Food Service Worker (Cook I-II)

Food Service Worker (Cook I-II)

Corrections employees transform lives. Throughout the state, the dedicated professionals on our team work with Missourians in 20 prisons and 44 probation and parole districts to advance public safety. We facilitate job training, rehabilitation, treatment and education to equip Missourians involved in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. About 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. Our job is to help them be good neighbors.

To realize our mission of improving lives for safer communities, we need talented staff in all job types — corrections officers and probation & parole officers, teachers and counselors, cooks and maintenance workers, investigators and support staff.

Join a team that makes a difference.

Job Description :

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It’s a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they’re good neighbors.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Prepares any part of a major meal such as an entrée, vegetable, salad, or dessert
  • Assists in the preparation of meals by measuring ingredients/mixing/boiling/frying/monitoring cooking temperature
  • Prepares breakfasts on an independent basis by cooking eggs/meat/preparing cereals/coffee/similar item
  • Directs/assists lower-level employees/offenders/other helpers in the preparation and serving of foods, and the cleaning of utensils and work area
  • Receives direction from higher-level cooks who provide specific instruction and review and performs other related work as assigned

Qualifications :

One or more years of experience as a Food Service Helper with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System


Six or more months of commercial, industrial, or institutional cooking experience

(15 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in food preparation, Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Food Service Management, or a closely related area may substitute for the required experience)

All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.

Compensation and Benefits :

  • Missouri State Employee Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family)
  • Paid life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Cafeteria plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 10 hours annual leave per month
  • 10 hours sick leave per month
  • Uniforms provided when required
  • Pre-service and in-service training
  • Access to credit union
  • Direct deposit of paycheck (required)
  • Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives
  • MOST 529 College Savings Program

More Information :


  • Algoa Correctional Center-Jefferson City
  • Cremer Therapeutic Correctional Center-Fulton
  • Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center-Fulton
  • Jefferson City Correctional Center-Jefferson City
  • Ozark Correctional Center-Ozark
  • South Central Correctional Center-Licking
  • Tipton Correctional Center-Tipton
  • Kansas City Reentry Center-Kansas City
  • Moberly Correctional Center-Moberly
  • Maryville Treatment Center-Maryville
  • Western Missouri Correctional Center-Cameron
  • Western Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center-St. Joseph
  • Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center-Bonne Terre
  • Farmington Correctional Center-Farmington
  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center-Pacific
  • Potosi Correctional Center-Potosi
  • Southeast Correctional Center-Charleston
  • Boonville Correctional Center-Boonville
  • Chillicothe Correctional Center-Chillicothe
  • Northeast Correctional Center-Bowling Green
  • Women’s Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center-Vandalia

How to Apply :

The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.

If you have questions about this position please contact:

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Company Info

: Statewide (MO)

: $26k - $29k

Job Location

Corrections Department 2729 Plaza Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

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