses and utensils.
  • Wraps, labels, stores, and disposes of leftover food in a timely manner.
  • Ensures food preparation is done in a timely manner to meet schedules and records meal counts (amount prepared, served, and leftover) daily for each meal served
  • Serves food on trays using proper portion assigned.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the nutritional needs of clients, practice sanitary methods of food handling, be sensitive to individual, cultural and religious food preferences of clients, and be understanding of the needs and types of special diets and varieties of food preparation required in this setting.
  • Must work well with coworkers and supervisors and display appropriate customer service skills in performance of duties.
  • Assists the Food Services Manager in the oversight and preparation of food and beverage items to ensure objectives are achieved.
  • Communication with vendors, regulatory agencies such as KSDE and DCF, school teachers, corrections employees and clients.
  • Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and the senses of smell and taste in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Ability to endure negative comments and hostile opinions of clients.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle to change worksites.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.
  • Ability to clean kitchen equipment as well as preparation and service areas in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to relay information and advise others in a respectable manner.
  • Ability to use a personal computer to communicate by email.
  • Knowledge of KSDE and DCF regulations as they pertain to food safety.

Job Standards:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience in institutional or large volume cooking.
  • Transcript verifying education credits is required.
  • Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.
  • Food Handler’s Certification – Sedgwick County Environmental Health Department.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.
  • Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County).
  • Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle.
  • Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

Testing/Screening Requested:
No testing beyond Sedgwick County requirements.

Kitchen equipment

Work Environment:

  • Duties performed typically indoors with exposure to some temperature extremes (walk-in freezer and around heated equipment) and some hazardous conditions (slick floors, equipment temperatures, grease, etc.) Must be available to work outside normal scheduled hours when needed.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20003296

Open Date: 5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/18/2017 11:59:59 PM