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Job Description

07/31/2017 08/14/2017
COOLIDGE 0.00-20,800.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Cook 2

2800 N. Highway 87, Coolidge, AZ  

Openings: 2


Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Cook 2.  This position is responsible for preparing and cooking meals and snacks to individuals in compliance with the prescribed/approved dietary menu. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Preparing food using both mechanical/electrical kitchen equipment and hand tools in a safe and sanitary manner

- Ensuring that all food is prepared in accordance with each specific diet

- Maintaining a clean and sanitary work area, and cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment

- Developing shopping lists

- Measuring correct portions of all food items into containers in compliance with each person’s specialized diet, and providing input to the nutritionist specific to the special dietary needs of the facility

- Maintaining updated food and supply inventories


- Knowledge of menus and recipes

- Knowledge sanitation practices in a food establishment

- Knowledge of special therapeutic diets

- Experience preparing meals in a large group setting

- Knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in Food Services

- Skills in the use of cleaning tools and chemicals in a safe manner

- Skills in writing/completing designated forms and inventories

- Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

- Required at time of appointment: possession of a current, valid food handler’s permit


DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Employee shall have a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults

- Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]


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