Monterey County Human Resources
January 12, 2022
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

FINAL FILING DATE: February 4, 2022 (Postmarks and faxes not accepted)
Recruitment: T22/70K23/01TH
$18.11 - $24.73/Hour

The Eligible List established form this recruitment may be used to fill future permanent and/or temporary full-time or part-time positions.

The Monterey County Probation Department is recruiting to fill a temporary Cook. The Cook provides meals to two Juvenile Institutions. Under direction, prepares and serves meals in an institutional kitchen at the Youth Center. May lead and direct residents in kitchen duties, and participates in kitchen and cooking utensil cleaning. May be assigned to drive and deliver meals to other department location(s). The current position available is a temporary position.
Examples of Duties
1. Follows standardized recipes to prepare food, including entrees, vegetables and side dishes for various clients
2. May prepare appropriate nutritional meals for patients in accordance with a prescribed diet.
3. Prepares completed recipes for presentation and serving.
4. Replenishes hot food during meal periods.
5. Provides direction and instruction to subordinate kitchen staff to meet production requirements
6. Performs sanitation duties according to established standards, procedures and regulations;
7. Assists with the receiving and storing kitchen deliveries.
8. Performs Food Service Worker duties as necessary.

Any combination of experience, education and/or training which substantially demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Working knowledge of:
1. The principles, procedures and equipment used in the storage, care, preparation, cooking and serving of food in large quantities
2. Kitchen sanitation and safety measures used in the operation, cleaning and care of food, utensils, equipment, and work areas.

Skill and Ability to:
1. Prepare and serve both large and small quantities of food in accordance with standards of time, quality and waste
2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships
3. Keep accurate and timely records
4. Adjust recipes to meet food production needs
Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education and/or training. A typical way of acquiring these knowledge, skills and abilities would be the following:

One year of experience preparing and cooking bulk quantities of food to serve large, single-seating meals.


The physical and sensory abilities required for this classification include:

1. Stand for long periods of time.

2. Grasp and manipulate small objects;

3. Reach, stoop, and bend for supplies, equipment and/or tools;

4. Lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 pounds;

5. Hear and speak at a normal conversational level;

6. Identify food textures and temperature levels through touch;

7. Identify and distinguish flavors through smell and taste;

8. See sufficiently to read recipe cards, order forms, and distinguish food colors.

The ideal candidate will also possess:
A Servsafe certification AND at least one year of cook experience.

Additional Information


Work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as required by assignment. Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License by time of appointment and have a satisfactory driving record.

As a condition of employment, prospective candidates will be required to submit a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link . Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical / Religion .


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Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:

Monterey County Probation Human Resources

20 E. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: 831-755-3916 FAX: 831-759-7246

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

All application materials must be received by the Final Filing Date: Friday, February 4, 2022. Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Monica Molina, the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3916 or .us

Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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