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Detention – Cook

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 27, 2021.

– CookPrint (
– CookSalary$36,505.44
– $49,259.04 AnnuallyLocationSpokane County Campus 1116 W Broadway Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentDetention ServicesJob Number20-00160ClosingContinuous+ Description+ Benefits+ QuestionsJob SummaryThis is work involving the preparation of all food and supervision of inmates on a shift in the kitchen at either of the County’s Correctional Facilities.NOTE: This recruitment may be used to fill up to three (3) vacancies.Watch a short video to learn more about our Detention Services department: COMPENSATION: $46,726.96
– $63,051.57 annually.

Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave).

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.Examples of DutiesSupervise inmate workers and participate in cooking, baking and other food preparation as a cook on shift.Participate and perform preliminary preparation necessary for next day’s meals; assure that food is of good quality and is served on time.Bake pies, cakes, cookies, biscuits and prepare other desserts.Assist in preparing menu items and determining amount of food to meet menu requirements; adjust recipes for fluctuation in inmate population.Inspect food being prepared to insure proper quantity, quality, and handling; instruct and train employees and detail kitchen help in sanitation, cooking, preparing, and handling food.

Control waste and theft of food by inmates.Operate mixers, ovens, steamers, grills, food processors, steam kettles, and other food equipment.Receive food and nonfood related orders, responsible for proper rotation of product.Directly supervise inmate workers in cleaning trays and utensils, cookware, kitchen and food storage areas.Maintain facility security in the kitchen operations and account for inventory of all kitchen utensils and equipment.Supervise up to 20 inmate workers assigned to kitchen duties.Participate in inmate worker training; confer with supervisor regarding behavioral problems and progress of inmates under their supervision.Requires lifting of heavy cooking equipment, cases of food, and staples in containers.May transport food and or supplies from one facility to another facility operating a County vehicle.Performs other related work as required.Minimum RequirementsTRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent.LICENSES:Must have the ability to obtain a current Washington State Food Handler’s Permit within two (2) weeks of hire.

Must possess a valid, lawful driver’s license and have no more than four (4) moving violations in the three (3) years preceding the application.Prefer a current Washington State Food Handler’s Permit when hired.PLEASE NOTE:Background inquires shall be completed prior to appointment.

The background investigation will include a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation and a medical evaluation.Minimum age is 18.

Good physical condition; vision with correction 20/20 and normal color vision; normal hearing.


citizen, able to read and write the English language.Selection FactorsKnowledge of:
· Food management and the preparation and serving of large-scale food servicefor 900 or more individuals.
· Personal hygiene, food handling, sanitation, and safety precautions.
· Care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment.
· Adjustment of ingredients in large-scale recipes to meet changing needs.Skill in:
· Preparation and cooking of starches, vegetables, meats, poultry, baking.
· Keeping accurate records of food use and maintaining inventory control including proper rotation of supplies.
· Operation of all food equipment listed above.Ability to:
· Perform above examples of duties.
· Supervise the jail kitchen and maintain sanitation, care of equipment, and safety of personnel.
· Communicate effective in both written and oral instructions
· Establish and maintain control of 8 to 20 inmate workers according to Jail policies and procedures.
· Inspect food being prepared to insure proper quantity, quality and handling.
· Instruct and train new employees and detailed kitchen help in sanitation, cooking, preparing and handling food.
· Establish work methods and supervise and instruct others in cooking and kitchen work
· Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with jail inmates as well as jail staff and other department personnel.
· Provide constructive atmosphere for inmate corrections.SPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees.

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department.

This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank.

There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year.

After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time.

(Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).Sick LeaveSick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.Other LeavesSpokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.INSURANCE BENEFITSMedical InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2020 Rates:PremeraEmployee Only: $17.18 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $94.70 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay periodKaiser:Employee: $16.23 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $88.58 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay periodDental InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.2020 Rates:Delta Dental Willamette DentalEmployee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per payFamily: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per payGroup Life InsuranceThe County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690.

The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Long Term Disability CoverageProvides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month.

Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.RETIREMENTRetirement Plan (401a)Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System.

Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan.

This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program.

Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.VOLUNTARY BENEFITSAFLACSupplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance.

The employee pays 100% of the premium.Travel AssistanceProvides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home.

Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars.

Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.Voluntary Term Life InsuranceVoluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance.

New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.WORK/LIFE PROGRAMSEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling.

There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.Reduced Cost Bus Pass ProgramSpokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.Wellness ProgramsThere are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.DiscountsThere are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.01Do you possess a valid, lawful driver’s license AND have no more than four (4) moving violations in the three (3) years preceding this application?+ Yes+ No02At the date and time you are completing this online application for Cook, are you at least 18 years of age?+ Yes+ No03Do you have a Washington State Food Handler’s Permit OR the ability to obtain such within two (2) weeks of hire?+ Yes, I have a val

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