State Of Minnesota Anoka , MN 55303

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Job Details

Job Class: Cook

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 01/21/2020

Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment Services / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Work Shift: Day

Work Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Days of Work: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $17.01 - $22.84 /hourly

Job Class Option: None

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) has opportunities for you to join our team as a State of Minnesota employee. AMRTC is a secure inpatient psychiatric hospital serving adults with mental illness in a large, campus-based setting. Located just 15 minutes north of the Twin Cities metro, this modern facility offers compassionate, person-centered care in a pleasant environment appreciated by patients and employees alike.

In the role of Cook at AMRTC, will prepare delicious and nutritious salads, cold entrees, nourishments, bag lunches, snacks and special event items for hospital patients, employees and visitors. You will also perform necessary food service duties to maintain regulatory standards, plus ensure a clean, organized and efficient kitchen environment. This position includes direct patient interaction during meal trayline service. We seek applicants with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, who are ready to share our dedication to the people we serve.

Job duties include:

  • Prepare and dish fruits, vegetables, cold salads and cold modified diet menu items for patients, visitors and employees so that foods are nutritious, attractive, tasty and safe for patient consumption and meal time schedules are maintained.

  • Assist with hot food production when needed.

  • Follow recipes and prepare all menus items as written unless otherwise approved by Dietetic Administrative Staff.

  • Unload and store food/miscellaneous supplies delivered to the main kitchen loading dock and assist with inventory when requested.

  • Maintain sanitation per Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program and State, Federal, and AMRTC regulations and guidelines.

  • Perform other food service related tasks as assigned by supervisor so that all dietary responsibilities are accomplished and as appropriate.

  • Comply with all safety and health standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all standards and rules.


Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, your application/resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of large-scale cooking methods and equipment sufficient to prepare and serve food for a large number of people and adjust recipes to accommodate different numbers of people.

  • Knowledge of nutrition and food values sufficient to prepare items from standard recipes.

  • Knowledge of health and safety principles involved in food preparation operations sufficient to prepare and serve safe and healthy meals.

  • Ability to follow oral instructions and read and comprehend written instructions.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks, such as bending, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application/resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Barbara Schlie at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and job posting ID# 38047 to Caroline Dillon at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651.431.4945 or for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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