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2nd Cook 00434 (Filling more than one position)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Working Title:

2nd Cook 00434 (Filling more than one position)

Role Title:

Food Service Technician I

Position Number:



Non Exempt

Pay Band:


Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

Is Sensitive Position?:


Designated Personnel:


Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

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This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

Departmental Objective:

In support of Christopher Newport University’s mission, the mission ofCNUDining Services is to
provideCNUstudents with the highest quality in food and dining experiences. In doing so, we are
committed to providing fast and customer-friendly services and to provide clean and positive atmospheres throughout the Dining Services operations. Other important components of our mission are to create and cultivate an inclusive environment that helps support places on campus, beyond the classrooms, where intellectual inquiry may occur and in which social and civic values are fostered. The mission further extends to providing for meaningful, pleasant, and memorable dining experiences, including special theme meals dining events, in support of inclusivity and other civic values ofCNU, as well as that add to the quality of the cultural life of theCNUcommunity and the Commonwealth, as welcoming gathering places for students, faculty, staff and guests. In addition, Dining Services aspires to provide high levels of excellence and professionalism in rendering superior customer-focused services to students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors of the University, with close attention to detail and with a caring and concerned approach, targeted at delivering outstanding results in serving customer needs and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Purpose of the Position:

Under the direction of the DSU Dining Operations Manager and the Sous Chef/Production Managers, prepares or produces assigned menu items by reading and comprehending recipes. Assigns and monitors jobs of subordinate personnel. To perform other duties as assigned to include but not limited to line serving and cleaning.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


Ability to read and write

Demonstrated basic math skills

Knowledge of all types of cooking methods by reading and converting recipes

Knowledge of all kitchen equipment

Good organizational skills

Ability to complete multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to communicate in writing or verbally to both supervisors and subordinates

Ability to work in congested work areas and areas where wet processes are used

Ability to wear protective footwear

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent

Experience Required:

Previous experience in high volume feeding.

Supervisory experience working in a production kitchen.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred:

ServSafe certified.

Coursework or training in culinary arts or equivalent practical experience.

Experience Preferred:

Previous experience at a college or university.

Experience in a high volume kitchen.

Salary Information:

Starting at $27,200 Commensurate with Education and Experience

Role Code:


Conditions of Employment:

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period;

This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits;

Selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program.

Posting Number:


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.

Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
(DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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