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Cooks - Oregon Zoo

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/19/2018

Deadline to apply: Continuous
Salary: $11. 72 hourly

Do you belong at the zoo? If you have a strong commitment to customer service and a positive attitude, consider applying to work as a Cook at the zoo. Schedules are based on weather and zoo attendance, but we try to find shifts around your school and work schedule. Kitchen staff will be placed depending on skills, experience and staffing needs. These positions require a "can-do" attitude and exceptional customer service skills.

The responsibilities of this position includes a variety of moderate-level tasks to support kitchen and restaurant/picnic/banquet operations, including cashiering and a high level of customer service in addition to advanced food prep, food service and delivery, opening and closing duties, kitchen clean up and dishwashing. This position requires independent work ability and restaurant experience. This position reports to the Sous Chef but will primarily receive daily task assignments from assigned lead.

Multiple positions are available.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
These positions require some experience preparing and/or serving quick food specialty items. Sufficient education to demonstrate the ability to read instructions and to perform routine math calculations with accuracy. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above. Ability to anticipate guest needs and provide excellent customer service.

We are a seven day a week operation. Schedules may be flexible, so staff must be able to work multiple shifts including, days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must have the ability to obtain a Multnomah County food handler's permit at the time of employment. Minimum age of 18.
• Must be at least 18 years old to operate, repair or clean power-driven food slicers, grinders and choppers; bakery machines; and commercial mixers
• One year customer service experience.
• Valid Multnomah County Food Handlers Permit or the ability to obtain one prior to start date.
• Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the classification duties and responsibilities.
• One year related experience in a commercial/restaurant kitchen and/or culinary school preferred.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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