Cook (GS 06) – Part Time

Department of Community and Human Services
2355 Mill Rd
Alexandria , VA 22314
United States

Government Agencies
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $16.00 To $19.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

General Statement of Duties:

This position will report to our SA/ACTC facility located at 2355 Mill Rd. Shift hours will be Thursday through Sunday 1 to 6/6:30pm (20 hours weekly). The Cook is responsible for preparing and serving meals up to 160 consumer & residents at the Substance Abuse Services and Alexandria Community Shelter, 365 days a year. Assist with inventory control and maintenance of the kitchen and equipment in accordance with DCHS and the State health department standards. 

Examples of Duties

  • ­ Prepares meals for up to 160 consumers & residents per day
  • ­ Cooks lunch and dinner according to planned menus & recipes
  • ­ Uses accepted methods of food preparation, equipment maintenance, sanitation and safety practices
  • ­ Maintains inventory in refrigerator, freezer, storage cabinets, and shelves in an orderly manner
  • ­ Labels and discards foods after expiration date
  • ­ Performs inventory control and supply usage records
  • ­ Coordinates with verifying deliveries and in properly storing food and supplies
  • ­ Assists with preparation of food ordered on catering requests
  • ­ Slices meat using a meat slicer
  • ­ Substitutes menu items with other food containing similar nutritional values
  • ­ Cleans ovens, range and dish machine hoods, steam table, cold table, and refrigerator, freezer, cabinets, and shelves, counter tops, underneath counters, walls and floors
  • ­ Attends staff meetings
  • ­ Keeps department required trainings up to date
  • ­ Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
­ Some knowledge of acceptable food preparation methods; some knowledge of the principles of sanitation and safety in food service operations; ability to interpret and follow written and oral instructions, good inventory habits, knowledge of food ordering, ability to lift and maneuver 50 lbs. unassisted, equipment and supplies.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
- At least two years of experience in food preparation as a cook, and completion of high school level courses in arithmetic and English; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Be able to pass City background check
Additional Requirements
- Possession of a valid certificate in food service sanitation as required by the City of Alexandria, and successful completion of a City medical examination prior to the date of appointment.
- The successful applicant will possess a valid driver’s license from state of residence with good driving record.
Anna Connor
2355 Mill Rd
Alexandria VA 22314
United States

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