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Civil Service Position CS14-44
October 17, 2013

Position Title
Second Cook/Special Projects
(Hours: Monday – Friday from Midnight to 8:00am)

Hiring Unit
Food Service

Job Description/Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision form a designated supervisor, the Second Cook/Special Projects performs general and/or baking duties.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and cooking meats, poultry, fish, gravies, vegetables, cereals, soups, fruits and other forms of food. 
  • Preparing and cooking foods for special diets. 
  • Assisting in the preparations of salads and desserts. 
  • Preparing and/or baking cakes, pastries and hot breads as required.
  • Performing short-order cooking duties including preparing sandwiches, omelets, French fries and other foods to specifications/production sheets. 
  • Enacting programs to ensure food production and maintains quality and safety standards throughout the holding and delivery process.
  • Referring to daily production and coordinating with co-workers for necessary work to be done. 
  • Assisting in the preparation of food items for the following day.
  • Assisting in the supervision of subordinates as assigned, both Civil Service and students.
  • Completing daily records as required; maintaining inventory of items needed for next day. 
  • Maintaining adequate supplies to replenish food counters as required.

The Second Cook/Special Projects may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Additional Knowledge and Skills Desired by Department

  • Knowledge of quantity food preparation methods and terminology.
  • Knowledge of food values and nutrition.
  • Knowledge of an ability to use equipment and utensils used in food preparation.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematic computations.
  • Knowledge of sanitation practices and procedures. 
  • Ability to pass food handlers examination.
  • Previous food service experience.
  • Supervisory abilityCleanliness

Illinois residency required


$13.46 per hour

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), detailed resume and unofficial transcripts to:

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
October 31, 2013


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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