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The Salvation Army Cook in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Corps/Department: Colorado Springs Corps

Reports to:Director Colorado Kitchen

FLSA Status: Hourly/Part time (25 hrs/wk) non-exempt

This is a part time (25 hours per week), non-exempt, regular, position that pays $13.00 per hour with vacation and sick time.

Scope of Position: Responsible for assisting in the entire meal preparation, set up and clean up of meals for Seniors/Community, and RJMC Shelter. Maintain excellence in customer service while communicating with volunteers. Have ultimate responsibility of making sure kitchen, walk-in frig and freezer, dry storage, are cleaned and stock maintained on regular basis. Assure meat and other donations are sorted and bagged for distribution. Have knowledge of health department rules and regulations and assure compliance is met.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the entire meal preparation, set up and clean up for senior/community meals,and RJMC

  • Responsible for making sure kitchen is clean and health standards are met

  • Have knowledge of health code standards and regulations; assure compliance and necessary reporting

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer clean, organized, food rotated, labeled, etc.

  • Keep dry storage organized, items rotated

  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen, dining room, food delivery canteen

  • Assist with preparation and service of meals independently as needed or required

  • Cross train as Colorado Kitchen Coordinator to be able to fill in during their absence

Education and Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must hold a food card certification to meet Health Department standards for a licensed food service kitchen.

  • Experience in institutionalized cooking

  • Organizational skills and ability is a must regarding health dept. standards

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow recipes

  • Ability to plan balanced menu utilizing as many GIK as possible

  • Ability to work with a diverse population in a professional manner

  • Ability to motivate, encourage and supervise volunteers

  • Must have a valid Colorado Drivers license and show proof of insurance and pass all Salvation Army driving tests and background checks.

  • Must hold current food certification

Software-related skills:

  • Microsoft Word and Excel required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, pull, and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate telephone.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Ability to access and produce information from a computer

  • Ability to understand written information.

  • Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation

  • A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position.

  • The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.




  • GED or better



  • Institutionalized Cooking

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)