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Cook
Agency: Rehabilitation Services
Office: ARS/ACTI
Section: Dietary
Date Posted: 01/05/2018
Posting Expires: 01/19/2018
Summary
The Cook is responsible for preparing food items and maintaining and cleaning the kitchen work area. This position is governed state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Gathers, weighs, measures, and mixes ingredients according to recipe directions. Prepares special/modified diet meals, as prescribed by physician. Washes and cuts fresh vegetables for cooking or for salad bar use. Loads food carts for delivery to on site units and unloads and cleans food carts after meals. Operates food preparation equipment such as: blender, chopper, mixer, oven, stove, deepfryer, grill, slicer and food grater. Cleans work area and equipment by sweeping and mopping floors, washing cooking utensils, counters, tables and appliances, rinsing dishes, and loading/unloading dishwashingmachine. Inspects food preparation and serving areas for safe and sanitary food handling practices. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to understand and follow recipes and oral instructions. Ability to operate food preparation equipment and utensils. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in institutional cooking or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, poultry and vegetables. Gather, weigh, measure,
and mix ingredients in order to prepare foodstuffs according to menus, special
dietary or nutritional restrictions, using approved recipes in the amounts necessary
for the number of portions at each meal and for functions/events as scheduled.
Monitor production levels to ensure they are met and maintained through meal
service according to the daily meal count.
Participate in planning and/or preparing and serving nutritional meals which meet
the requirements of the National School Lunch Program. Train students utilizing
the Behavior Performance Program and ready them for employment in the
Culinary Arts field.
Requisition food and non-food items, supplies, and kitchen equipment, based on
estimates of daily needs.
Responsible for the maintenance of the kitchen environment and equipment and
ensure it meets health and safety standards at all times by cleaning, sanitizing and
reporting any defects/faults.
This position works 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other duties and work
activities as assigned for a large scale food service operation which
operates 7 days a week and prepares and serves 3 meals daily.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted. The application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired.
Job Details
Position No.: 22081587
Class Code: S086C
Grade: GS01
Salary Range: $22,000.00 - $31,900.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Hot Springs
Job County/Region: Garland
Contact Information
Contact name: Doris Hurd-Lemons
Phone: 501-624-4411 ext. 6515
Email: doris.hurd-lemons@arkansas.gov
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