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COOK II (UPWARD MOBILITY)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

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Date:  Nov 22, 2022
Location: 

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  21150

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 11/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 12/08/2022
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,479 - $4,968 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kane  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC009  

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

 

While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or
diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is
recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of
your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof
of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.

 

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number  10-81-21150

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Cook II for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois to direct, instruct, and participate in the preparation of meats, vegetables, and designated foods as required by menus. Serves as designated lead worker. Utilizes personal computer to generate general spreadsheets and review recipes. Prepares reports of daily cooking operations and the results of informal in-service training. Operates standard cooking equipment. Directs, instructs and participates in the cleaning of cooking equipment, work area and other equipment to maintain sanitary and safe working conditions.

 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Utilizes a personal computer to generate general spreadsheets and review recipes.
  2. Serves as designated lead worker.
  3. Directs, instructs and participates in the preparation of meats, vegetables, and designated foods as required by menus.
  4. Prepares reports of daily cooking operations and the results of informal in-service training.
  5. Operates standard cooking equipment, i.e. mixers, convection ovens, steamers, kettles, deep fryer, grill, slicer, etc.
  6. Directs, instructs and participates in the cleaning of cooking equipment, work area and other equipment to maintain sanitary and safe working conditions.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school and two (2) years of cooking experience, which provides extensive knowledge of materials, methods and equipment used in preparing food on a large-scale basis.
  2. Requires possession of a valid Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
  • Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program may complete combinations of specific proficiency tests and training programs leading to a certificate of proficiency in lieu of the stated education and experience requirements for this class.

 

 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to direct and instruct others in various areas of food preparation and in the sanitation of kitchen and dining areas.
  2. Requires ability to estimate the quantity of food items and kitchen supplies needed.
  3. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  4. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  5. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

 

Work Hours:  Week 1 - Su-M & Th-Sa; Off Tu-W
Week 2 - Su,Tu-F; Off M&Sa
Week 3 - M-Th&Sa; Off Su&F  
Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Center

Dietary
Agency Contact:
 DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  

 

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

 

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care
  • Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link:
https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx
 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy
Guidelines when applying for this title.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com