Job Description

Payroll Title:
COOK SR
Department:
HOUSING/DINING/HOSPITALITY
Hiring Salary Range
$22.30 - $26.13 / Hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
70%
Union:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
23
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, VARIABLE

#120560 Senior Cook

Extended Deadline: Mon 2/13/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/15/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/2/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Responsible for preparing quality food in a dining food service environment or catering operation. Responsibilities include the efficient operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment, the execution of all department standards concerning food handling, cleanliness, safety, and personal appearance. Duties also include coordination of production and food product presentation, quality control, and assisting the training of others in complex recipe preparation.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees, and an annual operating budget greater than $256 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff, and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next ten years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, retail food service, conference services, and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with varied thoughts and experiences makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity, and inclusiveness within our division.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skills in and knowledge of institutional food production.

  • Proven knowledge of and experience working with standardized recipes and production sheets.

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with customers, students, staff, faculty, and guests.

  • Mathematical abilities to interpret and record production data, use proper weights and measures in recipes, provide statistical data, store data, and reconcile invoices.

  • Skills in and knowledge of related food service functions such as safety and sanitation, production methods, and equipment maintenance.

  • Knowledge of efficient methods of ordering, requisitioning, storing, and receiving supplies and of developing quantity and quality production controls.

  • Writing and reading skills to understand recipes and to write vendor reports.

  • Knowledge of methods of ensuring customer satisfaction, including product analysis and problem-solving assessing user/client opinion)

  • Ability to organize work and materials for maximum productivity and to delegate tasks to support staff.

  • Problem-solving skills to handle situations such as staff shortages, product failures or utility equipment failures.

  • Ability to safely operate and maintain food service equipment.

  • Ability to conduct training programs for staff and student employees.

  • Understanding of food specifications, including meat buyer’s guide, USDA produce, poultry and frozen specifications as well as weights and measures to accurately account for inventory items.

  • Skills in and knowledge of warehousing large quantities of merchandise, accounting and distributing via departmental recharge and delivery protocol, including ability to schedule, supervise and account for multiple daily deliveries to other units.

  • Skills in and knowledge of general operational management to supervise opening, closing and security of unit.

  • Skills in time management and in prioritizing workload to meet daily production schedule and deadlines.

  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instructions with little supervision.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • THIS IS A PARTIAL-YEAR CAREER POSITION: Employee will be scheduled to work an average 70% annually. Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks.
  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
  • Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday).
  • Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene.
  • Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all Dining Services employees.
  • Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate Catering schedule.
  • Ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, good driving record and participate in the DMV pull program if driving a University vehicle.
  • CANRA Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $41,301 - $54,559 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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