White County Government Center

110 North Main Street Monticello, Indiana 47960

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Wanted: Full time cook

 White County Sheriff’s Department

Monday-Friday 40 hrs. per week plus full benefits.

If interested, applications are available at the White County Government Center website

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White County is an equal opportunity employer.






POSITION:                       Cook

DEPARTMENT:                 Jail

WORK SCHEDULE:           8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY:               LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)


DATE WRITTEN:  March 2015                             STATUS:  Full-time

DATE REVISED:                                                  FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  White County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as Cook for the White County Jail, responsible for preparing inmate meals and maintaining sanitary conditions in kitchen area.




Prepares and serves meals to detainees of facility according to established menus and schedules, retrieving trays, dishes, and utensils after meals as required.  Ensures proper guidelines for temperature of foods served and maintains sanitation of kitchen area in compliance with Health Department standards.


Checks all special food diets and prepares foods according to dietary restrictions.


Maintains temperatures of freezer, walk-in cooler, refrigerator, and dishwasher.


Preps foods/baked goods for next day meals, including removing meats, vegetables from freezer and refilling needed supplies.  Labels/dates foods and leftovers for later use.


Receives/verifies food deliveries from vendors, stocks supplies in appropriate storage areas, and rotates stock as appropriate.


Supervises trustees working in kitchen area.  Provides training and corrective instruction as needed.


Maintains/verifies inventory of knives and other kitchen supplies used on a daily basis.


Answers telephone in kitchen and takes messages in absence of Matron.


Operates a variety of appliances/equipment in performance of duties, such as commercial stove/oven, steamer, microwave, tilt skillet, dishwasher, slicers, food processor, mixer, toaster, coffee pot, garbage disposal, mop, broom, and other equipment as necessary