Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2665691
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Food Services


Culinary Worker III-Cook


Primary Function:
9-month position (Aug 16-May 15); actual start and end dates may vary on academic calendar

This position is responsible for assisting with the assignment of work activities of kitchen helpers and student employees working in the food production area and is responsible for daily preparation of food items for Dining Services. Individual in this position works under the supervision of Food Service Manager and Assistant Food Service Managers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Detailed instructional recipes for all food items to be prepared and procedures on all preparation and food handling are provided. Food Service Management are present in-house to serve as resource personnel and to monitor the quantity and quality of items being prepared for service and to insure sanitation standards are being met.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
One (1) year (12 months) of experience in food service cooking in a commercial setting.

(Food Handlers Certificate or Food Service Manager Certification required within 30 days of hire.)

Education and Experience Preferred:
One (1) year (12 months) of experience in food service cooking in a commercial setting.

Working Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:30pm-8:30pm
Hiring Rate/Range:
Posting Date: 11/10/2021
Closing Date: 1/4/2022
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
  • ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office by the posting deadline.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting such as drivers license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
  • If eligible for Veterans Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Click on Culinary Worker III for more information including typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Click on the Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information.
  • Please click Human Resource Services - Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.


To apply, visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/60385

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560






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