Sheriff's Correctional Cook I/II

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time CORRECTIONS Nutrition and Food Services Public Safety

Job Description

Position Description SHERIFF'S CORRECTIONAL COOK I        $3,253 - $4,443 Per Month
SHERIFF'S CORRECTIONAL COOK II       $3,595 - $4,909 Per Month

FINAL FILING DATE:  CONTINUOUS                                               Exam # 20/70K92/03AMO
PRIORITY SCREENING DATE:   Friday, April 17, 2020.  Applications received after April 17th, will be screened on a monthly basis.
 
The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff's Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.

Sheriff's Correctional Cooks are assigned to the Corrections Operations Bureau and works within a 24-hour, 7-day weekly schedule. This position supervises and instructs inmates in the preparation of a wide variety of meals for approximately 875 inmates housed in the Corrections Facility. Sheriff's Correctional Cooks are also responsible for observing and controlling the movement of inmates in restricted areas and assures sharp edged objects and food items are not removed from the kitchen area.

Candidates will be considered at both the Sheriff's Correctional Cook I and II levels. Candidates appointed to the Sheriff's Correctional Cook I level may be promoted to the Sheriff's Correctional Cook II level subject to meeting the employment standards for the higher job class and receiving a recommendation for promotion by the appointing authority. 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill future vacancies as they arise.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Sheriff's Correctional Cook II:
Thorough knowledge of:  Departmental rules and regulations necessary in the observation and control of the movement of inmates in restricted areas; Issuance of sharp edge objects; Issues regarding personal and officer safety.

Working knowledge of: Methods, procedures, cooking terms and equipment involved in the large-scale preparation of foods; Methods, procedures and techniques of receiving, inspecting, storing and issuing food and supplies.

Skill and Ability to:  Practice safety and security measures while supervising, training and utilizing inmate workers effectively and appropriately within a correctional facility environment; Understand, follow and enforce specific, detailed instructions, rules and regulations;  Estimate in advance, the food and supply requirements for a non-stable population; Prepare and maintain appropriate records and reports using mathematical calculations; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis.

Examples of Duties
  • Instructs inmates in the process and preparation of meals, use of kitchen equipment, serving and distribution of food in various sections of the jail, adherence to state cleanliness and sanitary standards.
  • Prepares and instructs inmates in the preparation of a wide variety of meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, salads and pastries from scratch.
  • Observes and controls the movement of inmates in restricted areas and assures sharp edged objects, and food items are not removed from the kitchen area.


Examples of Experience/Education/Training Examples of ways to acquire the required knowledge and skills are:

Sheriff's Correctional Cook I: Approximately two or more years of work experience preparing, cooking and serving meals in large quantities in an institutional kitchen; Sheriff's Correctional Cook II:   and a minimum of nine months of work experience directly supervising; instructing and training adult inmates in food preparation and meal service.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays and be subject to holdover and callback duty; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached; Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Work effectively in stressful conditions training and supervising potentially hostile individuals in a correctional facility environment; Remain calm and organized while preparing large volume of meals (approximately 1,200 or more per shift) under time-critical deadlines; Walk into freezers and coolers to monitor inmate workers where temperatures range from 3 to 39 degrees; Understand the fundamentals of kitchen equipment and how to safely operate kettle, ovens, stove, mixer, proofer tilt fryer etc.
 
The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to:
See well enough while supervising inmates in restricted areas; Speak clearly and effectively while instructing inmates in the process and preparation of meals in an environment that has multiple distractions; Physical strength to lift and carry food products weighing up to 50 pounds; Ability to stand for periods of time to preparing large volume of meals.
 

Additional Information Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays and be subject to holdover and callback duty; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached; Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Work effectively in stressful conditions training and supervising potentially hostile individuals in a correctional facility environment; Remain calm and organized while preparing large volume of meals (approximately 1,200 or more per shift) under time-critical deadlines; Walk into freezers and coolers to monitor inmate workers where temperatures range from 3 to 39 degrees; Understand the fundamentals of kitchen equipment and how to safely operate kettle, ovens, stove, mixer, proofer tilt fryer etc.
 
The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to:
See well enough while supervising inmates in restricted areas; Speak clearly and effectively while instructing inmates in the process and preparation of meals in an environment that has multiple distractions; Physical strength to lift and carry food products weighing up to 50 pounds; Ability to stand for periods of time to preparing large volume of meals.
 
Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/class-specifications
 
Benefits:
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package.  To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website.  This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.  The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
 
Notes:
This classification is covered by a MOU between Monterey County and SEIU Local 521.  Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.  If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 
  Application and Selection Procedures
 Apply On-Line at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Attn:  Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA  93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or 755-3702          Fax: (831) 755-3828
 
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
 
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions
For a guaranteed review, all required application materials must be received by Friday, April 17, 2020.  Applications received after April 17th, will be screened on a monthly basis.  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.  All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
 Equal Opportunity
 
Monterey County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.                                                                                                                                                                       
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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