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Adult Custody Cook II

Shasta County - Redding, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$14.42 hourly
Top Pay:
$18.40 hourly

Job Description


Under supervision, assists sworn personnel by handling non-hazardous security responsibilities, perform cooking and related kitchen duties at an adult custody facility; directly supervises and trains adult inmates as assigned to the Jail kitchen/laundry areas; order supplies and keep records; and performs related work as required. Special note: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. This position is in the Sheriff’s Office.


This is a journey level cook class utilized at the Shasta County Jail facility. The Adult Custody Cook II differs from the Adult Custody Cook I class in that the Cook II is a journey-level Cook possessing the knowledge and skill to supervise adult inmate workers utilized in a correctional facility. The Adult Custody Cook II must train and supervise adult inmate workers as assigned to the kitchen and laundry located in the Jail facility; place orders for perishable goods such as produce and dairy products; supervise and train the inmates in the cooking and baking of all meal items served and/or transported from the Jail kitchen. The Adult Custody Cook II - Supervisor in Charge is used to supervise the food service and laundry areas in the absence of the Sheriff Support Services Manager (Custody Division).

Depending on the area of assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Training of other Adult Custody Cook II or I employees in the physical operation and sequence of the food service and laundry systems; supervision of up to 15 male or female adult felony/misdemeanor, sentenced or un-sentenced inmates assigned to these areas; visual inspection of all adult inmate workers as assigned to the food service and laundry areas of the Main Jail; sanitation inspection of the food service and laundry areas while supervising adult inmate workers; performs non-hazardous security functions within the facility; prepares, cooks and dispenses, soups, meats, dairy, poultry, fish, and vegetables according to standardized menus and special diets; trains and coordinates the activities of adult inmate workers in food preparation; bakes bread and pastries; orders perishable goods such as produce and dairy products; maintains inventory records; rotates food stores; supervises the cleaning of the kitchen and the equipment; plans and supervises the processing of laundry, including the receiving, marking and sorting of laundry articles; establishes work schedules; enforces safety and sanitation practices; inventories and requisitions supplies; maintains a record of all laundry items and supplies; writes incident reports as necessary; and performs other duties as required.


Additional Information

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:   Knowledge of: Supervision of personnel; cooking, baking utensils and equipment; methods used in preparing large quantities of food; baking bread and pastries; special diet preparation; safety and sanitation principles applicable to the preparation and serving of food; methods of portion control; safety procedures and precautions related to the operation of laundry equipment; proper use and preparation of soaps, bleaches, starches, scouring, brightening, and other washing solutions used in the laundry.

Ability to: Read and prepare standard and special diet menus; arrange food preparation sequence in order to serve meals on schedule; properly and safely operate and clean a variety of food preparation equipment and appliances; plan and schedule work to make efficient use of all laundry equipment and to meet work schedules; adjust standard recipes according to varying number of servings; use methods and procedures required in the preparation of large quantities of food; train and supervise adult inmate workers in food preparations and the operation of a commercial laundry; follow security procedures; maintain accurate inventory and records.   These employment standards are typically attained with two years of experience in preparing and cooking food and baking in an institutional or commercial kitchen including one year of experience equivalent to that of Adult Custody Cook I with Shasta County. One year working in an institutional or commercial laundry may be required for some assignments.

The Following Applies to the Sheriff's Office: Successful completion of evasive self-defense training; Fire and Life Safety Training; Community CPR, first aid and classroom instruction; OC spray and use; complete Fire and Life Safety Training Course every two years; carry and operate a Scott Air pack; and complete First Aid/CPR training every two years.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : Eighteen
  • Education: : High School Diploma
  • Experience: : 1 Year

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on April 9, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfmor submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Shasta County Personnel 1450 Court Street Suite348 – R

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Monica Fugitt

Shasta County
1450 Court St Rm 348
Redding, California 96001
phone: 530-225-5515

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