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Cook - Sheriff's Department
Location:County Courthse WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:11/26/2017
Hiring Range:$11.98/hr - $13.69/hr
Job Responsibilities:

This position performs a variety of routine duties connected with the preparation of meals at the Wood County Jail.



1. Estimate quantities of food and supplies required for menus and perform skilled cooking tasks in preparing daily meals for prisoners, as well as preparing special diets when needed.

a) Prepare bag lunches for Huber and Work Release prisoners.

b)  Bake cookies, cakes, pies, rolls, muffins and other bakery items.

2. Lift and carry equipment and supplies to work and storage areas.

3. Continually maintain proper storage of raw and prepared foods according to recommended food practices and rules.

4. Inspect the dishwashing area daily, to ensure that correct procedures are followed and the dishwashing equipment is in good working condition.

a. Wash and dry kitchen utensils and all other tools and equipment and return to proper location.

b. Responsible for washing dishes in unusual or nonroutine situations.


1. Responsible to know and practice the safety policies of the County.  Keep kitchen area clean and in a safe condition.  Report immediately any unsafe condition that may exist in the kitchen.  Make recommendations of effectively solving the unsafe condition.

2. Rotate stock when new supplies arrive, and assist in inventory of food supplies.  Make purchases as directed.

3. Work cooperatively with other department personnel.

4. Perform related duties as required.
Job Qualifications:
A high school diploma or an equivalent amount of training and experience is required.  Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.  Reading, writing, adding, and subtracting is needed for preparing recipes, maintaining food inventory.  Must have knowledge of the Department of Health and Social Services Institution Sanitation codes and the Department of Corrections codes.  Knowledge of large scale cooking methods, special diets, and food handling procedures.  Skill in planning and cooking satisfying meals, using kitchen equipment, and using cleaning equipment and cleaners is needed.  A pre-employment physical examination is required, and employee must be free from contagious diseases.  Computer skills helpful, but not required.  Knowledge in the use of a fire extinguisher.

Equipment used to perform the essential duties of the job:  food preparation equipment (cooking utensils, ovens, food warmers, mixing equipment, meat slicer, kitchen utensils, measuring devices), telephone, calculator, and copy machine.