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Production Cook, Dining Services III

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Production Cook, Dining Services III
Classification Title Dining Services III
Position Type State Classified
Open Date 03/16/2017
Close Date 03/30/2017
Salary $2,097 (monthly + FULL Benefits)
Full/Part Time Full-time
State Classified Hourly No
Overtime Eligible
Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523
Description of Work Unit

Serve Colorado State University Dining Services with loyalty, competence and professionalism and to expect the same from others; to maintain within our institution the highest standards of service, quality products and food safety and to promote the same standards within the community by personal practice and example. Residential Dining Services sole purpose is to provide Colorado State University students, faculty/staff and the community with a quality food service program.

Position Summary

Fully operational cook preparing/producing foods from an established pre-printed menu and standardized recipes. Responsible for quality, quantity and appearance of foods prepared/served.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Two full-time years (24 months) of food preparation/production experience in a commercial kitchen environment.
Substitutions

N/A

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies (e.g. knowledge, skills, abilities, and other personal characteristics) which have been outlined as essential to performing successfully in this position:

  • Work experience in a high-volume (500+ meals) food production operation and food safety certification such as ServSafe or HACCP.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple activities/tasks with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills necessary for building and maintaining successful work relationships.
  • Exemplary customer service skills and a desire to provide memorable customer service interactions with clients and customers.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Food Production Assistance
Duty/Responsibility

Produce food items from preprinted menus using standardized recipes and methods to maintain high quality, nutritional standards, and safety & sanitation regulations. Food items are produced by the ability to bake, roast, broil, steam, fry, grill, chop, measure, and mix ingredients, etc. by hand or using power operated equipment. Monitor and restock service areas by assuring food product quality and availability. Record temperature control checks (HACCP). Garnish foods in an attractive manner. Pull/prepare and produce food items for further use. Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Sanitation
Duty/Responsibility

Clean and sanitize all production and service areas, machinery/equipment, dishes and utensils according to sanitation guidelines and schedules. Service and monitor equipment. Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 18
Job Duty Category Food Inventory & Supply
Duty/Responsibility

Properly handle food and supply items by storing, refrigerating, freezing or disposing following safety, sanitation, and operation guidelines. Conduct inventory and orders by gathering data, past and present, to meet the need for future foods and supplies. Assist and learn how to record and access customer counts, food preparation, production, inventory and all other information pertinent to Computrition Menu Management System. Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 7
Job Duty Category Kitchen Operations
Duty/Responsibility

Open kitchen and turn on equipment by exercising safety, sanitation and security procedures.
OR
Close kitchen and shut down equipment by exercising safety, sanitation and security procedures.

Percentage Of Time 3
Job Duty Category Customer Service
Duty/Responsibility

Assure established rules and regulations are enforced and followed by colleagues and customers. Establish and nurture a positive relationship with customers.

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Meeting Attendance and Other Duties
Duty/Responsibility

• Attend assigned meetings and training sessions passing appropriate assessments as applicable (I.e.Dining, Departmental, Unit, ServSafe, Allergy Training, New Employee Training, etc.).
• Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 2

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS

  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

RESUMES

  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

NOTES

  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu

DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Please check the “Help” link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Successfully complete the WorkSteps evaluation., Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare., Special Requirements/Other - Per CSU HDS food safety training policy, the incumbent must successfully pass the ServSafe certification exam within 6 months of hire date.
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing and able to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services for the Dining Services operation without delay or interruption (i.e. inclement weather)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you willing and able to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-placement physical exam (WorkSTEPS) as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * During challenging times in the work place due to heavy workload, multiple high priority tasks, or highly detailed and complex responsibilities; how do you demonstrate a positive attitude? Please share a specific example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please give a detailed example of a time at work when you were able to show your supervisor and co-workers that you are dependable. Be sure to describe the actions that you took to let others know they could count on you. How did your supervisors or co-workers treat you after they knew you were a dependable employee?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * You are one of two Production Cooks on the p.m. shift; unfortunately, your co-worker calls from the doctor’s office advising they have strep throat and will not be able to come in today. Dinner service is starting in 45 minutes and you need to make sure all the dinner stations are ready with the menu item listed. You still have all of the vegetable prep for Yellow & Green Squash Saute (diced), Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes (quartered), and Pan Fried Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes (sliced). How would you handle this situation?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)