at Arkansas Government Job in Washington, Arkansas, United States

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Date: Jun 28, 2023 Req ID: 21673 Location: Washington, AR, US, 71862 Category: DEPT OF PARKS AND TOURISM Anticipated Starting Salary: $31,892.00 Lodge Cook (2 positions available) Position #: 22143416 & 22076515 Salary: $31,892 Grade: GS03 Requisition: 21673 Location: Historic Washington State Park, Washington, AR Closing date: Until Filled This position assists in the operation of William’s Tavern Restaurant. Job duties include assisting with meal planning, cooking menu items, taking inventory, ordering food and non-food supplies, training new employees, and maintaining a clean, sanitary and safe food preparation area. Applicant will be required to work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays. This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications : the educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year experience in restaurant or institutional cooking or related field. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee. We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online only: The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: S059C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 – $37,749.00


The Lodge Cook is responsible for inspecting and preparing food supplies for public consumption, employee training and supervision, inventory and cost control measures, and maintaining and cleaning equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Cooks and prepares food to order, as well as banquet and specialty items, and monitors time and temperature of prepared foods to ensure safety standards. Sets up salad bars or buffet serving lines. Cleans and sanitizes appliances, food prep areas, floors, and utensils. Interacts with visitors, handles or relays complaints to managers, and assists visitors with special needs. Provides shift supervision of skilled and unskilled food service workers, including training and scheduling. Assists with budget and menu planning and inventories of restaurant supplies.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of appropriate use and sanitation of food service equipment, facilities and materials. Knowledge of food preparation techniques, laws, regulations, or standards governing food preparation and storage. Ability to train employees in a multitude of job tasks related to food service or kitchen sanitation. Ability to clean and maintain a variety of food preparation appliances and tools. Ability to manage time, materials, and food service workers in a commercial kitchen.

Minimum Qualifications

The educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year experience in restaurant or institutional cooking or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC220480880

Posted On: Aug 06, 2022

Updated On: Jul 10, 2023

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