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State of Nebraska Food Service Cook - YRTC-K in Kearney, Nebraska

Food Service Cook - YRTC-K


$11.79 Hourly


Kearney, NE

Job Type



Health & Human Services Department

Job Number

Food Service Cook Nov. 2019



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DHHS is hosting a Career Event on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney! You will find us in the Atrium of the Student Union from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Stop by to meet YRTC Kearney staff and learn more about our great opportunities. The Youth and Rehabilitation Treatment Center at Kearney (YRTC-K) is currently hiring for a full-time permanent Food Service Cook. YRTC-K is a 24-hour treatment and rehabilitation facility for male youth. Come join our team and start helping people live better lives. The YRTC Kearney offers excellent benefits including health insurance, paid leave, a retirement plan and Tuition Assistance! Learn more about our benefits at

Work schedule: Varied including nights, weekends, and holidays

Examples of Work

Seasons, cooks, and portions food such as soups, vegetables, meats, salads, and pastry. Prepares meals by using cooking equipment such as slicers, ovens, steam-jacketed kettles, and flat grill. Responsible for dish washing, cleaning, and routine equipment maintenance. May receive, store and distribute food and non-food supplies. Cleans and maintains kitchen equipment. This position will include interaction with the youth in the dining area and will provide a level of supervision of those youth during meals.

Qualifications / Requirements


Food Service Cook - One year of coursework/training in food preparation and/or cooking and baking experience in a large scale food service operation.

Food Service Assistant -Coursework, training and/or experience in food preparation, food service or working in a kitchen. YRTC-K is willing to understaff position with an Assistant with possible promotion to Cook.