Job Details

Requisition Number 10045 120618 CN9KCOOK
Post Date 12/6/2018
Title Cook
Posted Salary $12.25
City Medford
State OR
Description The Salvation Army Medford Corps
Department: HOPE House Transitional Living
Position Title: Lead Cook
Status: Full Time / Non-Exempt
Posted Wage: $12.25 / hour

JOB CLOSES: 12.17.2018

Please upload a resume and complete the job application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: A resume, and completed job application are required to complete the application process. A job application is not considered complete unless a resume is provided, and the application is dated and signed by the job applicant. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army 304 Beatty Street Medford, OR 97501. Please bring cover letter, resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Major Jason Koenig at or call 541.773.6965. Major Koenig is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
• Posted Wage: $12.25 per hour
• Full time hours
• Excellent medical benefits
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Retirement plan
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Paid vacation leave
Job Requisition Number 10045 120618 CN9KCOOK
Requirements Position Description

The Salvation Army
Medford Citadel Corps
Department: H.O.P.E. House
Position: Lead Cook
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Education and Work Experience:
1. Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. Work/Professional Experience: Two years of service in the food industry, preferable in the field of institutional or relatable cooking. Kitchen management is a plus

Scope of Position:
The Head Cook is responsible for oversight of the operation of the H.O.P.E. House kitchen, dining room and any staff involved in the preparation and serving of food. The Head Cook is to guarantee the availability of properly prepared nutritious food on a daily basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Must be able to manage and control all aspects of the kitchen and dining room operations including inventories, menus, staff and volunteers
2. Must have the ability to present oneself in a professional and appropriate manner
3. Must have a current Food Handlers Card and Certification as required by the Health Department
4. The ability to maintain confidentiality regarding information and documentation
5. Must possess the culinary skill to prepare nutritious appetizing food
6. Must have the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances
7. The ability to interact with other staff members and the public in a positive manner
8. The Head Cook must be familiar with The Salvation Army’s mission and local ministries
9. Be able to represent the ideals of The Salvation Army in every aspect of his/her work
10. Must possess the aptitude and knowledge to perform the specific duties and responsibilities as outlined in his/her job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
It is the responsibility of each employee of The Salvation Army, Medford Citadel Corps, to reach out to people, without discrimination, in the name of The Salvation Army; helping to build whole people- spirit, soul and body- in the name of The Salvation Army.

1. Prepare or supervise the preparation of daily meals as scheduled
2. Make optimum use of donated foods in the preparation of meals
3. Plan and lead Nutritional and basic cooking classes for participants
4. Break down or supervise the break down and cleaning of the steam table and other culinary equipment after meals
5. Keep kitchen equipment neat, clean, and in good working order
6. Clean or supervise the cleaning of the ovens, grill and stove each week
7. Keep refrigerators and freezers clean and defrosted regularly
8. Observe proper hygiene practices and obey all health and hygiene rules and regulations as mandated by controlling agencies in the preparation of food
9. Make sure the kitchen is properly cleaned and secured in the evening, before leaving for the day
10. Meet with the Operations Manager, as well as other related departments and agencies in planning food service program and activities
11. Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms and reports as prescribed by the Operations Manager
12. Keep current inventory records of staple/non-staple foods, supplies and equipment
13. Direct the storage of food and supplies as necessary
14. Assure that there is an adequate inventory of food and supplies for the preparation of meals at all times
15. Assist in the purchasing of food, supplies and equipment as required
16. Transport food and supplies as required for the operation of the kitchen and dining room
17. Plan and assist in food preparation of special meals as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as directed by the Operations Manager
18. Prepare weekly and monthly menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and special events

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to operate kitchen and culinary equipment. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time. Ability to stand and/or be physically active for up to two hours or more at a time. Must be able to walk, run, reach and grasp with hands and arms, lift, bend and stoop. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds or more. Requires lifting hot heavy objects and working with sharp tools. Some travel may be required. Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License and a good driving record. ((Note: Prior to employment, finalist will be required to provide a Certified Court Print of their driver record issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.))

Working Conditions:
Works in a kitchen and dining room setting

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Supervisor: Operations Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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