Correctional Officer Cook (2) - Maine Correctional CenterCode: 5207 Pay Grade:16 $17.64-$22.26 per hourThis rate does not include $1/hr. institutional stipend but does not include applicable night or weekend shift differentialsOpen: 12/31/2020Close:1/15/2021CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATIONThe Department of Corrections is accepting applications for Correctional Officers assigned as Cooks at the Maine Correctional Center, Windham Maine. This position is open to current Maine DOC Correctional Officers who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside candidates.JOB DESCRIPTIONAs a Correctional Officer - Cook, your work will involve preparing and serving approximately 2200 meals per day. Responsibilities include monitoring security of assigned areas, instructing and training prisoners in kitchen sanitation and basic food preparation, serving food, and assisting the Correctional Cook Supervisor and Food Service Manager. This position requires exposure to chemical agents (OC Spray).KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY:Knowledge of prisoner motivation and psychology.Knowledge of problems associated with institutional life.Knowledge of prisoner rehabilitation and treatment programs.Knowledge of correctional institution rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.Ability to understand and follow instructions.Ability to interpret and enforce correctional center rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.Knowledge of large-scale meal preparation methods and techniques.Knowledge of food service sanitation practices.Knowledge of Serve Safe regulations.Ability to interpret and enforce correctional rules, policies, and procedures.Ability to cook, bake and serve meals.Ability to perform various strenuous duties such as climbing stairs and/or escorting unruly inmates.Ability to stand for long periods of time.Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.Ability to handle critical and stressful situations.Ability to communicate effectively.Ability to write clearly and effectively.Ability to read and perform basic math functions.Ability to observe situations and behavior in detail.Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.Ability to model appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals.Ability to utilize standard desktop computer technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, e-mail).MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from high school or equivalent.Some positions, based upon collateral duties/option, may require background education and/or experience in an appropriate field (e.g. food preparation; skilled trade/training experience; retail experience; supply room experience).In addition, two (2) years' experience in food preparation, serving and/or cleanup is required.LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTSAt time of hire: Valid Driver's LicensePrior to attaining Permanent Status: Maine State Driver's LicenseCompletion of the Basic Corrections Training Course (organized and funded by DOC upon hire - includes mandatory exposure to chemical agents)BENEFITSValue of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweeklyValue* of State-paid Health Insurance:Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $470.99 biweeklyLevel 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $447.44 biweeklyLevel 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $423.89 biweeklyLevel 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $400.34 biweekly*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 20.67%of pay.