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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/04
Posting End Date: 2024/06/16
Category: Food Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Post Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.00
Maximum Salary: 21.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity 

Division of Veterans Services 

Competitive wages starting at $18.00/ hour 


The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is looking for exceptional Cook Senior at the Veterans Home in Post Falls who can add value to our amazing team. The ideal candidate for this position coordinates cooking services; prepares, cooks, portions, and serves food for daily meals; performs related work.

We work hard to be team-focused, to celebrate our staff, and to end our workday knowing that we've made a difference in the lives of our residents.  We guarantee hours to full-time employees regardless of census. 

The Cook Senior position requires shift work, which includes evenings, weekends and holidays.

Hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. Depending on your qualifications, you may be contacted shortly after your application has been submitted. Referred lists will be pulled periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date.



  • Plans and prepares daily work for cooks and food-service workers and/or institutional clients.
  • Instructs in food preparation, serving, and sanitation and trains staff in job skills and work habits.
  • Ensures proper use of standardized recipes and that menu item quantities are adequate.
  • Inventories supplies and ensures adequate availability to meet daily needs.
  • Prepares meals within guidelines of menu and dietary requirements.
  • Cleans and prepares fresh fruit and vegetables, cooks meats, prepares salads and salad dressings, bakes breads, rolls, biscuits, and desserts.
  • Purees or juices fruits and vegetables and bakes, roasts, stews, fries, and steam-cooks food.
  • Ensures cleanliness of cooking and serving areas and maintains sanitation by proper care, cleaning, and storage of equipment and utensils.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Some knowledge of:

  • Food values, basic nutrition in the preparation of special diets
  •  Supervisory practices

Good knowledge of:

  • Methods and materials used to prepare foods for large-scale institutional use 
  • Use and care of cooking utensils and equipment 
  • Sanitation and safety practices used in food handling and preparation


  • Performing large-scale quantity cooking 
  • Training others in food preparation and serving 
  • Following recipes and menus 
  • Calculating volume measurements used in cooking



The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.


*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.