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Cook I

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Cook I - 7061
Pay Grade 204
Entry Hourly Rate 13.47
Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 80022M
Position Title Cook I
Advertised Employing Department ISU Dining
Work Unit Seasons Marketplace
Base of Employment H - Merit (paid semi-monthly)
Appointment Type Merit Permanent
Pay Frequency Semi-monthly
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Shift 1st
Work Schedule

Work Hours are a two week rotation as follows:

Week 1: Sunday 1 pm – 9:30 pm, Monday 12 pm – 8:30 pm, Tuesday OFF, Wednesday – Thursday 12 pm – 8:30 pm, Friday 1 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday OFF;

Week 2: Sunday OFF, Monday – Wednesday 12 pm – 8:30 pm, Thursday OFF, Friday – Saturday 1 pm – 9:30 pm

Number of Hours per Week 40
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University Dining is seeking applications for a Cook I in Seasons Marketplace. This position prepares recipes and serves food in a display cooking environment with predetermined standards of quality and quantity. The cook assists with directing the activities of student employees.

The duties of this position requires the ability to lift/push/pull cases of food and bags of produce weighing up to 50 pounds; stand the entire work time excluding breaks; work cooperatively as a team member in a team-oriented environment; train and work cooperatively with student staff; serve students, faculty, staff and university guests in a hospitable, customer-oriented manner; and perform basic math skills in order to complete such tasks as converting pounds and ounces to their decimal equivalents, calculating the number of portions prepared and served for record-keeping and estimating quantities of ingredients needed for recipe preparation.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

Ability to read, write and follow instructions.

Special Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

Food service experience

Customer service experience

Cooking experience

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

ISU Dining will set the employment dates for this position on an annual basis based on the university calendar and the needs of the unit. Employees will receive their employment dates for the upcoming fiscal year at a minimum of three months in advance. Non-employment dates may be scheduled at any time during the year; however, typically they surround academic break periods and summer sessions.

Department Contact Name Jason Fugere
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/18/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

ServSafe Certification

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe any previous food service experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your customer service experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe any previous cooking experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you currently ServSafe certified?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents