Cook (Non-Standard Hours)

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Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

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Overview: <p><strong>WHY WE EXIST<br /></strong>Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.<br /><br /><strong>JOB OVERVIEW</strong><br />This position is responsible for preparing various foods that comply with nutritional and health standards in a residential treatment dining facility.</p> <p><strong>WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU<br /></strong>We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Health Plan:&nbsp;</strong>The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.</li> <li><strong>Dental Insurance:&nbsp;</strong>Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.</li> <li><strong>Vision Care:&nbsp;</strong>Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.</li> <li><strong>Employee Assistance Program:&nbsp;</strong>This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.</li> <li><strong>Tuition Reimbursement:&nbsp;</strong>Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.</li> <li><strong>Holidays:&nbsp;</strong>Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.</li> </ul> <p><br /><br /></p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Prepares and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at a residential treatment dining facility in accordance with standard operating procedures.&nbsp;</li> <li>Sets up dining area in a family dining style to promote good dining manners and associated social skills.&nbsp;</li> <li>Prepares various food dishes, such as meats, fish, poultry, salads, vegetables, gravies, sauces, casseroles, souffl&eacute;s; and various baked items such as cakes, pies, breads and cookies using standard cooking utensils and equipment, following health and safety guidelines.&nbsp;</li> <li>Clears and cleans dining room and cooking areas using proper sanitation methods.&nbsp;</li> <li>Prepares special diet foods as directed by supervisor.&nbsp;</li> <li>Conducts food and equipment inventories, records and advises supervisor of findings.&nbsp;</li> <li>Collects monies and daily meal count sheets and prepares daily dining facility activity report.&nbsp;</li> <li>Performs other related duties as required.</li> </ul> <strong>WORK CATEGORY</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.</li> </ul> <strong>CORE COMPETENCIES</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service</li> <li>Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve</li> <li>Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations</li> <li>Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE</strong><br /> <ul> <li>One (1) year experience in high-volume, scratch cooking and cooking with standardized recipes.</li> <li>One (1) year experience working in a full-service, commercial kitchen or culinary training.</li> <li>Possession of any food safety certificate.</li> <li>Ability to work non-standard hours (weekends, various shifts and holidays).</li> </ul> <strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate</li> <li>One year of experience as a cook in a high volume food service facility</li> </ul> <strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS</strong><br /> <ul> <li>The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.</li> <li>This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef&rsquo;s knives.</li> <li>The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise.</li> </ul> <strong>JOB SPECIFICATIONS</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the residential dining facility to which assigned.</li> <li>Knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in food preparation.</li> <li>Knowledge of state and local health and safety regulations and standards.</li> <li>Skill in the use of food preparation utensils and equipment.</li> <li>Skill in preparing appealing, nutritional food.</li> <li>Ability to use initiative and sound judgment.</li> <li>Ability to prioritize work.</li> <li>Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.</li> <li>Ability to work effectively with others.</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.</li> <li>Ability to follow oral and written instructions.</li> <li>Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.</li> <li>Ability to stand for long periods of time.</li> <li>Ability to work under high temperature conditions.</li> <li>Ability to carry and lift up to 40 pounds of food supplies and equipment.</li> <li>Ability to use a computer and related software.</li> </ul>