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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

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    WG-6 Cooks daily prepares a full range of cooking operations. S/he cooks menu

    items that include regular and special diet entrees, desserts and salads. Prepare

    pureed diet foods. S/he works alone, with a higher-grade cook and with food service

    staff. S/he cooks meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, salads, desserts, hot cereal, eggs,

    pancakes, sausage, soups, sauces and gravies. S/he prepares sandwiches for cold

    meals, prepares salads that are on the cooks worksheets or Talley guides. This requires

    coordinating the cooking of many recipe items. S/he daily receives work assignments

    from the immediate supervisor or a higher level cook or by running the computer work

    sheet. S/he are responsible for the work assignments that are in the form of a cook's

    worksheet/or computerized production sheets, menus, standardized recipes, meal

    schedules, and special work orders. Correctly reads the worksheets, menus, and

    standardized recipes and expands recipes for the daily patient census. S/he tests food

    items to determine portion size, weight and quality. S/he plans, coordinates, and time

    work assignment to assure food items are prepared on time for tray line and each meal

    item prepared is at the proper temperature for food safety. The WG-6 cook records

    food temperatures of all food items when food is delivered to tray line. WG-6 cook

    prepares food by: roasting, broiling, baking, frying, boiling, steaming and stewing meats,

    fish and poultry. S/he prepares soups, broths, gravies, sauces and puddings. S/he

    makes a variety of dessert items (cobblers, bar cookies, bake off cookies, and bake off

    pies). S/he adjusts standardized recipes for the number of servings required in large

    quantity cooking. S/he slices meat items using the meat slicer or by hand. S/he adjusts

    the meat items to specific size requirements or weight specifications.

    Work Schedule: Full time, 80 hours bi-weekly, multiple schedules including rotating shifts with weekend and holiday work and rotating days off

    Position Description Title/PD#: Cook, 20172-A

    Location: This position is located in the Nutrition and Food Service Line at Fort Meade, SD.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    7404 Cooking

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