Washington State DSHS COOK 1 in United States


Enjoy feeding hungry youth? Interested in teaching successful work and life skills that can change a youth's future? You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Naselle Youth Camp. We are recruiting to fill three on-call Cook 1 positions that prepare and serve food with the help from youth who have been committed to Rehabilitation Administration (RA) by the juvenile courts.


In this position, you will prepare food following standardized recipes. In your daily responsibilities, you will anticipate and perform preliminary preparation for the next day's meals and assist in the preparation of main entrees. Cooks operate standard and industrial kitchen equipment in a large-scale kitchen environment and clean the kitchen, dining area, utensils and equipment, and maintain kitchen equipment. You will monitor, store, and rotate food and kitchen supplies. Cooks in this position monitor and instruct youth trainees in food preparation, sanitation, and safety procedures. As part of this supervision, you will recognize and assess problem situations and intervene to maintain safety and security within a secure juvenile justice treatment environment.


We are looking for someone with one year of experience in large-scale food preparation or cooking.

Completion of a course in large-scale cooking may be substituted for the one year of experience.

NOTE: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Food Handler's permit.

For questions about this recruitment, contact Lynette Ryder at 360-829-4956 or lynette.ryder@dshs.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: On-Call

Job Number: 2016-04809 CA20 CR17 MP89

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $12.75 - $16.42 Hourly

Location: Pacific County – Naselle, WA