Goverment Jobs
Published
January 21, 2020
Location
Santa Paula Or Ventura, California
Job Type

Description

Description

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for experienced cooks. Under direction, performs large quantity cooking in a Sheriff's correctional institution (jail). Workwill involve contact and direction of jail inmates in the preparation and serving of food.

The ideal candidate will have experience cooking in a large scale eatery preparing a variety of meals in large quantities.

Must be willing and able to work rotating 12-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays.Applicants who fail to indicate on their application their ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidayswill not be invited to the exam.

Approximate starting salary is $18.44 plus 5% above salary for Shift Differential Premium Pay for a total of $19.36 per hour.

PAYROLL TITLE: Jail Cook

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE:Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office/Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Jail Cook is represented by Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra-help vacancies.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
OPENING DATE:
January 22, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs. Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and cooks in accordance with the State of California requirements for prisoner and inmate caloric intake;
  • Assists in the serving of food at correctional facility(ies);
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment;
  • Directs and trains inmate help in the preparation and serving of food;and
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years experience as a cook in a kitchen preparing a variety of meals in large quantities.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess or obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.

DESIRED: Experience as a cook in a correctionalfacility, military, hospital, university or other large scale eatery.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Working knowledge of:methods of preparing food inquantity and considerable variety,kitchen sanitation, and food storage.

Working ability to: plan and direct the work of others;write simple English sentences;understand and follow written and oral instructions and recipes;prepare tasty food,serve it attractively, andprepare large quantities of food required with a minimum of waste.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.

Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE ? qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION - Pass/Fail: A job-related written examination will be administered to test the candidates' knowledge of cooking, measurement, nutrition, and safety and first aid.Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SHERIFF'S HUMAN RESOURCES WHICH MAY ALSO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST. TO SPEAK TO A SHERIFF'SOFFICE REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS, CALL (805) 654-2375.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Gerald Chambers by email at [email protected] or phone (805) 477-1921.

YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE
Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)
(SEIU)
In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00.Employees regularly scheduled to work 40?59 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (http://ceo.countyofventura.org/benefits).
Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.
Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made.
Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.
10PAID HOLIDAYS:New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,Veterans Day,Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.
PAID VACATION:14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.
PAID SICK LEAVE:80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business.
UNIFORM PROVIDED:The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required.
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses.Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM:You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.
RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.

https://Retirement FAQs

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay.
OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN:You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment).
DEATH BENEFIT:Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.
OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE:If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.
OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.
This Summary is informational only and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details

Links to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 Professional Classifications

Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ,UPT, UWS

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Do you have experience cooking in a correctional facility, hospital, university or in the military?

  • Yes
  • No
02
If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please list: A. Name of employer B. Your job title C. Dates of employment D. Description of the work you performed. If you answered "no", please answer "Not applicable."

    03
    Do you have experience cooking in a large scale eatery other than the establishments listed in question 2?

    • Yes
    • No
    04
    If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please list: A. Name of employer B. Your job title C. Dates of employment D. Description of the work you performed. If you answered "no", please answer "Not applicable."

      05
      What is the largest number of meals you have prepared in one sitting?

        06
        Do you have any experience planning and directing the work of others?

        • Yes
        • No
        07
        Are you willing and able to work rotating 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays?

        • Yes
        • No

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