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Civil Service Position CS15-17
July 28, 2014

Position Title
Cook’s Helper

Hiring Unit
Food Service

Job Description/Responsibilities
The purpose of this position is to assist in the preparation and cooking of meats, fish, poultry, eggs, fruits and vegetables for serving.  This position also assists in the preparation of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.  The Cook’s Helper prepares and cooks short-order items and prepares food for special events.  This position also cleans the kitchen, equipment and utensils. The Cook’s Helper may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm

Minimum Qualifications

Additional Knowledge and Skills Preferred by Hiring Unit

  1. Knowledge of food terms and methods of preparing foods
  2. Ability and willingness to follow instructions
  3. Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations
  4. Ability to pass food handlers examination

Illinois residency required        

FLSA Status

$11.95 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. Qualifying applicants will be contacted to be scheduled for testing.  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
August 11, 2014


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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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