Cook I (Full-Time & Part-Time Pool)

12 Jan 2024

Position Details Position Information Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24213 For questions regarding this position, please contact: Search Support at or 406-994-6468.Classification Title Culinary Professional I/Cook I - BZ Working Title Cook I (Full-Time & Part-Time Pool) Brief Position Overview MSU’s Culinary Services hires motivated team members who are excited to actively participate in the ever changing world of the high-paced food industry. Flexible employment to meet your needs:

Hiring 10 and 12 month employees (10 month employees = Summers Off!)

Hiring full-time and part-time employees

Position Number Pool

Department Culinary Services Administration

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Teamsters

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible

Salary $23.05 per hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Culinary Services Division ( ( CSD ), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals and specialty beverages for over 18,000 customers daily and is an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. CSD proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, a commissary kitchen, several retail operations including 4 coffee shops, Chick-fil-A, the Union Market and Bobcat Grill, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery, and the Farm to Campus Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

As directed, the Cook I actively works in the efficient production of fresh meals and beverages for customers.

Skillfully works in display cooking areas and prep stations to prepare, cook, and serve a wide variety of recipes in mass quantities in accordance with standard operating procedures. Follows recipes.

Positively and professionally interacts with customers.

Ensures quality product is being served in an appealing manner while following portion control guidelines.

Properly follows sanitation guidelines and handles food in accordance with FDA food codes and as directed by MSU’s Registered Sanitarian.

Regularly assists with the cleaning, disposition and storage of foods (hot and cold), supplies, and equipment in accordance with the sanitarian’s recommendations.

As directed, assists with leading and training student and temporary employees.

Assists with testing recipes at various times of year.

As directed, assists with maintaining inventory, and controlling food and waste costs at their station.

Actively contributes to the team by performing other duties as needed in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Basic food handling or basic professional cooking skills or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience providing excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

The Successful Candidate Will

Exhibit interest in the culinary arts and exercise critically good judgment concerning taste and aesthetics of food quality

Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS staff in a team-oriented environment with the ultimate goal of providing excellent customer service

Work well individually or on a team

Exhibit strong communication skills both verbally and in writing

Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment

Exhibit excellent attention to detail and accurate record keeping skills

Prioritize and organize workload in order to complete tasks in a timely manner

Quickly adapt to changing priorities

Represent the department and the University to others in a professional and courteous manner

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Full time and part time.

Full-time positions (40hours per week) are eligible for full benefits 12 months of the year.

Part-time positions (up to 16hours per week) are not eligible for benefits.

10 and 12 month positions. 10 month employees have summers off!

Shifts vary across departments, 7 days per week from 5:30am-Midnight.

May be asked to work days/evenings, weekends, long hours, consecutive days during busy periods, and occasional holidays as the school and event schedule demands.

Occasional work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.

Possess a 4-hour sanitation certification or have the ability to become certified.

Must have the ability to understand and communicate in English with adequate proficiency to follow directions from supervisor, read and understand safety guidelines and directions to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, and communicate effectively with customers (staff, visitors, students) by listening and speaking clearly to them.

This is a permanent position with the University. If you are a student of MSU and seek a student worker position, please go to: is welcome to apply/interview for this position but the Culinary Services Department lacks the necessary funding to provide sponsorship at this time.Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Normal service areas, kitchen, cooler, freezer, dock environments

Stationary and/or moving about for long periods of time

Frequently moving, transporting, and placing containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs

Occasionally moving product up and down stairs

Bending, kneeling, stretching and general moving about while stocking products

Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment

Performing repetitive motions related to job duties

Regular exposure to cleaning chemicals

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screened on a continual basis for the duration of the pool.Special Instructions Please either complete the work history section as you build your personal profile or attach a resume.Questions? Contact: Search Support at or 406-994-6468.Diversity Statement Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:

  • ID: #50857196
  • State: Missouri Bozeman 00000 Bozeman USA
  • City: Bozeman
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera