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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Cook II in CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionCook II - The Cook II performs routine (journeylevel) food preparation work on a designated shift and rotation in theCentral Kitchen under general supervision. May be required to workvariable schedule. Work involves preparing, cooking, portioning,distributing and serving food for regular and therapeutic diets andtextures. Follows prescribed menus, recipes, standards and completesnecessary reports. Responsible for sanitation of equipment and workareas. May work in the ingredient room or drive the delivery vehicle.Other duties may be required. Cook II has moderate latitude for the useof initiative and judgment. In the absence of Cook III/IV this positionassumes oversight of the kitchen. May train/oversee others in theirwork. Maintains sufficient knowledge to satisfy the requirements of thejob. Handles food in accordance with federal, state and HACCPguidelines. Follows kitchen and food service safety procedures andpractices. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. May workunusual or extended hours in the event of a disaster or operationalnecessity.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and maybe required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even arotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance withagency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Prepares foodusing proper equipment and utensils and in a manner that ensuressanitary conditions.Prepares and portions food for special dietsfollowing food service procedures.May be required to prepare scheduledsnacks and supplements. Maintains supply of snack items.May be requiredto supervise assigned employees in all areas of food preparation,delivery, sanitation, safety and personal hygiene.Prepares andparticipates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manneraccording to the food service policies.May be required to assist inserving food for special diets and following food serviceprocedures.Follows proper food handling in accordance to food serviceprocedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines.May be required toreceive delivery of food and supplies from vendors.Follows proceduresfor sanitation and storage of the dishes and food serviceequipment.Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen,stock room, food preparation areas, and satellite areas.Observes safetyprocedures and practices.May be required to supervise/train others infood preparation.May work in the facility canteen and be required tohandle cash in a safe and secure manner to protect the interest of eachresident and the State of Texas.Maintains work areas in a sanitary andorganized manner.When required, answer telephone promptly and transmitmessages in a clear, concise, and positive manner.Completes requiredtraining per policy.Other duties as assigned include but are not limitedto actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meetthe agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery orContinuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation mayrequire an alternate shift pattern assignment and/orlocation.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMustpossess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;slicense must provide an original certified driving record from the stateof driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSCFleet Management policy.Knowledgehttps://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=533731Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browserto apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human ServicesCareer Portal.

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