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Employer: Geary County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: COOK - IST
Salary: $13.00 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:  Cook - IST



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  $13.00/hr.                                                                                                                                               

Reports To:  Food Service Manager


Department:  Sheriff                                               Date:  January 2019                       



The job duties of the Cook II include but are not limited to food preparation, kitchen clean-up, and general food service duties at the Geary County Jail; to adhere to regulations and standards for food preparation as well as safety and sanitation requirements; to adhere to all federal, state, and local laws; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.   This is an Intermittent/Seasonal/Temporary position.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Cook II might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Cook II. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Cook food according to standards and procedures.
  • Prepare cold food and hot food according to standards and procedures.
  • Wash dishes, pots, and pans.
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen area.
  • Use disinfectants and cleaning agents.
  • Store food supplies.
  • Diets and make necessary adjustments when needed.
  • Count inventory and set up food order.
  • Review food and equipment prices.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Prepare and complete food order; check in delivery.
  • Clean dishes and food prep area.
  • Prepare food cost sheet and head count lists.
  • Prepare six weeks of menus.
  • Contact vendors on recalls, prices, damaged products, etc.


Supervisory Functions:

  • Direct the work and manage the kitchen staff of the Sheriff Department.
  • Develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives.
  • Prepare employees schedule and duties list.
  • Prepare and submit employee payroll sheets.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate work activities of subordinates and review work.
  • Assist with employee training and safety programs.
  • Assign tasks, review work and prepare performance evaluations.
  • Recommend employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, discharge and salary increases.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Technical degree or Associate’s degree in Restaurant Management desired.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience of food preparation experience required.
  • Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience required.
  • Servsafe Certification required.
  • BOC Business/Restaurant Management course desired.
  • First aid treatment certification required.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license required.
  • Must reside within a 30 mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.



  • Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting solvents required for sanitation.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and large scale food preparation.
  • Knowledge of food safety and storage.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the inmates.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, MSDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, fax, scanner, computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Other equipment could be required.




  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence,  Federal, State, and local regulations, MSDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 50 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works in an indoor setting.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.





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Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.




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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GESOCOOKIST01152019

Open Date: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: