Assistant Cook (Multiple Location)


Recruitment #220725-2220TC-TEC


The State of Connecticut, Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is the largest high school system in Connecticut, serving all geographic regions and all demographic and diverse populations. We currently operate 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two airframe mechanics and aircraft maintenance programs located throughout the state.

We are currently accepting applications for multiple Assistant Cook positions that could be located at any of our 20 locations across the state. This includes:
These opportunities may be on first or second shift. Full-time opportunities will have standard work weeks of 37.5 hours/week in 5 consecutive days, with regularly established starting and ending times. Part-time opportunities over 20 hours per week will also have standard work weeks, with regularly established starting and ending times. Some examples of full-time and part-time schedules are:
  • Full-time, First shift, 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Full-time, Second shift, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
  • Full-time, First shift 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM while school is not in session, and Second shift 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM while school is in session
  • Part-time, First shift, 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Part-time, Second shift, 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: Be accountable for a full range of basic tasks in preparing and cooking food. This includes preparing soups, salads, meats, vegetables, desserts, beverages, nourishments, etc. Additionally, you will be responsible for helping ensure we maintain a clean and sanitary working environment. 


  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Retirement healthcare offerings. 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities. 
  • Outstanding work-life balance
You can find more information on our comprehensive benefits here! 

 You will experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as an Assistant Cook for the State of Connecticut! 
We encourage you to apply today! 

FOR AN INSIDE LOOK: Check out the video below to see what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. 


  • 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.  
  • Please select all towns and shift(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the shift(s) may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific shift/town. 
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 


  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Note: The CTEC may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Assistant Cook position geared towards CTEC's specific position(s). Those types of Assistant Cook job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Assistant Cook posting you are interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Custodian recruitments are posted.
  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


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 those who have the following: 
  • Food service experience in a school
  • Experience using institutional food service equipment
  • Experience using computerized point-of-sale cashiering systems
  • Experience with bulk and individual plate cooking techniques
  • Possession or ability to acquire a ServSafe certification or other comparable certification


  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.