PROGRAM: Stillwater Tribal Senior Center GRADE: GS-6
SUPERVISOR: Senior Center Cook RANGE: $13.59 – $16.23 (hourly)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Non-Exempt Public Safety TYPE: Choose an item.
This position prepares and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks as per a pre-existing menu based on applicable nutritional guidelines for the homebound and congregate meal programs at Senior Center and assists in the maintenance, sanitation and cleanliness of the kitchen and related facilities and equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists with food preparation according to a pre-planned menu, food service and tray line service.
- In the absence of the Senior Center Cook, assumes full responsibility for cooking, serving pre-planned meals, record keeping and the supervision of kitchen staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Assists in the inventory and proper maintenance of food storage areas; dating all food items in the storage room; and unpacking, labeling, storing and rotating of food and disposables.
- Assists in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitization of refrigeration/freezer units, warming and cooling units, beverage dispensers, dining room tables, cupboards, shelves/racks, work surfaces, cooking equipment, dishes, utensils, appliances and storage areas.
- Reports appliance/equipment failure to the Senior Center Cook in a timely manner
- Participate in menu planning and develop food purchase orders, submit orders on time.
- Receive purchased food, confirm order with delivered goods; inspect quality and quantity and approve.
- Conduct monthly Physical Food Inventory, and oversee proper storage and dating of received food.
- Coordinate activities of staff engaged in food preparation, meal service, packaging, and clean up.
- Responsible for safe handling and proper temperature control of prepared foods, food storage areas, refrigerators and freezers.
- Other job duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Minimum high graduate or equivalent.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience cooking for large groups of people, preferably in a senior/community center or school setting.
- Have current Food Handlers card and SafeServ certificate (or obtain one within 30 days of hiring) and maintain such certification.
- Must have or be able to obtain CPR, First Aid, and AED or BLS certification within 3 months of hire and maintain such.
- This position requires compliance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 101-630); Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention regulations (25 CFR Part 63); Employee Background Checks (Crime Control Act of 1990); and Adjudicative Guidelines (Executive Order 12968) and therefore must successfully complete an extensive background check before the start of employment with the Tribe.
- Act as an approved Mandatory Reporter of suspected incidents of child/elder abuse or neglect.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
(To perform this position, an individual must be able to perform the requirements listed below which are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Cooking for large groups of people and training in nutrition.
- Ability to assist in menu implementation through proper and accurate ordering of supplies.
- Knowledge of the use and care of basic kitchen equipment.
- Knowledge of Food Program Requirements, ability to judge food quality, knowledge of quantity food buying and cooking, use of different types of kitchens utensils and equipment.
- Evidence of no pulmonary T.B.; Evidence of Hepatitis immunization and COVID-19 vaccination.
- Demonstrated ability to follow federal nutrition program guidelines and to plan and implement a senior nutrition program that is compliant with federal grant management guidelines.
- Demonstrated ability to work with Native American people in culturally diverse environments; knowledge of/respect for Fallon Tribal traditions and values; heartfelt commitment to the health and welfare of Tribal and other elders.
- Maintain strict confidentiality and safeguard the privacy of elders.
- The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less.
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (FPST) and Native American/Indian Preference: Employment preferences to members of the FPST and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the FPST’s Personnel Policies. Individuals wishing to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.
U.S. Veteran’s Preference: Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the FPST’s Personnel Policies.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The FPST does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.
Drug Free Workplace: The FPST is a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug tests.
Driving Record: Employees who drive FPST vehicles must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License, be insurable under the FPST’s vehicle insurance program, and must also provide a DMV printout annually.
Background Checks: All employees must be able to pass a background check per the FPST’s Background Check Policy.
Position Description Limitations: This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the FPST and the requirements of the job change. This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position