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MSD COOK II

Contractual Position

Recruitment #17-005207-0001

Introduction

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

GRADE

6

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

MSD Cook II is an intermediate level of work in the Dietary Department of the Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus. The Cook II is responsible for the production and serving of meals in accordance with the facility's Food Safety Program and Wellness Policy; all Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus, and Dietary Department prescribed policies and procedures; and all applicable health and sanitation regulations and standards.

POSITION DUTIES

Prepares food items such as vegetables, salads, meats, and beverages by baking, frying, broiling, steaming, and mixing in accordance with recipes and dietetic guidelines.

Applies good service principles and methods related to food handling, proper food storage, and temperature control.

Operates kitchen equipment and appliances, such as mixers, cookers, ovens, stoves, toasters, coffee urns, microwaves, and related equipment.

Cleans and maintains utensils and work area in accordance with applicable safety and sanitary standards.

Protects equipment, utensils, food, and other items from contamination, spoilage, and pilferage.

Keeps records of supplies used and number of persons served.

May train, assign, and review the work of Dietary Workers or Food Service Assistants in cooking techniques.

Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Three years of experience in food preparation at a public or governmental establishment, such as a restaurant, hospital or comparable institution involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages.

Note: 1.  Graduation from an accredited vocational/technical high school with a major in food service or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in culinary classifications or food service specialty codes in the food preparation and serving field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Must be proficient in or willing to learn ASL.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time.

ServSafe food handler certification preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf, Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-480-4536

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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