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Salary: $2,659.00 - $3,330.00
Posted: 10/28/2014

Job Description:
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Applicants must be on an eligible list for this classification, or be a current or former State employee with proper transfer or reinstatement eligibility. This appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letters.

HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a completed State application (STD. 678) to the name and address below. Please indicate the job title, position number and the basis of your eligibility in the Job Title section of your application (i.e. enter List Eligible, Lateral Transfer or Reinstatement). Failure to provide this information may result in removal of your application from the hiring process.


Under supervision of the Correctional Supervising Cook, CF, the Cook Specialist II, CF, is responsible for the regular preparation of the day's meals for the Correctional Training Center. In addition, the Cook Specialist II will maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, prevent escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property, maintain security of working areas and work materials, inspect premises and search inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs. Duties include:

45% Overall preparation of the menu fare. These activities will include filling raw ingredient orders and hands-on preparation of food using standardized recipes. Will prepare, sauces, soups, gravies, main vegetable, starch, pasta dishes, and salads. Also has responsibility for range and COSIT set-ups and monitoring of Advanced Training and conference refreshments as well as the dining room.

20% Actively participate as alternate food service lead in the serving of meals on various shifts. This post will be responsible for the monitoring and log entry of quality, portion and temperature control of all foods served, including hot line, cold line and desserts.

20% Assist in the supervision and monitoring of an assigned inmate crew in the setup of work and service areas in preparation for the day's work. Assist in supervising and monitoring inmates in restoring to order, these same areas after meal service is completed.

15% Assist with culinary record keeping procedures, including: inventory, stock rotation, cleaning and sanitation schedules, all food temperature charts, range schedules and meal count. Assist in dish room when needed. Other duties as assigned.

To apply for this position, a State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, training and development, non-testing appointment, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit CalHR Job Descriptions and type in either the class code or title of the classification you are applying for.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Cook Specialist II, CF 048 - 104 - 2186 - var
Location County
9850 Twin Cities Road, Galt SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Recruitment and Hiring
9850 Twin Cities Road
Galt, CA 95632
Kristen Lyle
209-744-5000 ext. 4396

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