Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Head Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #211007-4310TC-002

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. 

Are you a culinary professional looking for a new opportunity? If so, we invite you to apply today! 

The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is currently recruiting for the position of Head Cook to join our CVH Battell Kitchen located in Middletown, CT.  This is a full-time, 37.50 hours per week position. The work schedule is 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  The position number is 25329.  Please note this position is open to DMHAS employees only. 

Discover the opportunity to: 

  • Collaborate with highly skilled and experienced cooks;
  • Provide a positive impact our client population by your interactions and professionalism; and 
  • Utilize your skills and experience to bring food offerings to the clients we serve. 
At CVH, individuals receive services that assist them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible.

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 & 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). 

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

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a). 

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

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). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

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 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.

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.