Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210601-2220TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has a long history of "Serving Those Who Served" since 1864.  Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect.  We pride ourselves on fostering these qualifies as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them. 

The DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill.  There are two paths for residency at the DVA: 

  • Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and 
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center  which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance. 

Are you interested in using the culinary arts to serve the Veteran population of your community? If so, we have the position for you!  We are seeking to hire a qualified Assistant Cook to join our team in Rocky Hill.  This is a full time, 37.5 hour per week position. The work schedule is 1st shift, 6:00 a.m.  to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The position number is 2863. 

Discover the opportunity to: 

  • Collaborate with highly skilled and experienced cooks; 
  • Positively impact our client population by your interactions and professionalism; 
  • Utilize your skills and experience to bring exciting food offerings to the clients we serve; and 
  • Join an agency and department that encourages suggestions and open communication to increase organizational value. 

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!  We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees. 

*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.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as 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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate will possess the following: 

  • ServSafe Certified; 
  • Experience with sanitation practices in a food service environment;
  • Experience in preparation and serving of complete daily meals in a large scale (500 meals per day) institutional or commercial setting;
  • Experience using institutional food service equipment;
  • Experience working with residents/customer service; and 
  • Food service experience in a healthcare setting.         

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.







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