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Cook Senior, IDVS

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/07
Posting End Date: 2024/04/12
Category: Food Services
Sub Category: Nutrition
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Post Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.75
Maximum Salary: 21.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity
Idaho Division of Veterans Services 

*Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

This position will remain open until filled; the posting will be taken down once a candidate is selected. 

Competitive wages $18.75-$21.00, low-cost benefits and participation in a top-rated retirement! 

The Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) has an opening for full-time Cook Seniors at the brand-new state-of-the-art Post Falls Veterans Home. 

The ideal candidate for this position coordinates cooking services; prepares, cooks, portions, and serves food for daily meals; performs related work. 

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


1. Coordination/work direction:

  • Plans and prepares daily work for cooks and food-service workers and/or institutional clients.
  • Coordinates assignments and instructs in food preparation, serving, and sanitation.
  • Monitors progress and trains staff in job skills and work habits.
  • Provides input for performance evaluations. 
  • May interview applicants and recommend hiring.  
  • Ensures menu item quantities are adequate.
  • Ensures proper use of standardized recipes.
  • Confers with supervisors and dieticians regarding use of leftovers, substitutions, and recipe adjustments.
  • Inventories foodstuffs and ensures adequate supplies are available to meet daily needs.
  • May provide supervision and therapeutic positive peer culture to institutional clients.

  2. Food preparation:

  •  Prepares meals within guidelines of menu and dietary requirements, and the standards of appearance, taste, temperature, and sanitation.
  •  Cleans and prepares fresh fruit and vegetables Pans, chops, mixes, breads, and cooks' meats.
  •  Prepares salads and salad dressings.
  •  Bakes breads, rolls, biscuits, muffins, cakes, cobblers, and cookies Prepares frosting, icing, puddings, fillings, gelatins, and whipped toppings. 
  • Purees or juices fruits and vegetables Bakes, roasts, stews, fries, and steam-cooks food Prepares cold meats, casseroles, and sandwiches.

3. Service and sanitation:

  • Carves and slices portions of food.  
  • Applies gravies, sauces, and garnishes.
  • Dishes up servings according to menu combinations or individual diets.
  • Ensures cleanliness of cooking and serving areas.
  • Maintains sanitation by proper care, cleaning, and storage of equipment and utensils.
  • Demonstrates proper use and maintenance of equipment to prevent accidents.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

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.