(DOE-030-24 Repost) Head Cook -10 Months/Cook - 10 Months (Open to State of NJ Employees Only)

Ewing, NJ
Full Time
Division of Educational Services
Mid Level

Notice of Vacancy - Repost

Candidates who have previously applied do not need to reapply.
Reference Number: DOE-030-24 Repost
Title: Head Cook 3 - 10 Months/ Cook – 10 Months
Range/Title Code: R09/44648 (Head Cook - 10 Months)
H07/44642 (Cook – 10 Months)
Salary: $35,498.60 - $49,398,02 (Head Cook -10 Months)
              $32,266.19 - $ 44750.27 (Cook - 10 Months)         
Position Number: 949291
Issue Date: June 6, 2024
Closing Date: June 20, 2024
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Ewing, New Jersey
Division: Division of Educational Services, Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf


Under supervision at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, assumes the responsibility for the preparation and cooking of food in an institution kitchen serving generally in large quantities; Ensures that federal, state, and departmental requirements are met in the planning of menus and the preparation of food; and performs other related work as required.



Head Cook 3 - 10 months: Three (3) years of experience as a cook which shall have involved the preparation of all kinds of food in large quantities in the kitchen of a club, hotel, hospital, restaurant, or institution, and which shall have included one (1) year of supervisory experience in a position embracing the responsibility for all phases of kitchen management.
Cook - 10 Months:  One (1) year of experience as a cook involving the preparation 
 of a variety of food in large quantities.
Note: Catering experience in a delicatessen will be acceptable. Deli counter experience in a delicatessen will NOT be acceptable. Cooking experience in a fast-food establishment will NOT be acceptable.
License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Preferred Education/Experience

Familiarity with kitchen equipment and appliances, food safety and hygiene knowledge; Experience in menu planning and budgeting and cost-control skills.

Special Note (MKSD)

Note: Ability to communicate in American Sign Language preferred, or a commitment to learn American Sign Language in two (2) years.
Note: All final candidates must be fingerprinted and bear the $78.38 cost of the criminal history check in order to qualify for employment at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
For more information on the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, visit www.mksd.org

Open to the Following

Employees serving in a permanent capacity in a competitive title for an aggregate of at least one (1) year who meet the open competitive requirements listed on the job specification on file at the Civil Service Commission. You may access the job specification through the Civil Service Commission’s website: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/44648.htm. (Head Cook 3 - Months)
https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/44642.htm. (Cook - 10 Months)
Interested candidates may apply via: https://www.nj.gov/education/careers/.

Authorization to Work

Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorships for work visas.

SAME Applicants

If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program, visit their website at: nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml, email: [email protected], or call the Civil Service Commission at (609)-292-4144, option 3.

EOE/AA Statement

The New Jersey State Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has an Affirmative Action Program, and will not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union partnership, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability, (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, and is committed to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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