Line Cook

Primary Purpose****This position is open until filled******

***First consideration September 3, 2019***

Performs cooking and preparing of hot & cold items and a variety of food preparation duties according to planned menus, recipes, and the number of persons to be served.

Description of Duties and tasksESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Determines quantity and type of ingredients, and the sequencing of steps to produce final products.
Produces the foods for daily menus used in dining services & special events including, but not limited to, entrees, vegetable, soups, and sauces.
Operate all kitchen equipment including, but not limited to, ranges, steamers, meat slicers, and deep fryers.
Maintain excellent relationships with customers including students, staff, faculty and the general public; maintain positive working environment and open channels of communication.
Continue to grow and develop in the field through current professional literature and/or other means as authorized by the Executive Chef and Catering Director.
Prepares other food items such as slicing meats and salad bar foods. Cuts fruits and vegetables.
May serve as team leader when setting up for catering and/or attending a food production station, assembling, wrapping, and displaying standardized portions for sale.
Monitors and records food temperatures and handling safety at regular intervals during the preparation.
Maintains work areas in an acceptable safe and sanitary condition.  Washes, sanitizes and cleans kitchen equipment, surfaces, and serving areas.  Sweeps floors. Fills and wipes off condiment containers.  Restocks napkin and eating utensil dispensers.
Cleans and sanitizes equipment, utensils, appliances, and storage areas to comply with health and sanitation regulations.
Assists with counting inventory and may order food items and supplies to fulfill daily meal requirements.
Model and ensure diversity (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing, and welcoming cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, and sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, nationality, age, language, origin, or employment status.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONSAttend meetings and training sessions as directed.
Perform other related job duties as assigned.
Follow all safety procedures and maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Required ability to act in a professional, businesslike manner; exercise good judgment at all times and interact with internal and external constituencies in a manner that consistently builds positive relationships.
Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives, and abilities.
Exhibit a high level of computer literacy, sufficient to use software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to produce correspondence, documents, and reports. Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate office computer, typewriter and calculator. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision. Ability to work with time deadlines and a high level of accuracy using independent judgment.
Ability and willingness to manage a flexible work schedule with self-discipline, including various hours and possible weekends/evenings, as well as work days at other college locations.
Ability to consistently convey a pleasant and helpful attitude by using excellent interpersonal and communication skills to control sometimes stressful and emotional situations. Requires sufficient communication and human relations skills to resolve confrontations and gain cooperation.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.
Ability to read, review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, federal regulations, professional literature and other related materials pertaining to federal grants


Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:
High School diploma or GED required.
Prior experience or training is preferred.
ServSafe Certification is preferred
Hold or ability to obtain a valid food handler’s card is required.
Oregon LCC server permit is preferred.
Familiarity with state health department regulations and industry standards for safety and sanitation is required.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a post high school degree.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of two years full-time experience in a related hospitality setting or the equivalent education and related work experience.
Additional Job InformationDate:                                     March 2019
Status:                                  Classified, Non Exempt – Hourly, Part Time; 20-31 hrs
Evaluation:                         Annually
Reports To:                         Executive Chef of Dining Services
Level:                                    D

It is the policy of the Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Vice President of Administrative Services:
Jeff Whitey
1988 Newmark Ave Tioga 512
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368
All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate administrator.

Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system.  We want you to be successful in applying with us.  We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.

Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them.  Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position.  Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

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Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval.  For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable).  For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.

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Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions.  It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform.  All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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