Cooks – Oregon Zoo
Position Title: Cooks – Oregon Zoo
Deadline to apply: April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Salary: $11.72 hourly
This is a temporary position. Temporary positions are limited to a maximum of 1040 hours per 12 month period. This position is expected to work for the 2018 Spring/Summer seasons.
Do you belong at the zoo? Are you looking to work in a fun environment? Do you have a positive attitude, enjoy providing customer service to guests from around the country and the world who represent many backgrounds? Would you enjoy working with co-workers who represent the diversity that the Portland community provides? And, do you thrive on having a variety of jobfunctions to perform? If you would thrive in this type of work environment and could imagine arriving at the workplace each day to be greeted by a mountain goat at the entrance to a world class animal and wildlife conservation facility, the Oregon Zoo may be a perfect workplace for you.
The responsibilities of this position include a variety of moderate-level tasks to support kitchen and restaurant/picnic/banquet operations, including 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.
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.
Culinary staff enjoy benefits like free admission to the zoo for you and your family as well as admission and parking at Metro parks like Blue Lake park. The zoo also participates in the Reciprocal Employee Attraction Pass, offering admission to 15 area attractions as well!
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 will be varied, so staff must be able to work multiple shifts including, days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
• 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 www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.