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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Cook II in POLLOK, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionCome work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you! The Cook II performs routine (journey level) food preparation work on a designated shift and rotation in the Central Kitchen under general supervision. May be required to work variable schedule. Work involves preparing, cooking, portioning, distributing and serving food for regular and therapeutic diets and textures. Follows prescribed menus, recipes, standards and completes necessary reports. Responsible for sanitation of equipment and work areas. May work in the ingredient room or drive the delivery vehicle. Other duties may be required. Cook II has moderate latitude for the use of initiative and judgment. In the absence of Cook III/IV this position assumes oversight of the kitchen. May train/oversee others in their work. Maintains sufficient knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the job. Handles food in accordance with federal, state and HACCP guidelines. Follows kitchen and food service safety procedures and practices. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. May work unusual or extended hours in the event of a disaster or operational necessity.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Prepares food using proper equipment and utensils and in a manner that ensures sanitary conditions.Prepares and portions food for special diets following food service procedures.May be required to prepare scheduled snacks and supplements. Maintains supply of snack items.May be required to supervise assigned employees in all areas of food preparation, delivery, sanitation, safety and personal hygiene.Prepares and participates in the distribution of food in a safe an https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=538886 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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