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Cook 1

Apply now Job no: 527522
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing
Classification: Cook 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73- $18.66 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Positions available: 11

Review of Applications Begins
To ensure consideration apply by June 25, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with a completed online application, please include three professional references. You will also be asked to let us know if you are interested in 9-month, 12-month, or both types of positions.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Chef or Cook 2, the Cook 1 will develop the daily work plan for the assigned area. They are responsible for daily preparation of specials and entrees, operating kitchen equipment, keeping accurate records, and overseeing the work of Food Service Worker 2 (FSW2) staff and student employees. This position will monitor food safety and sanitation procedures working within a HACCP plan. The Cook 1 provides ongoing training throughout the year to FSW2 staff and student employees and works in conjunction with other dining staff to create a trend-setting dining experience for our Ducks.

The person in this position requires strong customer service skills, as they will interact directly with students, staff and faculty. This position adheres to the Service Standards set by Housing Food Services and sets the example for other level positions by exhibiting appropriate professional behavior and creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

There are both full-time 9-month and 12-month positions available. Shifts may include nights, weekends, and holidays and schedules may change based upon the operational needs of the unit.

Special Requirements:
•Lane Country Food Handler’s card within 2 weeks of employment. If you don't have one, we'll help you get it!
• Must take and be able to understand Hazard Communication Training and Kitchen Safety Training supplied by employer.
• Successfully complete a cooking practical that demonstrates: knife skills, various cooking methods, sanitation, plate presentation, and timing.

Work conditions and physical demands are typical of those found in the food service industry. These conditions may include slippery floors, extreme temperatures, heavy lifting, and standing for long periods.

Essential Personnel:
This position requires the employee to make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. This includes times when the university may be closed. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Minimum Requirements
• One year of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility;
• Possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school

Professional Competencies
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain professional demeanor during rush periods.
• Ability to prioritize duties.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a high volume kitchen
• Experience directing the work of other staff
• Exhibition cooking experience
• Experience working within a HACCP plan

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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