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Second Cook 00706 (9 Month Position, Full Time Benefits)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Working Title:

Second Cook 00706 (9 Month Position, Full Time Benefits)

Role Title:

Food Service Technician I

Position Number:



Non Exempt

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

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

Departmental Objective:

In support of Christopher Newport University’s mission, the mission of CNU Dining Services is to
provide CNU students 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 of CNU, as well as that add to the quality of the cultural life of the CNU community 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.

This is a 9-month position paid over 12 months. Position is eligible for medical & dental insurance, retirement & life insurance benefits, and paid sick/personal leave. Position report dates are August 1 through April 30 of each year.

Purpose of the Position:

Under the direction of the DSU Dining Operations Manager and Asst. Retail Dining Operations Manager, prepares and produces assigned menu items necessary for the service of meals according to recipes and established standards. Assigns and monitors jobs of subordinate personnel. Perform other duties to include but not limited to Line serving and cleaning.

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

Ability to read, write and demonstrate 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 lift at least 50 lbs. on a fairly continuous basis.

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 graduate or equivalent.

Experience Required:
Previous experience in high volume kitchen.

Supervisory experience working in a kitchen.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred:
ServSafe certified.

Some Culinary Arts School or equivalent practical experience.

Experience Preferred:

Previous experience at a college or university.

Previous experience in a Chick-fil-A unit.

Salary Information:

tarting at $20,160, Commensurate with Education and Experience - 9 month position with benefits

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Conditions of Employment:

This is a 9-month position paid over 12 months. Position is eligible for medical & dental insurance, retirement & life insurance benefits, and paid sick/personal leave. Position report dates are August 1 through April 30 of each year.

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;

Selected candidate must have the ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a fairly continuous basis.

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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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