Cook I ($21.00/hour and $1,500 Sign on Bonus)

Florence, AZ
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Food Preparation & Service
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust
  • Req ID: 2024-10976


Job Summary:

AGS, an Akima Company, is looking for a Cook to work in Florence, AZ. AGS provides the people, equipment, and processes that safeguard federal buildings, military bases, and detention centers. We take pride in our ability to protect and support our customers’ complex missions. We offer rewarding and challenging roles as well as competitive benefits packages and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

HOURLY RATE : $21/hour and a $1, 500 Sign on Bonus


Job Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They should not be construed as a complete list of the various duties normally performed by the individuals assigned to the Food Service department or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

  • As directed, independently performs moderately difficult tasks in preparing quantities of quickly prepared foods such as steaks, chops, cutlets, hamburgers, eggs, salads and other similar items.

  • Works under the supervision of the Cook II.

  • The Cook I will act independently or assist in the performance of any and all duties necessary to keep the facility in full operation.

  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

  • Prepares in quantities, by various methods of cooking a variety of foods including soups, sauces, meats, fish, vegetables, baked goods, etc.

  • Prepares special foods for detainees requiring special diets.

  • Plans cooking schedule so food is ready at prescribed times.

  • Ensures delivery of food to pod at prescribed times.

  • Provides the measuring, mixing, stirring, cutting, grinding, chopping and seasoning of ingredients according to recipes.

  • Tests foods for completion of cooking time and adjust heat controls.

  • Monitors the baking, roasting, broiling, frying and steaming of foods as called for in recipes.

  • Monitors the carving and dividing of portions into individual servings.

  • Assists in the training of detainees.

  • Monitors daily operations in food productions for conformance to establish quality, quantity, safety and sanitation requirements.

  • Reviews menus to determine type and quantity of food to be prepared.

  • Draws required cooking utensils from kitchen storage areas.

  • Loads and unloads delivery trucks as necessary.

  • Work is completed in a priority established by supervision or facility need. All work will be completed with a high degree of professionalism, quality and craftsmanship.

  • Lulls in workload are used to maintain a clean and orderly work area and to ensure clerical tasks are up to date. Keeps up to date on departmental and facility safety standards and local codes and policies.

  • Trains and oversees a crew of detainees assigned to prepare, cook, and serve meals and clean kitchen and dining area; estimates food. Instructs inmates in the preparation of quality meals.

  • Coordinates the work of the detainee crew to complete adequate food preparation and serving at the allotted times.

  • Observes the work of detainees in the kitchen and instructs inmates in kitchen safety practices and more efficient work method.

  • Maintains security, control, and proper issuance of tools and chemicals.

  • Assists in providing safety training to staff and detainees workers.

  • Routinely conducts searches of all areas of food service for contraband.

  • Will perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • One year experience in large scale cooking preferred.

  • Must be able to obtain a DHS ICE CLEARANCE

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to pass extensive background investigation and drug testing.

  • Random drug testing will be performed.

  • Must have inter/intra communication skills with employees and department heads.

  • Must be able to follow Standard Codes of Conduct pertaining to interaction with detainee population.

  • May lift or push up to 50 lbs.

  • For extended periods of time may be required to stand, walk, squat, kneel, sit, bend, reach and climb.

Working Conditions:

  • Work areas may include all areas of the facility.

  • May be exposed to cleaning chemicals and solvents.

  • Works in close proximity to steam or gas ovens and grills that produce intense heat.

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Travel: None

Organization: AGS - Akima Global Services

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-10976