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Job Title: Cook

Department: Health and Human Services

Division: Child Welfare

Status: Non-Exempt/Full-time

Salary: $15.73/hourly

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, plans and prepares nutritious, well-balanced meals. Maintain health standards in cleanliness of food preparation areas, utensils, and equipment.

The work is normally reviewed in progress and upon completion of each assignment to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and conformance to established standards; most aspects of the work tasks are covered by detailed instructions or procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cook and prepare well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks according to established policies, procedures, and nutritional guidelines.
  • Provide monthly food supplies ordering and daily meal count reports.
  • Place orders for food and food service related items to ensure that adequate supplies are available at all times.
  • Pick-up food supplies at local supermarket as required and deliver food trays to outlying areas as required.
  • Ensures safety guidelines and other applicable procedures are applied in the food preparation and dining areas and maintains a healthy environment in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Washes and dries pots, pans, eating utensils, and other cooking equipment.
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen and dining areas.
  • Ensures the safe usage and security of culinary equipment.
  • Ensures the timely delivery of prepared food products to establishments served.
  • Ensures preservation of foods and other ingredients are stored at recommended temperatures to minimize waste.
  • Provide customer service and other job related duties as required in food services delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Tohono O’odham culture, customs, and traditions.
  • Knowledge of applicable health standards of federal, state, tribal laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal and Ordinance No. 38 “Regulations Governing Sanitation of Eating and Drinking Establishments,” enacted by the Papago Council, May 6, 1960 and with correction in wording per Tribal Council Resolution No. 1108 and/or any newly enacted ordinances of the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • Knowledge of how to prepare well-balance and nutritious meals.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe food handling, storage, and disposal requirements.
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation and safe food storage
  • Skill in planning and preparing menu for small and large populations.
  • Skill in handling sharp knives, and other cutting utensils.
  • Skill in providing superior customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to safely operate various cooking equipment and kitchen appliances.
  • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
  • Ability to work in open work environments as well as in confined and secured buildings.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma and six months food service industry work experience; or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

  • Must obtain certifications in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid within the first six months of hire.
  • Food Handler’s Card must be obtained within three (3) months of hire.
  • Upon recommendation for hire a criminal background and National FBI check is required to determine suitability for hire, including a 39-month Motor Vehicle Record.
  • May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license, (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
  • If required, must meet the Tohono O’odham Nation tribal employer’s insurance requirements to receive a driver’s permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham Language and English as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must consistently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Location Sells  
Open Date 6/2/2022  
Close Date  
About the Organization The Tohono O'odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the second largest reservations in Arizona in both population and geographical size, with a land base of 2.8 million acres and 4,460 square miles, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut. Its four non-contiguous segments total more than 2.8 million acres at an elevation of 2,674 feet.  

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