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Culinary Worker II-Baker II

Company:
Northern Illinois University
Job Location:
DeKalb, Illinois
Category:
Food Services

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

Under the supervision of the Unit Management, this individual assist with the production of quality as well as visually attractive bakery goods.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

This position is required to occasionally manipulate recipe size and ingredients to complete the assigned product(s). This position is responsible for making sure that products are ready for transport which could include placing baked items into transport carts or containers. Procedures on all preparation and food handling are provided in one or more printed items such as recipes. The Baker IV, Baker III and, as needed, unit management will serve as resource personnel, monitoring the quality and quantity of items being prepared for delivery and service, and to insure that proper sanitation standards are maintained.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

  • Six (6 months) of experience in food preparation in a commercial setting.
  • Food Handlers Certificate or Food Service Manager Certification required upon hire

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Demonstrated knowledge and expertise obtained in a commercial bakery setting (i.e. scratch baking bread, cookies, cakes, pastries, etc.)

Education and Experience Preferred

None

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

  1. Knowledge of food terms, materials, equipment and methods used to prepare food.
  2. Knowledge of materials and methods used to prepare food on a large scale, use and care of relevant utensils and equipment and food values and nutrition.
  3. Service Orientation - A strong service orientation, actively looking for ways to help people.
  4. Cleanliness - Knowledge of sanitary procedures and directives; how to use simple cleaning solutions and equipment.
  5. Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  6. Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  7. Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

To perform this job successfully, an 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 the essential functions.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, recipes, correspondence, and memos. The person in

this position must have the ability to write simple legible correspondence.

Mathematical Skills

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

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple to more complex instructions. Ability to deal with problems and standardized situations with occasional variables. Detailed instructional recipes for all bakery items to be prepared are provided.

Working Hours: M-F; 8:00am-4:00pm

Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)

$13.67 per hour (per Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Closing Date: 06/14/2021

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 driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
  • If eligible for Veteran's 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 II 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 University's 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.

Link to Department Homepage: Campus Dining Services

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to taste and smell. The employee must occasionally stoop, bend, kneel and crouch, along with occasional sitting. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, moderate noise, cold and hot temperatures and sometimes uneven and wet surfaces.

EEO Statement

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

Is Background Check Required: Yes

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at ada@niu.edu.

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Position Number: 00000731

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