Culinary Worker IV - University Housing (147754)

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Culinary Worker IV
University Housing- Dining Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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These employees typically are responsible for the food service operation at a complex institution. The primary duties focus on higher level functions such as planning, procurement of food, cleaning supplies and equipment, inventory control, preparing menus, keeping records and preparing reports, and the supervision of staff. These vacancies may occur in departments across the Urbana-Champaign campus. A Culinary Worker IV typically:

  1. performs and/or directs the performance of complex quantity cooking and baking that requires a thorough knowledge of cooking techniques.
  2. trains workers in food preparation, service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  3. prepares and bakes cakes, cookies, cobblers, pies, puddings, doughnuts, and other desserts; prepares icings, toppings, fillings, and sauces for baked goods.
  4. supervises or oversees and participates in kitchen and dining area cleaning activities.
  5. assists with inventories of food, prepares and reports shortages to designated personnel.
  6. assists higher level staff with the purchase or requisition supplies and equipment needed to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.
  7. observes and evaluates workers and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service, and completes disciplinary write-ups.
  8. assists with determining food portions and courses, production and time sequences, and workstation and equipment arrangements.
  9. prepares and cooks food for special diets from recipes formulated by a dietitian or other employees.
  10. supervises the use and disposal of left-over foodstuff.
  11. participates in planning menus.
  12. assists in estimating food quantities to be ordered and cooked for a designated or varying number of persons.
  13. is responsible for the evaluation and maintenance of sanitary conditions.
  14. keeps records and writes reports.
  15. performs duties consistent with the lower level in this series.
  16. performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Based on institutional standards, as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health, a Food Handler Training certification (from an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited trainer) may be required upon hire or a newly selected employee may be required to complete this training during an initial training period.
  2. Three (3) years (36 months) of experience in quantity cooking in a commercial setting.
  3. One (1) year (12 months) of experience comparable to that described in the lower level of this series.

For more information about this classification:

Culinary Worker IV positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (40 hours per week), 12 months per year. The minimum stating salary is $20.05 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and exam request form for Culinary Worker IV. Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from: [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137, @[email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:University Housing Category:7-Service Operations Title:Culinary Worker IV - University Housing (147754) Open Date:06/04/2021 Close Date:06/28/2021 Organization Name:Housing Division




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Job No:
Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time