Hennepin CountyMinneapolis 55415
Full Time

Plan and participate in daily production and service of all meals for inmates and staff; serve as a short-order cook in the staff dining room; set up and ensure inmate special diet requests are prepared correctly.

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Cook, Senior

Hennepin County
Full Time 24 per week Hennepin County Sheriff, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States
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Overview

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is seeking a Senior Cook at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility (PSF). This position will prepare and serve food, while maintaining and exceeding health and safety standards. The PSF operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Staff process about 30,000 people a year, with approximately 800 pretrial detainees in the jail at any given time. This position also requires supervising and working alongside inmates to perform food service tasks.

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the  

Location and hours:
This position is located at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, 401 South 4th Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415. The hours are primarily Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and every third weekend. Candidates must be available to work occasional evening, night, overnight, holiday, and weekend hours.

About this position type: 
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Cook, Senior.
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* An additional wage premium of $375 per month is paid when supervising inmate workers. 

In this position, you will:

  • Plan and participate in daily production and service of all meals for inmates and staff; serve as a short-order cook in the staff dining room; set up and ensure inmate special diet requests are prepared correctly.
  • Use cook/chill method of meal preparation and distribution.
  • Ensure all products are above standards through continuous quality checks; maintain standards of sanitation and cleanliness in kitchen and dining areas.
  • Maintain inventories of food and supplies in food service areas as appropriate to continuous needs. 
  • Supervise inmate workers use of kitchen appliances, including utensils and knives while maintaining safety and security within the kitchen operation and throughout the facility.
  • Attend scheduled training sessions and unit meetings.
Need to have:
  • Three years or more of cooking experience in the food industry.
  • The ability to lift cases of food products weighing up to 40 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • The ability to be available to work occasional evening, night, overnight, holiday, and weekend hours.
Nice to have:
  • Food service experience in an institutional (prison, correctional facility, detention center, hospital, or other setting where individuals are confined for long periods of time) setting.
  • Experience operating industrial kitchen appliances and food service equipment.
  • Ability to:
    • Work in an environment that includes a mix of professional staff and inmate workers.
    • Manage problems and resolve conflicts between people using tact and diplomacy.
    • Deal respectfully and effectively with others, including persons with limited English skills.
    • Work as a team member interacting with multiple managers, including security and civilian staff.
    • Obtain and maintain CPR and basic emergency care certification.
    • Obtain ServSafe Certification.

About the department:
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office serves the county's 1.2 million residents. State law mandates most of the sheriff's office duties, including managing the county jail, providing security to the district court, and patrolling the waterways in the county.

The Sheriff's Office also runs specialized initiatives like Criminal Information Sharing and Analysis (CISA), Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF), Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Community Outreach and Employee Wellness.  The mission of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is: Providing quality professional services while building meaningful relationships that are sustainable within our communities, and with our partners, to ensure justice and safety for all.   
 
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
 
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at  (log in as Guest).
 
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
 
Your future. Made here.
 
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
 
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
Marita Nguyen
 
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