Baker/Cook #DBA-05029

CO School for the Deaf & the Blind   Colorado Springs, CO   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on September 25, 2021
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Salary: $13.13 - $18.66 Hourly

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Department of Education

Job Number: DBA-05029

Closing: 10/4/2021 11:59 PM

Mountain Vision Statement: CSDB aspires to be an exemplary global resource for families and professionals that excels in preparing diverse learners to transform the world with PRIDE: Positive attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination, and Excellence.

Mission Statement: The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), in collaboration with families, school districts and community partners, ... educates and inspires learners throughout the state, birth through age 21, to achieve their full human potential through comprehensive, individualized academic, transition, residential and outreach programs and resources

Description of Job: The eligible list established from this job announcement will be utilized to fill one (1) current full-time (40 hours per week) vacancy and may be utilized to fill future vacancies that occur within the next 6-9 months, to include temporary / substitute vacancies. This position functions as a full-operating food production baker/cook in a school / residential setting to perform the full range of related food service duties, to include accountability for the production, display and service of daily salads, baking, special food items, and for cooking meals as designated of three daily nutritional meals, including snacks and special requests for students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB). This is a full-time position scheduled to work 40 hours per week on an academic-year schedule (August to June), as per established School Calendar (subject to change).

Duties include but are not limited to: Food preparation and production of daily food requirements; Ensure proper sanitation practices and food handling techniques as defined by law; Appropriate communication, documentation and sharing of information; Responsible for appropriate customer service to students, staff and families; and, All other related duties as assigned by the Food Service Manager.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications: Two (2) full years of dining services experience appropriate to the work assignment; i.e., commercial-volume food production, preparation, and presentation baker/cook experience in a school / residential / hospital / institutional/commercial setting (not fast-food). NOTE: One (1) full year of experience is equivalent to 2,080 hours. Experience must be described in detail on the (online) application to receive credit.

PREFERRED: Work leader experience in a volume food service operation.

Conditions of Employment: Must have or be willing and able to obtain an El Paso County SERVSAFE certification within 90 days of beginning employment. Persons applying for this position must be willing to work an academic-year schedule (August to June), as per established School Calendar (subject to change), and shift work as required. Persons occupying Dining Services positions at CSDB are designated as "essential employees" and are required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the State/school without delay and/or interruption to ensure health, safety and welfare, regardless of inclement weather conditions. Dining Services positions at CSDB are non-exempt, and employees are eligible to receive overtime pay, with a condition of employment that overtime work must be appropriately authorized in advance and may be paid in compensatory time in lieu of cash payment. Must be able to lift 50 pounds; must be able to bend, lift, stoop, reach, walk and stand for extended periods of time. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the SURVIVAL (1+) skill level, or applicants must be willing and able to attain proficiency at the level required within a specified period of time, as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures. Selected applicant(s) will be required to submit to and pass a background check, to include Colorado and Federal criminal history checks, employment verification, and professional/personal reference checks.

Additional Requirements: A courteous, professional and helpful attitude in the role of CSDB representative. Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback; ability to participate effectively in a team setting and to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills; effective organizational skills; effective problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, and via various communication medium. Must utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Knowledge of / experience utilizing the Nutri-kids program desired. Knowledge of National School Lunch Program policies and regulations. Knowledge of special diets and/or altered textured diets for special needs students. Ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions independently. Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB.

APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board / State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. Supplemental Information Please note that communication relative to this position will occur primarily via e-mail correspondence.

Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it. Important Information: Applications are part of the selection process and will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applications may also be used as a part of the comparative analysis process to rank candidates and identify a top group for interview. Read this job announcement carefully before completing the on-line application.

Applications must specifically address/support applicant qualifications as they relate to the requirements listed in 'Description of Job' and 'Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment/Additional Requirements' sections. Failure to complete the application properly and include required information and/or documents, or if applications do not demonstrate that experience and/or education are consistent with the categories listed on this announcement, may result in the applicant not being considered for this position. Also, in order to be considered for this position, complete applications must be received by the application deadline/closing date. Applicants will be notified of the results of this review. Please refer to the CO-Jobs State Employment Opportunities website ( for the following information: State Employment FAQs Address Confidentiality Program ADA Accommodations Residency Requirements

Compensation / Benefits: The State of Colorado and CSDB demonstrate commitment to our employees with a competitive benefits package. Although individual benefits will vary, in general, for every $100 that employees earn, the state contributes approximately $25 in additional compensation. For example, the State contributes to employee health/dental/vision care coverage, life insurance coverage, short-term disability insurance coverage, retirement, and personal leave. For more information about insurance benefits, visit the State of Colorado website: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Traci K. Monger / Human Resources Manager, at email: or call (719) 578-2114.