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Job Opportunity: Cook 2:Oregon State University

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Cook 2

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 24, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to candidates.

Applications will be reviewed located on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting income is at the lower end of the income range.

For additional information Contact Us by: OSU-Cascades Human Resources at human.resources@osucascades.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Housing & Dining Srvcs (LCH)
Classification Title Cook 2
Job Title Cook 2
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Bend
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min income $16.30
Max income $24.22
Employment Category Regular
Position Summary This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Cook 2 position at OSU-Cascades. This position will be located in Bend, OR.

In support of the OSU-Cascades Signature Areas of Distinction, the Dining Services team exists to support the health and wellness of all students, faculty and staff by providing food and beverage choices that facilitate our own health, contribute to the collective well-being of our community, and work in collaboration with internal experts as well as external partners. The OSU-Cascades campus is a 300 bed residence hall, 250 seat dining center and coffee shop with full-service food service operation including catering that offers inspired cuisine and exceptional service to on-campus students and customers that emphasizes a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, healthy food options and cooking from scratch. Catering events include intimate gatherings, business meetings and conferences of varying sizes.

The OSU-Cascades Dining Services team is committed to:
   » Creating an inspirational culinary practice through a food-first philosophy that integrates nutrition and dietary preferences, while maintaining quality and a passion for food.
   » Providing dining options that meet the taste preferences, nutritional needs, price and dietary requests of our students, faculty and staff.
   » Creating a welcoming and inclusive dining practice that will create a sense of community.
   » Providing dining options that meet the taste preferences, nutritional needs, price and dietary requests of our students, faculty and staff.
   » Working toward continuous improvements of operational efficiency by identifying and assessing metrics used to define success.
   » Participate as a vital team member in a competitive market that will strive to at a minimum break even.

The purpose of this position is to ensure that guests of OSU-Cascades dining operations receive a high quality, nutritious and satisfying meal. This position has responsibility for preparing and producing the food production for a designated area, preparing foods for special diets, maintaining adequate product, and training students and staff on cooking methods and procedures. This is done by providing leadership abilities and function modeling on how to maintain high quality food and how to prepare menu items using solid fundamental cooking methods with a focus on safety and sanitation.

OSU-Cascades Dining Services staff members are expected to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Oregon State University (OSU) offers a competitive benefits package which includes:
   »Benefits - Employer contribution of 95% of total premium cost (medical/dental/vision), employee pays 5% of premium costs. Optional spouse/domestic and dependent coverage.
   »Leave Accruals - Vacation (8 hours/month), sick leave (8 hours/month), 10 paid holidays, as well as a special day that classified employees can use anytime between Thanksgiving and New Years.
   »Retirement - Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), plus additional optional plans.
   »Life insurance - Optional employee & spouse/domestic partner coverage.
   »Tuition Reduction (Staff Fee Privileges) - Eligible employees appointed to at least .50 FTE, on the first day of the term, to register for courses and receive reduced tuition rates for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Staff rate is 30 percent of the resident per credit hour undergraduate tuition at the teaching institution.
Additional information regarding benefits offered by OSU can be found at: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/new-employees. When looking at benefits, please note this position is designated as Classified.

Position tasks Meal Prep (50%)

Responsible for appearance, flavor and overall quality of menu items being served.

Modify recipes as needed, located on instruction from Sous Chef or Chef de Cuisine.

Preform prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting, and seeding fruits and vegetables.

Weigh and measure designated ingredients to assist in preparation of menu items by following the directions from lead cooks and Chef de Cuisine.

Follow recipes and standards for meal production and presentation on the serving line.

Ensure that serving stations remain well stocked to accommodate customer demand.

Prepare packaged meals for grab-n-go service.

Follow operating procedures for all food production equipment.

Sanitation and Safety (20%)

Prepare food items following all safe food handling procedures including but not limited temperature documentation.

Remove any unappetizing food products from area following waste procedures and documenting as needed.

Ensure that students who assist in meal preparations are following safe and sanitary procedures.

Customer Service (15%)

Create an exceptional overall practice for customers by providing friendly, polite, expertiseable, and efficient service.

Resolve customer concerns and relay information to manager.

Lead Student Workers (10%)

Instruct student workers as necessary in procedures and needs for food preparation.

Advise manager on the performance of student workers, as requested.

Other (5%)

Other tasks as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of cooking practice in an institution or commercial firm serving complete meals; OR an Associate's degree in Food Service Management, Foods and Hospitality Service, or a directly-related field.
Additional Required Qualifications expertise of large quantity food preparation.

practice in safe and sanitary methods for food and beverage preparing, handling, and storage.

practice working with kitchen equipment including, but not limited to: grills, fryers, knives, slicing machines, mixers, ovens and steam kettles.

Demonstrated capability to follow instructions and stay organized.

Demonstrated passion for food and the food service industry.

Demonstrable capability to work with and/or lead diverse groups of employees.

capability to respond positively to changing work demands as well as the capability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals.

Professional oral and non-verbal communication expertise.

Requires a valid Food Handler's certificate within 30 days of employment. Must maintain certification all over service with OSU-Cascades.

This position is required to maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification (if cognitively and physically able to do so) within 90 days of employment of when training becomes available by the department. Training is provided at department expense. Duty to act end at summoning professional emergency assistance.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications practice as a lead worker with the capability to train and direct employees.

practice in a retail food environment.

practice providing good customer service.

Demonstrated expertise of food allergens and special dietary needs.

practice in exhibition cooking and pizza cooking.

practice in various global cuisines.

practice in preparation and set up of catered events.

practice working in a team-located environment.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule OSU Cascades is a seven-day-a-week operation, so weekends, evenings, and occasional holiday work will be required. This position requires the capability to work a flexible schedule located on operational needs.

The employee in this position will often be required to lift/carry/push/push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent is expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.

This is a physically active job in an institutional kitchen environment. Incumbent will practice long working periods of standing on a hard floor; working with commercial kitchen equipment; fluctuation in work flow, temperature and noise level.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. Yes
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P03604CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 08/01/2022
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 06/01/2022
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 07/24/2022
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified candidates
Special Instructions to candidates To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 24, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to candidates.

Applications will be reviewed located on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting income is at the lower end of the income range.

For additional information Contact Us by: OSU-Cascades Human Resources at human.resources@osucascades.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * OSU-Cascades values and is committed to promoting and enhancing diversity in a variety of contexts. Please describe how your background and practices can assist in furthering this goal and please specifically address in regards to working directly with diverse populations and sensitivity to communication differences.
(Open Ended Question)

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Job Location: Corvallis, Oregon
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Post Date: 01/24/2023 / Viewed 119 times
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Company: Oregon State University
Contact Email: human.resources@osucascades.edu


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