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18 Jun 2021

Part-Time Cook 2

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Are you interested in providing healthy and nutritious meals for children? Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to collaborate with other staff to find innovative ways to provide meals and nutrition education to children, families and staff? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our early learning community. We value collaboration and share a devotion to helping students achieve their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a part-time, classified Cook 2 to oversee and participate in a large program food preparation for the Child and Family Studies department. This is an 11.5 month, cyclic position scheduled to work 30 hours per week. The applicant must be available to work 6 hours daily from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups. The Child and Family Studies department engages in equity professional development, equitable decision making, a commitment to social justice and lifelong learning.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Yaju Dharmarajah, Interim Director of Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and participate in large program food preparation and clean up.
  • Collaborate with ECPS 2 on monthly menus, plan meals, keep records, and make reports that align with the USDA.
  • Communicate with the ECPS 2’s in the office to maintain accurate meal counts daily
  • Inspect food being prepared to ensure proper quantity, quality and handling; instruct and train employees and kitchen help in cooking, preparing, and handling food.
  • Operate mixers, ovens, choppers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, toasters and other food equipment
  • Prepare food items according to standard menus, recipes, and verbal instructions: prepare and cook vegetables, meats, soups and cereals; prepare salads, breads, etc.
  • Adjust recipes to volume of demand, and to any identifiable allergies.
  • Inventory and maintain necessary supplies and goods for assigned meals.
  • Lead and participate in the storage and utilization of leftover ingredients and products; rotate stock.
  • Operate standard cooking equipment.
  • Lead and participate in family involvement activities related to cooking and nutrition.
  • Perform related duties as required. 

Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of cooking experience in a large-food service or culinary operation.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s Permit within 30 days of being hired.
  • Ability to complete basic USDA training, which includes menu components, storage and record keeping, within 7 days of being hired.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Value for fresh local produce, sustainability, healthy food with consideration for gluten-free, vegan, fresh fruit and low carb menus.
  • Coursework or teaching in culinary or nutrition program.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to create exciting menus for young children while being attentive to nutritional guidelines and frameworks for young children, including USDA.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.



Starting Salary: $2,738/month                     Range:  34                           Code:  674H

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., July 16, 2021.



  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity


Please apply online at


To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


Clark College Human Resources

June 18, 2021


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Job Types: Part-Time.

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