Goverment Jobs
Published
January 15, 2020
Location
Marshall County, Tennessee
Category
Job Type

Description

Minimum Qualifications

LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, TENNESSEE STATE PARKS (HENRY HORTON STATE PARK), MARSHALL COUNTY

Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to one year of fulltime volume food service work which included preparation of food.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.
Examination Method: Non-Competitive Selection for Preferred Service positions.
Job Overview

Summary:Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of volume cooking duties of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry working class in the Cook sub series. An employee in this class performs a variety of volume cooking duties on an assigned shift in an institution or restaurant. This class differs from that of Cook 2 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for leading Cooks and other kitchen staff.
Competencies (KSA's)

Competencies:
  1. Self-Knowledge
  2. Functional/Technical Competency
  3. Patience
  4. Work/Life Balance
  5. Customer Focus
  6. Timely Decision Making
  7. Composure
  8. Peer Relationships
  9. Decision Quality
  10. Dealing with Ambiguity
Knowledge:
  1. Basic knowledge of food preparation techniques, tools, and equipment
  2. Basic knowledge of food storage and handling techniques
  3. Basic knowledge of arithmetic and its application
  4. Basic clerical knowledge of word processing, email, and record keeping
  5. Basic knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
Skills:
  1. Time management skills
  2. Basic skills in preparing, cooking and baking foods
  3. Basic skills in talking to others to convey information effectively
  4. Basic skills in monitoring oneself, others, and work being performed
  5. Basic skills in adjusting actions in relation to others actions
  6. Basic skill in teaching others how to do something
  7. Basic learning strategies skills
Abilities:
  1. Ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information
  2. Manual dexterity
  3. Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  4. Arm-hand steadiness
  5. Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust controls of a machine to exact position
  6. Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms, and/or legs
  7. Basic written comprehension abilities
  8. Basic number facility abilities
  9. Finger dexterity
  10. Basic oral comprehension abilities
  11. Ability to see details at close range
  12. Basic information ordering abilities

STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Insurance
    There are a variety of insurance options available to state employees including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  • Annual Leave
    Full-time employees earn annual leave each month at a rated based on years of service as follows:

    Years of Service

    • 0 up to 5
    • 5 up to 10
    • 10 up to 20
    • 20 or more

    Annual Leave Earned per Month

    • 1 day
    • 1 and days
    • 1 and days
    • 2 days

    Maximum Allowable days

    • 30 days
    • 36 days
    • 39 days
    • 42 days

    *Leave earned in excess of the maximum allowable days will be transferred to the employee's sick leave account annually on the employee's anniversary hire date.

  • Sick Leave
    All full-time employees accrue 1 day (7.5 hours) of sick leave per month, provided they work the major portion of that month.
  • Bereavement Leave
    Leave with pay is granted for three days in the event of the death of an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parents, grandparents, siblings, stepparents, foster parents, or parents-in-law without charge to the employee's leave time. Two additional days of sick leave may be granted to provide a total of five days absence for this purpose.
  • Family Medical Leave
    Allows up to twelve work weeks of leave* each year to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Continued health insurance coverage is provided during the leave period, and the employee is reinstated to the same or an equivalent position once the leave period has ended.
    *Leave may or may not be paid leave, depending on individual employee's leave balances for earned leave.
  • ParentalLeave
    Parentalleave is an absence from work granted anyemployee who has been employed in state service for at least 12 consecutive months as a full-time employee.Parental leave is a combination of sick, annual, or special leave without pay for a period not to exceed four months following the birth of a child.
  • Military Leave
    Granted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Holidays
    Each year, full-time state employees receive 11 holidays off with pay.
  • Retirement
    State employees are automatically members of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System . (TCRS) Employees must accrue 5 years of creditable state service to be vested (guaranteed retirement benefits when age requirements are met). Vested members of TCRS become eligible for service retirement upon completion of 30 years of creditable service or upon attainment of age 60.
  • Deferred Compensation
    Employees may choose to make pre-tax contributions to a variety of investment options through the 401(k) plan or the 457 plan. A minimum $20 monthly contribution is required to participate in the plans. For the 401(k) plan, the state will match the $50 per month minimum contribution. The $50 match policy is evaluated on an annual basis.
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
    Under this program certain specific expenses (e.g.,medical and dental insurance premiums, medical expenses, dependent day care expenses) can be deducted from an employee's paycheck prior to taxes, resulting in a lower taxable income level.
  • Higher Education Fee Discounts and Waivers
    A 25% discount on undergraduate tuition at any state operated institution of higher learning in Tennessee is available to children 23 years of age or under of full time state employees. In addition, full-time state employees with six months of continuous service are eligible to have tuition fees waived for one course per semester at a state institution. For further information on higher education discounts, click on Chapter 1540 on the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations web page.
  • Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Program (BEST)
    The Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly for the purpose of providing Tennessee families with a means to save for their children's future college education costs.
  • Wellness Program
    The State Employee Wellness Program works to increase employees knowledge of options for healthier lifestyles through information and events that focus on improving behaviors affecting your health. Some specific benefits offered through the program include health risk assessments, fitness events, smoking cessation programs, and various other benefits.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents. All services are strictly confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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How many years of full time volume food service work which included preparation of food do you have?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year or more
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Give in detail the experience you have working in a kitchen.

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    How many years of experience do you have?

      04
      Explain how you would go about setting up relationships with vendors to help better serve the restaurant.

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        What is the most complicated dish you have prepared?

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          How would you prep work areas to ensure food and kitchen safety?

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            How would you handle conflicts with other kitchen staff?

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              Are you able to work nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays?

              • Yes
              • No

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