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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/20/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID144530

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleCook, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $55093 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

145 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg


Zip Code10962

Minimum Qualifications Three years of experience in large-scale cooking.

One year of which must have included regular supervision of subordinate employees or working inmates.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill oneCook, Grade 11, positions at the Cook Chill Production Center (CCPC) located in Orangeburg, New York. CCPC produces wholesome food that meets the nutritional and budgetary needs of its customers, which include Office of Mental Health facilities, other state and government facilities, and non-profit agencies. Cook Chill is a system which prepares large quantities of food with an extended shelf life. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Prepare large scale recipes using Cook Chill methods to assure that the food meets all quality and safety standards.

• Evaluate ingredients and recipes for consistency and improvements.

• Measure, mix, cut, grind, and chop ingredients according to Cook Chill recipes using a variety of hand and power kitchen utensils.

• Supervise Food Service Worker 1’s and 2’s by:
- scheduling work assignments;
- providing oral and written instructions regarding materials, utensils and procedures to be
- overseeing and inspect performance to ensure that instructions, procedures and standards observed.

Preferred candidates will have the following:

• Working knowledge of recipes, methods and procedures used in preparing and cooking food in large quantities.

• Working knowledge of sanitary requirements concerning food preparation, cooking and storage.

• Working knowledge of the operation, cleaning and care of utensils, equipment and kitchen areas.

• Basic knowledge of nutritional values of food.

Additional Comments This position is eligible for the Downstate Adjustment of $3,087.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Takeitha Kelley


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #144530 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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