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Job Posting- FT/PT Cook

Job Title: Cook- FT/PT

Hours: Part-Time

Department: Sheriff’s Office – Corrections

FLSA Status: Non-exempt (hourly)

Date: November 1, 2023

Pay Scale: $19.50-$23.07

POSTING DATE: November 1, 2023

CLOSING DATE: Until filled


Applications can be found at: or the Human Relations department located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building, 97 Hammond Street, Bangor

Completed application may be submitted to or:

Penobscot County

Attn: Human Relations

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME 04401

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Kitchen Supervisor this position prepares, bakes and cooks food for the Penobscot County Jail; maintains food inventory and storage; maintains sanitary working conditions; provides direction to institution workers. This position will help fill vacancies as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

· Supervises and conducts food preparation

· Monitors Trustees in the kitchen sanitation process

· Monitors food temperatures and portion control

· Follows standard recipes

· Uses correct diets (i.e. calorie count) and records them accordingly

· Follows instructions from Cook supervisor

· Maintains a clean/safe environment for self as well as other co-workers by following Federal and State procedures

Knowledge/Skills/Experience required:

High School diploma or equivalent required, successfully pass pre-employment background checks to include personal, criminal, and motor vehicle and valid driver’s license. Cooking experience with knowledge of commercial sized kitchen equipment, sanitation practices, special diet certifications and institutional food preparation techniques preferred. Ability to work in a team setting with commitment to high level of customer service is required. Corrections certification is preferred.

Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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