Cook 2

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Cook 2

Job no: 528409
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing Dining Services
Classification: Cook 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.30 - $24.22 per hour (updated)
FTE: 1.0

Positions available: up to 3

Review of Applications Begins
Immediately. To ensure consideration, please apply by October 29, 2021; applications reviewed on an ongoing basis until all vacancies filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application. Please make sure to include all of your relevant work experience and education on the form. We use that information to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications. Please also include three professional references.

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.

What will you do as a Cook 2?
You'll get to cook amazing, creative food, providing mentorship and leadership to motivated team members. You'll direct the meal preparation and production through display and batch cooking. If you love cooking, bring that passion to UO!

You will do important record keeping to make sure that supplies are ordered and available and employees are appropriately scheduled to cover shifts.

You will get to train 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.

Who are you? (Minimum Qualifications)
  • Two years of cooking experience in an institution or commercial firm serving complete meals (like restaurants, grocery stores, catering, cafeteria, etc.)
  • An Associate's degree or certification in Food Service Management, Foods and Hospitality Service, or a directly-related field.

    For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain a professional demeanor, and prioritize duties during rush periods.
  • Ability to interact with external and internal customers in a professional, supportive, and team-oriented manner.

    It's even better if you have... (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience directing staff.
  • Experience preparing food in a high volume kitchen.
  • Exhibition cooking experience.
  • Experience working within a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

    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.

    Other information:

    This is a full-time, 12-month position. 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
  • You'll need a Lane County Food Handler's card within 2 weeks of employment. If you don't have it already, we'll help you get it!

    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

    To apply, visit


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