Salary: $16.60-$20.27 hourly / $2,888-$3,525 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, coordinates the
preparation, cooking and serving of meals for large groups of people
in a central jail kitchen; trains and oversees a crew of inmates
assigned to work in the kitchen; and does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Cook by the responsibility for inmate supervision and training as
opposed to hands-on cooking. Chef is distinguished from this class
by the responsibility for the overall planning, organizing and
supervising of the food services for a medium size County facility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Trains and oversees a crew of inmates assigned to prepare, cook,
and serve meals and clean kitchen and dining area; estimates food
requirements and instructs inmates in the preparation of quality
2. Coordinates the work of the crew to complete adequate food
preparation and serving at the allotted times.
3. Observes the work of inmates in the kitchen, and instructs
inmates in kitchen safety practices and more efficient work methods;
4. Observes and enforces security procedures; assesses the attitude
and temperament of inmates; reports disciplinary and security
problems to Corrections staff; and responds to inmate grievances in
1. One year of experience cooking and preparing meals for large
groups (e.g., 100 persons at a time), and training and supervising
food preparation assistants (3 or more); or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: the methods and procedures of quantity food
preparation; kitchen sanitation and safe food storage practices; use
and care of cooking equipment and utensils; kitchen safety; and
Ability to: prepare quantities of food required with a minimum of
waste; assign and review work, and provide training to kitchen
workers; prepare tasty food, and serve it attractively; maintain
kitchen, dining area, kitchen utensils, and equipment in a sanitary
manner; communicate clearly to provide directions to kitchen help;
organize and prioritize work assignments; make simple arithmetic
computations; read and understand memos and directives from
superiors; prepare and serve food in an allotted time and on
schedule; maintain effective working relationships with inmates and
staff; understand and follow written and oral instructions; and
write simple memos using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Desirable Qualifications: Cooking experience in an institutional
setting is desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Willingness and ability to work weekends,
holidays, and shifts is required. Incumbents may be required to lift
heavy objects. A background investigation will also be conducted.
Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal
history, or deception relating to employment history may bar