Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Head Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #191008-4310TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) - Valley View Cafe seeks qualified individuals for a Head Cook position.  (Position # CV 122922)  This is a full-time, thirty-seven and one half  (37.50) hours per week position.  The work schedule for this position is:  Monday thru Thursday, 5:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Valley View Cafe is our Hospital Cafeteria, which is run by a combination of State Employees and Client Employees.  The selected candidate will be responsible for ordering, supervising, scheduling, prepping, cooking and serving all food items, as ordered.

NOTE: Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  Please regularly check your email for notifications.  You must reply to the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or Deborah.A.Robinson@ct.gov.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for food service employees engaged in the preparation and cooking of food.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans kitchen workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains kitchen procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; inspects and requisitions food and supplies; supervises the cleaning of kitchen and other food service areas and of equipment; may plan menus and be responsible for serving of meals; performs the full range of duties as outlined in the Cook specification; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply cooking principles and techniques on a quantity basis; considerable knowledge of institutional cooking methods; knowledge of health and safety requirements in food service; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare menus and keep records; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience in the preparation and cooking of food.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the preparation of food on a quantity basis.
Note: For State Employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at or above the level of Cook.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess designation as a Qualified Food Operator as defined by Connecticut Public Health Code.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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