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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/26/23

Applications Due06/09/23

Vacancy ID131737

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleBroome - Head Cook - Valley Ridge location

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade15

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $56355 to $68269 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 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Broome

Street Address Broome DDSO - Valley Ridge Location

276 County Road 46

City Norwich


Zip Code13815

Minimum Qualifications Five years of experience in large scale cooking, two years 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.

Duties Description The Head Cook will manage, supervise, and provide oversight to the kitchen operations at the Valley
Ridge CIT, which includes five houses with individual kitchens. The Head Cook will also manage,
supervise, and provide oversight to the onsite Cafeteria Work for Pay mentoring program.
As of February 26, 2022, all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19.
• Schedules the preparation and cooking of meals
• Determines types and amount of food to be prepared for each meal according to menus and special
instructions or events
• Arranges cooking schedule for various types of food so that all are ready at the specified time
• Schedules necessary staff to prepare and cook meals
• Inspects food preparation and cooking areas to insure sanitary conditions are observed
• Maintains records of food temperatures to insure that prepared foods are safe and palatable
• Inspects dish, pot and pan cleaning procedures to insure utensils are sanitized after each use
• Inspects food for deterioration and discards all tainted food • Insures all refuse is removed promptly and properly to proper areas • Inventories food on a periodic basis and recommends changes in menu so that food is used before spoiling • Supervises and provides training to all members of staff • Assigns staff to various shifts • Provides oral and written instructions regarding the food to be prepared, the manner in which it is to be prepared and any special requirements • Inspects food preparation and cooking procedures to insure that sanitary conditions are observed and all food is utilized • Demonstrates proper preparation and cooking procedures • Arranges for special food service training where available PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: • Working knowledge of recipes, methods and procedures used in the preparation and cooking of large quantities of food • Working knowledge of employing, regulatory and accrediting agencies; sanitary requirements concerning food preparation, cooking and storage • Working knowledge of methods and procedures for the storage of food and leftover food • Working knowledge of the operation, cleaning and care of utensils, equipment and kitchen areas • Working knowledge of portion control requirements of agency dietary regulations • Basic knowledge of comparative nutritional values of foods within a food group • Basic knowledge of food requisitioning procedures and policies • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions • Ability to use and manipulate kitchen utensils and equipment • Ability to communicate instructions, information and advice effectively to fellow workers • Ability to conduct in-service training for staff • Ability to determine amount of food to prepare to meet menu and dietary requirements

Additional Comments Please Note:
• As of February 26, 2022, all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
• If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.
• 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.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored. • The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with any agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and the local DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
NYS offers Incredible Benefits!
• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.
• Life insurance and Disability insurance.
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.
Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.
Health Care Coverage
Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.
Retirement Program
Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.
Professional Development and Education and Training
NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated 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.

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

Name Broome DDSO Human Resources Dept

Telephone 607-240-4786

Fax 607-770-0528

Email Address


Street Broome DDSO Human Resources Dept

249 Glenwood Rd

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13905


Submit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by June 09, 2023, to:
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Fax: 607-770-0528
Please reference the above EOA # 230609B in all correspondence.

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