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Cook, Seawall Cafe

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Security Sensitive Statement:

Positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Cook, Seawall Cafe

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resume and Cover Letter is required. Unofficial transcripts required prior to campus interview, official transcripts required upon hire. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the of the process of applying for a position.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College-Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237 or (409) 984-6259.

LSCPA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f), 34 CFR 668.46).
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA

Job Summary:

Requires a high school education or its equivalent. Experience in food preparation and service with quantity cooking in a state institution or commercial food service establishment preferred.

Perform other appropriate duties as may be determined by the Manager of the Café.

Hours to work are 6 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday. On occasion, some Saturdays and Sundays may be required. Must be able to work flexible hours as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school education or its equivalent. Experience in food preparation and service with quantity cooking in a state institution or commercial food service establishment preferred.

Read and understand information, listen and act upon written and oral instructions to standardize food recipes correctly; accept direction and supervision. Must establish and maintain effective work relationships. Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment used in janitorial work. Excellent customer service skills. Must comply with established College policies and standards.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical condition sufficient to permit standing and walking for long periods of time; sufficient to lift and carry moderately heavy items. Requires constant standing, walking, and seeing. Requires frequent sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying objects up to 25 – 50 pounds. Required to reach for items above your head. Requires infrequent stooping, bending, and climbing. Skills in culinary arts, which requires creativity, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some knowledge of methods used in quantity food preparation and cooking; in the use and care of food service equipment and appliances. Skill in the routine preparation and cooking of basic foods.

A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is preferred.



Work Hours:

Hours to work are 6 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday. Some weekends may be required.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist with preparation, cooking, garnishing, and clean-up of the Cafe. Responsible for all preparation, cooking, dishwashing, and clean-up of Cafe in the absence of the Assistant Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist with grocery list as needed and purchase necessary supplies at local stores. Restock items in proper placement upon arrival from store.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the routine daily cleaning with standard cleaning supplies of all appliances, shelving, utensils, counters, freezers, and refrigerators.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist the Assistant Manager with receiving of all food, beverages, and deliveries, as well as proper storage, labeling, rotation, and cleaning of freezers and refrigerators.

Essential Job Functions:

Answer telephone calls and catering calls as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

Must maintain a Food Handler Certification and follow all procedures to pass health inspections.


Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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