FIRST DAY OF FILING:
October 4, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)
THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR
NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Under general supervision, supervises food service workers and
subordinate cooks and participates in the performance of quantity
food preparation and cooking duties at a County facility.
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Head
Cook and are responsible for participating in and supervising the
work of subordinate cooks, food service workers, contract employees
and/or inmate workers engaged in all phases of food preparation and
cooking in a County facility. Incumbents provide technical
direction and training to less experienced cooks and food service
workers in the standard techniques of quantity food preparation
utilized in the mixing, cooking, baking, and serving of complete
meals in an institutional environment. Incumbents must possess the
written and verbal communication skills necessary to follow
daily/weekly meal plans and to supervise and monitor the work of
staff, ensuring that food items are prepared properly and on time.
Positions at this level must be experienced in modifying
standardized recipes according to the needs of the facility or
ingredients available. These positions provide training to
subordinate staff in the safe use and care of kitchen equipment,
overseeing the operation, breakdown, and cleaning of standard and
specialized food service equipment and providing instruction in
proper sanitation methods, as well as health and safety
regulations. Incumbents must have the ability to stand or walk for
long periods of time, and may be required to bend, stoop, squat,
and reach. Positions assigned to either the Sheriff's or Probation
Departments are required to work in a custody/detention facility
and are distinguished by their responsibility for supervising
Essential Job Functions
Supervises and instructs food service staff including
subordinate Food Service Workers and Cooks in standard preparation
and cooking techniques utilized in the preparation of a variety of
food items, proper use of various kitchen utensils and equipment,
portioning and serving of food items, preparation and set up of
meal facilities, and proper cleaning of dishes, pots, pans,
equipment, kitchen work areas, and food storage areas.
Makes work assignments and inspects the work of food service
staff and/or inmate workers while in progress, and upon completion,
to ensure that the quality of food prepared is acceptable and meets
established dietary guidelines.
Instructs food services staff and/or inmate workers in health
and safety regulations and monitors compliance with those
Inspects food supplies received, rejects those supplies of poor
or unacceptable quality, oversees the proper storage of supplies
accepted and monitors the rotation of supplies to prevent
Coordinates work station cooking activities with those of other
kitchen units, ensuring that food items are prepared on time and
that food to be served is maintained at proper temperatures.
Supervises the setup of meal facilities and oversees the serving
of food in compliance with department policy and procedures and
health and safety regulations.
Ensures that utensils and work areas are clean and ready for the
Requisitions food supplies based on daily/weekly menu plans, as
Modifies recipes to meet changes in the number of servings and
the substitution of recipe ingredients when other ingredients are
Assigned to perform baking duties or work in the butcher shop,
Assigned to oversee the activities of a shift, as required.
Acts as a lead person, supervising and/or instructing youth in a
County-sponsored program, as required.
Two years' journey level* experience in quantity food
preparation and cooking of complete meals in an institutional,
commercial, military, or similar establishment.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to
utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to
carry out job-related essential functions.
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most
of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and
reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally
lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
- Journey level experience is defined as possessing the required
knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and
diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this
level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day
supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as
selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques,
locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to
carry out work.
Experience in fast food service is not considered as qualifying
for this position. Quantity food preparation and cooking of
complete meals refers to experience preparing and cooking a variety
of food items including soups, meats, vegetables, and other
As part of this application process, applicants will be required
to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire
contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized
as part of the background investigation process to ensure
applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative
questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve
(12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and
experience based on application information weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN
ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed
via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the
examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of
their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the
date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an
as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY
TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND
INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of
disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related
misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or
patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year;
failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving
under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history;
substance abuse; anyone on probation.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a
"zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
- use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription
drugs without a prescription.
- use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be
used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department, Custody General & Specialized Division, Custody Food
AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING
EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED
BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los
Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire
ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications,
although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as
attachments to the online application.
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire
completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and
experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your
qualifications for the job. All information is subject to
verification and applications may be rejected at any time during
the selection process.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have
clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and you have
completely filled out your application.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top
right of this posting. You can also track the status of your
application using this website. Your application and supplemental
questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on
the last day of filing.
- Please note that ALL information included in the application
materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the
examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION
or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection
Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be
sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so
may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be
NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required
documents as attachments during application submission. If you are
unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to
(323) 415-2580 at the time of filing, or within fifteen (15)
calendar days from the date of filing. Failure to submit the
required documentation will result in application rejection. Please
include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security
Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all
employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates
who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet,
applications can be completed on computers at public libraries
throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file
their application online using their OWN user ID and password.
Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a
candidate's original application record.
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org