SENIOR COOK

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: $40,055.04 - $52,405.20 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:

J6399R

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
October 4, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, supervises food service workers and subordinate cooks and participates in the performance of quantity food preparation and cooking duties at a County facility.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Head Cook and are responsible for participating in and supervising the work of subordinate cooks, food service workers, contract employees and/or inmate workers engaged in all phases of food preparation and cooking in a County facility. Incumbents provide technical direction and training to less experienced cooks and food service workers in the standard techniques of quantity food preparation utilized in the mixing, cooking, baking, and serving of complete meals in an institutional environment. Incumbents must possess the written and verbal communication skills necessary to follow daily/weekly meal plans and to supervise and monitor the work of staff, ensuring that food items are prepared properly and on time. Positions at this level must be experienced in modifying standardized recipes according to the needs of the facility or ingredients available. These positions provide training to subordinate staff in the safe use and care of kitchen equipment, overseeing the operation, breakdown, and cleaning of standard and specialized food service equipment and providing instruction in proper sanitation methods, as well as health and safety regulations. Incumbents must have the ability to stand or walk for long periods of time, and may be required to bend, stoop, squat, and reach. Positions assigned to either the Sheriff's or Probation Departments are required to work in a custody/detention facility and are distinguished by their responsibility for supervising inmate workers.

Essential Job Functions

Supervises and instructs food service staff including subordinate Food Service Workers and Cooks in standard preparation and cooking techniques utilized in the preparation of a variety of food items, proper use of various kitchen utensils and equipment, portioning and serving of food items, preparation and set up of meal facilities, and proper cleaning of dishes, pots, pans, equipment, kitchen work areas, and food storage areas.

Makes work assignments and inspects the work of food service staff and/or inmate workers while in progress, and upon completion, to ensure that the quality of food prepared is acceptable and meets established dietary guidelines.

Instructs food services staff and/or inmate workers in health and safety regulations and monitors compliance with those regulations.

Inspects food supplies received, rejects those supplies of poor or unacceptable quality, oversees the proper storage of supplies accepted and monitors the rotation of supplies to prevent spoilage.

Coordinates work station cooking activities with those of other kitchen units, ensuring that food items are prepared on time and that food to be served is maintained at proper temperatures.

Supervises the setup of meal facilities and oversees the serving of food in compliance with department policy and procedures and health and safety regulations.

Ensures that utensils and work areas are clean and ready for the next shift.

Requisitions food supplies based on daily/weekly menu plans, as required.

Modifies recipes to meet changes in the number of servings and the substitution of recipe ingredients when other ingredients are unavailable.

Assigned to perform baking duties or work in the butcher shop, as required.

Assigned to oversee the activities of a shift, as required.

Acts as a lead person, supervising and/or instructing youth in a County-sponsored program, as required.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Two years' journey level* experience in quantity food preparation and cooking of complete meals in an institutional, commercial, military, or similar establishment.**

LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Journey level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

**Experience in fast food service is not considered as qualifying for this position. Quantity food preparation and cooking of complete meals refers to experience preparing and cooking a variety of food items including soups, meats, vegetables, and other foods.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH
. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Custody General & Specialized Division, Custody Food Services.

AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift

APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .


NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing, or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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