Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190510-2220TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Southwest Connecticut Mental Health (SWCMHS) System seeks qualified individuals for the position of Assistant Cook (PCN 027951). Location: Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Ave, Bridgeport CT, 06610.  Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. –  5:30 p.m., full time, 37.5 hours per week, alternating weekends. 

Performs a variety of basic tasks in the preparation  of foods for consumption of consumers on our inpatient units.  May prepare food in the absence of the cook. 

*The entry level compensation rat for this position shall be ten percent (10%) below the minimum compensation listed on the 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.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: a copy of their Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Sharon Ferguson  DMHAS HR, 203-551-7078 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.

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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.