Title:  Cook C - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  06/20/2024
Req ID:  48645
Department:  Mental Health

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.46


The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) is seeking a Temporary Cook C to work at their Berlin, Vermont location. The kitchen prepares and cooks meals for patients in a 25-bed hospital setting. This position will participate in menu review and food production, and supervision of Food Service Workers. The incumbent will assist with maintaining high standards of food quality, safety, sanitation, be comfortable operating slicers, knives, cleaning to include dishwashing, and lifting to 60 lbs. Other duties as assigned could be maintaining organization in walk in and dry storage and assisting with cleaning. This position will work five days per week with the expectation of some flexibility.

Who May Apply

This position, Cook C - Temporary (Job Requisition #48645), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact wendy.shapiro@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


Candidates, including current State employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, or persons exercising re-employment rights, must pass a fingerprint supported background investigation applicable to the position.  Additionally, in accordance with AHS Policy 4.02 - Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in an institutional kitchen during an assigned shift. Incumbents must be able to operate cutters and slicers, handle knives, lift heavy weights (up to 60 lbs.) and work under conditions of high heat and humidity. Duties include supervision of institutional residents or inmates in work situations.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND one 1 year or more of experience in volume cooking.


High School diploma or equivalent AND completion of a high school level culinary arts career preparation program.


Completion of a formal course in commercial food preparation.

Special Requirements

Note: Incumbents employed by Corrections must be trained and certified in the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point HACCP within the first six months of employment.


Incumbents employed by the Vermont Veterans’ Home, River Valley Therapeutic Residence and Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital must be ServSafe Certified within the first six months of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.