Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220121-2220TC-001

Introduction

Are you a cook looking for a great chance step up in your culinary career? If so, we have an excellent opportunity to continue serving our State's Veterans.

We, at the Department of Veterans Affairs are looking for an Assistant Cook to join our team in a full-time role. This position is on first shift, 37.5 hours per week. The work schedule has core hours from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, three days per week, including weekends. The work day schedule will be determined based on agency needs.

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.

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 food offerings to the clients we serve

    As a State employee, you have available a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work/life balance for all employees.

    * The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.

    Please Note: Agency employees interested in lateral transfers need to apply through JobAps in order to be considered.

  • Selection Plan

    The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

    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 most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.

    In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

    Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

    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. 

    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 Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

    Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov

    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 have:

    • Experience preparing and serving 500 complete daily meals per day
    • Experience using industrial food service equipment
    • Experience following food safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
    • Experience responding to clients requests

    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.