The current vacancy is in Ukiah. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur.
Primary responsibility is performing a variety of tasks related to the preparation and serving of meals to inmates and staff members at Juvenile Hall or the County Jail; serves as lead worker for inmate food workers.
Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Determines number of meals or snacks to prepare.
Cleans and prepares food.
Cooks food according to prescribed menus and special dietary instructions.
Prepares meals for distribution to inmates and staff members; serves food.
Cleans and maintains work areas.
Assists with cleanup; washes dishes and towels; puts away dishes after washing.
Sets tables and trays in preparation for serving meals.
Inventories supply of food and/or paper items; stocks items upon delivery.
Records food consumption and meal counts.
Uses a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment to perform tasks.
Serves as lead worker for inmate food workers.
Signs knives in and out.
Attends meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED; and six (6) months of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training, and related experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must obtain National Registry of Food Safety Professional (NRFSP) Certificate within six (6) months of employment.
Knowlege, Skills, and Abilities
Food preparation techniques, quantity cooking and preparation of special or restricted diets.
Safety and sanitation methods related to food preparation and serving.
Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
Operating a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment.
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
Providing direction to inmate food workers.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions in order to operate machinery and other equipment.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, taste or smell, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Important Application Information:
It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
You must complete all sections of the application. A rsum or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a rsum or those that reference "see rsum" will be rejected as incomplete.
Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.
Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.
Employment with the County may require the successful completion of a pre-employment background and/or medical examination and may include drug screening and/or fingerprinting.
This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.
The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.
Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.
Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:
HOLIDAYS AND PERSONAL LEAVE
Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.
Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.
Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.
MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, AND LIFE INSURANCE
The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM
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