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Cook 1 (On-Call)

at State of Washington

Pay: $14.24 to $18.38/hour
$14.24 - $18.38
Posted: 11/24/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 2335742

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recruitment for an on-call Cook 1 at our Walla Walla Veterans Home (WWVH). 

This position works on-call only.

This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
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Some of what you will be doing: 
Under the direction of the Dietary Manager, you will work in the food service department providing meals for the resident veterans of our Walla Walla Veterans Home. You will assist with the preparation, service, and cleanup for up to 60 meals per day.
Key Responsibilities:
Obtain necessary supplies from storage areas.

Assist with cleaning of fresh fruit & vegetables.

Prepare foods using various methods such as steaming, baking, and deep frying.

Serves the food and assists with the cleanup of all preparation and service equipment and utensils.


Required Qualifications:

Possess a Washington State Food Handler's Permit.

Professional experience working in a large scale food production environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

One (1) year of experience in food preparation or cooking OR completion of a course in large scale cooking.

Culinary degree or certification.

HACCP certification.

Knowledge of nutrition or therapeutic diets.

Experience working in large scale kitchen production.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
Application process:  
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
Applications submitted will contain the following: 
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.
3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.