Job Description

Payroll Title:
COOK SR
Department:
HOUSING/DINING/HOSPITALITY
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.97 - $26.91 / Hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
70%
Union:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
25
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, VARIABLE

#128721 Senior Cook

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/26/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/14/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/25/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality provides housing and dining services for approximately 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students and their families in more than 400 buildings, covering nearly 10 million square feet. Consisting of eight divisions, HDH has more than 1,000 career employees, 1,200 to 1,300 student employees, and an annual operating budget greater than $250 million.

HDH is a self-supporting department that operates without any federal, state or campus funding. The department receives nearly 90% of its funding from housing and dining services. It also secures revenue from conference and catering services. The goal is to break even.

HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan that will added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

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 their varied thoughts and experiences is what 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.

To visit the Housing, Dining and Hospitality website, please click on the link below https://hdhhome.ucsd.edu/.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the preparation of 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge of institutional food production.

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

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

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

  • Ability to safely operate and maintain food service equipment.

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

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

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

  • Writing and reading skills to understand recipes as well as 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.

  • 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.

  • Ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Background Check Required.

  • Work schedule will depend on the operating needs of the department (morning, midday, evening, weekend).

  • Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene.

  • Meal service schedules require excellent attendance. Meal perquisites are provided to all Dining Services employees. Employees may be required to change work locations as needed to ensure adequate coverage and meet operational needs.

  • Positions assigned to the Catering division must be able to work flexible hours.

  • 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

Annual Full Pay Range: $42,533 - $56,188 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $20.37 - $26.91

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20
For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

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

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