Title:  Cook

Application Deadline Date:  06/25/2024
Req ID:  50121
Department:  Mental Health
Location: 

Essex, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.46 - $22.86

Overview

Join the food service team at River Valley Therapeutic Residence in Essex, Vermont. We are looking for people who love to work with food and are committed to providing healthy meals to our residents.  Work in a supportive and low stress environment while earning full benefits, such as medical, dental and life insurance.  Paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time are also included. Availability to work one weekend per month is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Cook (Job Requisition #50121), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact troy.parah1@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.

OR

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

OR

Completion of a formal course in commercial food preparation.

Special Requirements

Note: 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.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.


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