Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Cook (Substitute)

Recruitment #191021-2220TE-001




The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education invites applicants to apply for a Substitute Assistant Cook position to work first shift within The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.  This position is located at Platt Technical Education and Career School in Milford, CT.  The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.  In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of Assistant Cook duties. The hours are as needed when the permanent employee is unavailable for work.

Selection Plan

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.  For all other inquiries, please contact Nancy Flynn,


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.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:

  • At least two (2) years of food service experience in a school that operates under the USDA National School breakfast and lunch programs.
  • Current certification in the safe preparation and serving of food or other appropriate documentation attesting to the applicant’s knowledge of health and safety requirements in food service.
  • Knowledge of institutional food service equipment use and proper bulk and individual plate cooking techniques are required.
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination Certificate, which must include the certification number, exam form number, date of examination, and date of expiration. 
  • Experience in cashiering and in the use of a computerized Point-of-Sale system.


  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.

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

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