Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for three (3) part-time intermittent (approximately 24 hours as needed) Cook 1 positions at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center. The hours for this position will fluctuate according to programming needs, with increased hours anticipated during spring and fall outdoor school and summer camp seasons. Fewer hours are projected during the winter months (mid-November, December, January, February) when programming is limited.
The position is a part of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program. The Oregon 4-H Center is a youth camp and conference facility approximately eight (8) miles from downtown Salem. It is a rural area and is not on public transportation lines. The 4-H Center offers year-round operations, with spring/fall outdoor school, summer camp and other retreat and user group activities. Food service is an integral part of the outdoor school and camp experience. User groups requiring food service may range in size from 25 to 200. Flexibility, initiative, self-motivation, team work, and the ability to communicate and work under sometimes stressful conditions is essential.
The Cook 1 has responsibility for assisting higher level cook by preparing and cooking individual menu items for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (e.g., eggs, pancakes, meats, potatoes, soups, salads, vegetables, fruits, desserts, baked goods) and may individually prepare and cook entire breakfast and lunch and dinner entrees for camp guests, outdoor school students, staff, campers, or others. This is position is in a positive and caring work environment and makes a positive impact.
Commitment to inclusive excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment.
One year of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility; OR possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school.
A valid Food Handler's card, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Position is in a rural youth camp kitchen.
Typically, the schedule may be morning, afternoon and/or evening shift. May include weekend work as needed to meet the needs of customers. Includes long periods of standing; works with and around heat producing equipment such as ovens, steam kettle, grill, stoves, dishwasher, hot water, proofer or other; works with sharp or bladed equipment such as knives, tomato slicer, meat/cheese slicer, box cutters, or other.
Lifts up to 50 pounds of weight using safety procedures.
As the camp has high and low volume seasons this position will work intermittently throughout the year. Spring, summer, and fall will generally be full time work (40 hours per week), while the November through February season may be on call with few or no hours.
Regular in-person contact with customers, delivery drivers and food suppliers to receive goods.
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