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Prep Cook H-164 (Filling more than one position)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working Title:

Prep Cook H-164 (Filling more than one position)

Role Title:

Food Service Technician I

Position Number:



Non Exempt

Appointment Type:

Part 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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Is this a restricted position subject to availability of funding?:


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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 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.

Purpose of the Position:

Under the general direction of the cook staff, this position may perform production duties such as baking, roasting, frying, etc. Other duties may include stocking, dish room operation, trash removal and mopping.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Related to Position:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends
  • Ability to read and comprehend recipes, lists, and production needs
  • Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation procedures
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to work in congested work areas and areas where wet processed are used
  • Ability to wear protective footwear
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a fairly continuous basis

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience in a food service industry.

Additional Consideration(s):


  • Experience reading and comprehending recipes, lists, and production needs
  • Experience with commercial kitchen equipment
  • Experience with safety and sanitization procedures

Role Code:


Salary Information:

Starting at $13.85 per hour, Commensurate with Education and Experience

Conditions of Employment:

This is an HOURLY position and does NOT entitle the incumbent to Commonwealth of Virginia benefits and is limited to 1500 hours in a 365-day period;

Selected candidate will be required to attend a 2-Day New Employee Orientation Program;

Selected candidate must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends;

Selected candidate must have the ability to work in extreme temperatures;

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

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-

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

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement

Christopher Newport University and its employees demonstrate a positive and professional attitude. Practices inclusive leadership and treats everyone with dignity and respect. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, as well as fully support the “Students First” value.

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