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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $11.49 per hour plus Critical Pay of 10%, making the rate of pay $12.64. | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.  


Assists in overseeing kitchen operations and performs all aspects of food handling, preparation, cooking, serving, storage, and cleaning in a detention/residential setting for clients in Department of Corrections’ facilities. 


40% - Food Preparation - Prepares soups, cooks meat by grilling, frying, boiling, broiling, roasting, deep-frying or barbecuing.  Makes bread and desserts, including pastries, cakes, and cookies. Operates, monitors, cleans, and maintains kitchen equipment such as milk machine, dishwasher, fryer, stove, and oven.  Washes dishes and cleans the kitchen. Maintains supply of food, kitchen supplies, cookware, trays, glasses and utensils.  Wraps, labels, stores, and disposes of leftover food in a timely manner.  Ensures food preparation is done in a timely manner to meet schedules and records meal counts (amount prepared, served, and leftover) daily for each meal served.  Serves food on trays using proper portion assigned. Washes, stores and cooks vegetables; prepares salads, all breakfast items; cuts and wraps meats for future use.


35% - Food Management - Plans and follows standard recipes in preparing a large volume and variety of foods; serves meals at regularly scheduled times. Must demonstrate knowledge of the nutritional needs of clients, practice sanitary methods of food handling, be sensitive to individual, cultural and religious food preferences of clients, and be understanding of the needs and types of special diets and varieties of food preparation required in this setting. Ensures proper food handling to maintain food quality and ensure food safety; tests cooked foods to determine if properly cooked and seasoned. Must work well with coworkers and supervisors and display appropriate customer service skills in performance of duties.


20% - Quality Assurance - Coordinates and receives the storing and handling of food deliveries; reviews invoices for accuracy, stores items properly to prevent spoilage; rotates food items for freshness.  Assists the Food Services Manager in the oversight and preparation of food and beverage items to ensure objectives are achieved.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Transcript verifying education credits is required.  Two years of experience in institutional or large volume cooking. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Must obtain Food Handler’s certification within 30 days of employment. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.  Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.


Preferred Qualifications: Food Handler’s Certification – Sedgwick County Environmental Health Department.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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