Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #180910-2220TC-001


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks qualified individuals for the position of ASSISTANT COOK,  POSITION # CV 24386.  This position is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital, BATTELL TRAYLINE, Middletown, CT  06457.  This is a full-time, thirty-seven and one half  (37.50)  hours per week position.  The Schedule, as follows:  Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 5:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

This position will be responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:  Ability to consistently mix proper ratio  of solution to properly sanitize kitchenware; cleaning and sanitize equipment; follow hand-washing guidelines; change water, remove of grease trap debris; distribute menu items, set up truck properly; remove recycle and trash, rotate and properly store bulk, frozen and produce; clean and sanitize floors, walls, tiles, etc.; preforms a variety of food preparations.

*The entry level compensation rate for this position shall be ten percent (10%) below the minimum compensation listed on this bulletin for an employee in his/her initial working test period.  Upon completion of the initial working test period, the employee shall advance to the minimum (Step 1) of the salary schedule and be paid accordingly.

If selected for further consideration, State Employees may be required to provide their last two (2) Service Ratings and Non-State Employees may be required to provide two (2) Letters of Reference.

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Questions regarding this Position should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or


This class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the preparation and cooking of food.


Performs a variety of basic tasks in preparing soups, salads, meats, vegetables, desserts, beverages, nourishments, etc.; cleans, washes, polishes pots, pans, dishes, silverware, kitchen equipment, floors, walls, etc.; operates kitchen machines and equipment; may participate in serving food and packing food for delivery; may receive training in the preparation of food on a large scale; may prepare food in the absence of the cook; assists with the receiving and storage of food; may assist in the preparation of production records; performs related duties as required.


Some knowledge of simple food preparation; some knowledge of liquid and dry weights and measures; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow instructions and learn routines; some mathematical ability.


Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
  2. Incumbents must be free from communicable diseases.
  3. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and utensils used in the kitchen and from patients/clients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.