Cook I

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Cook I

Bangor , Maine , United States | Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 16, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Opening Date: September 8, 2021

Closing Date: September 16, 2021

Job Class Code: 1231

Grade: 8

Salary: $15.66 – $19.40/hr**

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

**This is inclusive of a $1.00/hr direct care stipend.

Position Number: 03220-2671

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (“DDPC”) is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

Job duties:

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:(A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

Cooks soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and breakfast food in order to prepare resident meals.

Measures, washes, peels, cuts and shreds vegetables and cuts and trims meat in order to prepare food for cooking.

Washes, cleans, and maintains utensils, equipment, and kitchen in order to maintain established sanitary and cleanliness standards.

Prepares and serves special diet menus in order to provide residents with prescribed diet.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:(These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

Knowledge of materials, methods, utensils, and equipment used in food preparation.

Knowledge of kitchen safety and sanitation requirements.

Knowledge of food values and nutrition.

Ability to follow oral and written directions.

Ability to cook, bake, and serve meals.

Ability to clean and maintain kitchen area, utensils, and equipment.

Ability to stand for long periods in a high temperature environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Cook I One (1) year experience in large-scale institutional food preparation including serving and cleanup.


For additional information about this position please contact Josiah Bourque, Food Services Manager at 207-561-5513 or email To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at


Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

+ growth – build your career

+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself

+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working

+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs

+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support

+ paid holidays – twelve each year

+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments

+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska

+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC192003892

Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

Updated On: Sep 18, 2021