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Job Description

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document 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.

Incumbent serves as a Cook for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division kitchen, responsible for overseeing inmate workers preparing and serving meals for inmates.


Oversees preparation and serving of all meals for detainees

Determines food order quantities by tracking inventory of food in stock in various locations as the dry storage and freezer/refrigerator.

Directs food preparation according to approved dietary menus and recipes, including chopping, grating, slicing, measuring, weighing, and mixing ingredients as well as baking, grilling, and steaming food. Adds and subtracts measurements and quantities in recipes to adjust amount of prepared food as needed based on daily population.

Plans menus, ordering food and supplies, and checking orders as they arrive to ensure proper inventory received. Maintains cleanliness of storage areas and equipment (entire kitchen). Ensures compliance with the local/state standards (health department) and Dieticians nutritional guidelines.

Assures meals are served to inmates of the facility according to established schedule, including filling food trays, maintaining food selections, and ensuring trays and utensils are available and sanitary.

Oversees special meals for inmates with unique dietary needs according to the Doctor’s orders, documenting changes as needed.

Helps and oversees cleaning and sanitization of the kitchen by inmate workers and staff using a variety of equipment and supplies, such as brooms, mops, floor scrubbers, and chemical cleaners.

Prepares and submits reports if required


· Prior experience recommended.

· High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).

· Possession of or ability to obtain Serve Safe certification

· Working knowledge of proper nutrition and sanitary food preparation and able to prepare large quantities.

· Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator (adding machine)

· Ability to compute, perform arithmetic operations, such as measuring, figuring, tabulating

· Working knowledge of industrial food equipment, proper use of chemicals, and able to inventory food, cleaning supplies and maintain adequate quantities needed.

· Ability to communicate orally and in writing

· No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions (drug free).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $31,796.00 /year
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