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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/29/22

Applications Due10/13/22

Vacancy ID113468

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleCook - Broome - Valley Ridge location

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $43648 to $53490 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 6 AM

To 2:30 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Chenango

Street Address Valley Ridge - CIT

276 County Road 46

City Norwich


Zip Code13815

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have three years of experience in large-scale cooking, one year of which must have included regular supervision of subordinate employees.
• As of February 26, 2022, all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The person in this position will prepare and cook a variety of foods in a kitchen within the secure setting of Valley Ridge, CIT. They will be teaching our individuals the basic functions of operating a food service kitchen from preparation to closing. This will include preparing and cooking food, proper food storage, serving of food and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen facility. They will be responsible for receiving and storing deliveries for food and for filling food requisitions for each house and the delivery of menu items.
• Prepares and cooks a variety of food using a variety of kitchen tools and utensils.
• Ensures food is prepared to the proper consistency including prescribed diets.
• Works with and mentors service recipients.
• Reviews and follows proper sanitation procedure and temperature controls.
• Keeps food and serving equipment in a clean, sanitized and good working order.
• Responsible for incoming stock to make sure it’s stored in the proper area and rotated accordingly.
• Arranges for distribution/delivery of food to facility houses.
• Makes and completes specific work assignment in the kitchen and food storage areas, including general and specific cleaning tasks.

Additional Comments Please Note:

• As of February 26, 2022, all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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Name Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office

Telephone 607-240-4786

Fax 607-770-0528

Email Address


Street 249 Glenwood Rd

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13905


Submit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by October 13, 2022, to:

Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Fax: 607-770-0528

Please reference the above EOA # 221013A in all correspondence.

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