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Cook 1

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
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Cook 1

Job no: 527777
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing
Classification: Cook 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73- $18.66 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
To ensure consideration apply by August 6, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with a completed online application, please include three professional references.

Who We Are
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students. University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

Why you should work here:
  • We provide excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.
  • We have a variety of schedules available including day and evening shifts.
  • We are a unionized work environment that values employees.
  • Housing staff members are eligible for a meal incentive program at our on-campus Dining venues.
  • Start dates for training may be flexible between mid and late summer 2021

What will you do as a Cook 1?
You'll perform task and develop the daily work plan for the assigned food services area. You are responsible for daily preparation of specials and entrees, operating kitchen equipment, keeping accurate records, and overseeing staff and student employees. This position will monitor food safety and sanitation procedures working within a HACCP plan.

You will get to train student employees and work with other food service staff to create a trendsetting dining experience for our Ducks in a diverse, respectful and inclusive working environment.

We provide a collaborative environment with colleagues that value teamwork and customer service.

This is a full-time, 9-month, academic year position, with the potential for summer work within University Housing. Shifts may include nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules may change based upon the operational needs of the unit.

This position requires the employee to make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. This includes times when the university may be closed. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Work conditions and physical demands are typical of those found in the food service industry. These conditions may include slippery floors, extreme temperatures, heavy lifting and standing for long periods.

Special Requirements
  • Must have, or ability to obtain, a Lane County Food Handler's card within 2 weeks of employment. Onsite support available for those who need to obtain upon joining the team.

    Who are you? (Minimum Qualifications)
    One year of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility;
    Possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school One year of experience in a commercial food service facility (such as restaurants/bars, industrial kitchens, school cafeterias, grocery stores)

    For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize duties

    It's even better if you have... (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a high volume kitchen
  • Experience directing the work of other staff
  • Exhibition cooking experience
  • Experience working within a HACCP plan

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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