COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Under general supervision, prepares and cooks food for residents and employees of a County institution; cares for equipment, utensils, supplies and work areas; supervises inmate or ward workers; and does other work as required.
Positions in this class are distinguished from the next higher class of Head Cook in that the latter is responsible for planning meals that meet nutritional guidelines and for the training and supervision of employees in this class.
Working knowledge of:
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of experience cooking meals in a large institutional or commercial kitchen.
Special Requirements, Conditions:
License Requirement: Possession of a valid California class C driver license.
Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to the possibility of burns and/or bodily injury; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; variable temperatures; electrical hazards; insect bites or stings; chemical irritants; high levels of noise; and potentially hostile inmates.
Other Special Working Requirements: Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis. Candidates working in juvenile detention facilities are subject to the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections Title 15 – Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities and must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation and physical examination that meet the requirements of Title 15, Article 3.
Bargaining Unit: General Representation
EEOC Job Category: 08
Occupational Grouping: 27
Worker's Comp Code: 0285