Cook I/II - Placerville

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Variable Shift Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: $15.57 - $21.04 Hourly USD

Job Description


The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

The Health and Human Services Agency's Community Services Division is responsible for the administration of older adult programs for El Dorado County residents 60 years of age and older. These services include: Senior Nutrition, Senior Shuttle, Older Adult Day Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and many more! In addition to the services to seniors, Community Services also administers Veteran Affairs, Animal Services, Public Housing Authority, HEAP & Weatherization programs.

Put your culinary expertise to good use! The Cook I/II participates in the preparation, volume cooking, and portioning of meals for the seniors congregate meals, home delivery meal program, or for patients in a psychiatric facility; and performs related duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Prepare, cook, and portion meals; prepare vegetables and fruits; cook meats, soups, and other foods; prepare salads, sauces, gravies, breads, puddings, and pastries; perform similar food preparation tasks.
  • Plan meals following established guidelines, and order and/or purchase required food items.
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of a full range of meals, including special diets.
  • Direct the portioning of food for distribution to the home-meal population.
  • Ensure that food preparation equipment, cooking and serving utensils, kitchen work areas, and the dining area are orderly, clean, and sanitary.
  • Use, clean, adjust, and perform minor maintenance to a variety of large institutional cooking equipment.
  • Store leftover food appropriately; inventory and maintain stocks of food and supplies; receive food and supplies, unpack and store in the appropriate location.
  • Instruct staff in the techniques of food preparation, cooking, and portioning, including safe work procedures.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here .

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications. Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Cook I:
Equivalent to graduation from high school; AND one (1) year of assisting with food preparation and portioning.

Cook II:
Equivalent to graduation from high school; AND two (2) years of experience performing large scale food preparation and volume cooking experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Cook I.

Experience in an institution setting is desired.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of a ServSafe Food Handler Certificate within three (3) month of hire.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Cook I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Nicholas Jetton in Human Resources at

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

For more information on the recruitment process click here .

Based on the hiring department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for the Cook I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months.

  • There is currently one (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency - Community Services, located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration. Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
Here area few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Small Business Shops


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map