Examples of Duties This is a 24/7 facility that requiresvarious work shifts,which include working holidays, weekends and overtime. This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is up to $14.67 per hour. Desirable qualifications:Experience supervising or working in a lead position.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Prepare, season, and cook a variety of meals including salads, dressings, pastries, and desserts.
- Use proper recipes, techniques, and procedures to prepare and cook meals according to Master Menu.
- Adjusts procedures to prepare separate items for modified diets and use of leftovers.
- Uses a variety of kitchen equipment such as blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers and tenderizers.
- Receives, stores, labels and rotates supplies to ensure freshness and minimize spoilage and waste.
- Reports spoiled, unattractive or bad tasting food, defective supplies/equipment or other conditions.
- Maintains standard records and reports required by the department, county, state, and federal agencies.
- Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment, counters, work areas and appliances.
- Ensures all issued kitchen property and sharp objects are returned to proper storage location prior to releasing inmates who have worked the shifts.
- Ensures security of locked areas; reports all suspect behavior of assigned inmates.
- Direct, train, supervise and evaluate personnel and inmate workers.
Minimum Qualifications Special Requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age upon appointment and pass Sheriff Department background investigation.Level I
One (1) year of experience as a cook in an institutional, commercial, or large domestic kitchen similar to the assigned area preferred.Level II
One (1) year of experience equivalent to a Correctional Facility Cook I in Merced County.Both Levels Require:
High School graduate or GED equivalent.License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions Essential Functions include the ability to:
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Frequently lift and move, with assistance, objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
- Provide daily direction and training of food preparation and serving for over 1000 meals.
- Tolerate heat and steam.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl; Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Techniques and methods used in quantity food preparation, including special diets.
- Grilling, frying, baking, broiling and steaming equipment and service procedures.
- State and federal regulations as they pertain to food preparation in institutional kitchens.
- Proper kitchen sanitation methods and procedures; Safe work methods.
- Care and maintenance of a wide variety of kitchen utensils.
- Equipment and utensils used in the preparation, cooking, and serving of food.
- Principles, procedures, and equipment used to prepare, cook and dispense food in large quantities.
- American Dietitian Association regulations.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Prepare and serve food in large quantities.
- Coordinate the work of cooking preparation to produce the required food at the right time.
- Read and write at a level required to perform the essential duties.
- Understand and follow recipes; Take inventories and maintain simple records.
- Work safely around heat and steam.
- Safely operate equipment commonly found in institutional kitchens.
- Prepare large quantities of food with minimal waste; make adjustments to meet menu requirements.
- Estimate and order food and supplies in the right quantity to meet menu requirements.
- Direct the work of helpers.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary
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