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Cook at Pittsburg Community Schools

Cook

Pittsburg Community Schools Pittsburg, KS (On Site) Full-Time
Position: Cook (Multiple Positions)

Purpose: Preparation, serving and clean-up as required to serve meals and snacks to students and staff in assigned school kitchen.

Reports to: Kitchen Manager and Nutrition Services Director

Pay Rate: According to Nutrition Services pay scale for this job classification.

Term of Employment: Contract calculated on number of hours assigned per day x number of work days x hourly pay rate.

Qualifications:

Educational Requirements:
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Experience:
  • Experience and skills in Quantity Food Operations, preferred.
  • Reading and math skills for recipe and menu use calculations and adjustments.
  • Good personal hygiene and sanitary work habits.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively and follow directions.
General Expectations:
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to pleasantly and effectively communicate with the school district community.
  • Ability to meet attendance standards to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to maintain a generally positive attitude.
Functions and Responsibilities:

Universal USD 250 Classified Standards:
  • Support the philosophy and mission of USD 250 and the value of education.
  • Comply with the privacy rights of students.
  • Safeguard confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Communicate pleasantly and effectively with all the members of the school district and community.
  • Provide excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace to insure a safe and efficient working environment.
  • Ensure that all activities conform to district, state, and federal guidelines.
  • React to change positively and productively.
  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
Specific Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for food preparation duties as assigned, which may include: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Special Meals.
  • Assists in serving line set-up, meal service, and line break-down as assigned.
  • Responsible for handling storage of supplies when received and reports supply needs and problems to the Kitchen Manager.
  • Assists in the clean-up of all work areas in cooking, serving, and dishwashing areas.
  • Responsible for proper preparation and service of food items to students and adults.
  • Responsible for proper operation of equipment to insure individual safety and proper use to avoid damage to equipment and reports any problems with the equipment to the Kitchen Manager.
  • Responsible for proper handling of food items to maintain quality and safety.
  • Responsible for reporting absences as soon as feasible to Kitchen Manager.
  • Assists Kitchen Manager as time and need dictates to insure that nutrition services goals and standards are maintained.
  • Responsible for keeping of accurate time sheets and reports absences as soon as is feasibly possible to the Kitchen Manager.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing his/her job skills, by taking advantage of training programs on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for attending all monthly In-Service meetings with the Nutrition Services Director as often as once per month.
  • Responsible for making mealtime as pleasant for students and staff.
  • Takes the initiative to do whatever needs to be done to insure the efficient operation of the kitchen with limited supervision.
  • Responsible to learn all jobs and duties within the kitchen and willing to cover for others as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
  • Physical stamina to work full shift, requires standing and walking.
  • Heavy lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Capacity to perform duties in work areas that are both hot and/or cold.
  • Ability to work with presence of noise and in situations that are rushed and stressful in order to meet required timelines.


*Position will remain open until filled.

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