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Cook I

Date Posted: 02/28/2023
Department: Senior Center
Compensation: $23,778
Hours: Part-Time 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:00am-1:30pm

Deadline: 03/08/2023

Position Objectives

The senior center is seeking job applicants for one part-time position (32 Hours) in food service operations. Employee will prepare and serve food and are also involved in cleaning activities which facilitate good sanitation and food service. Work is performed under supervision by a higher-level food service employee and is reviewed regularly for successful completion of assignments.


Duties & Responsibilities

Employee job duties include preparing and cooking meats, vegetables and other food items using commercial kitchen equipment. Peels, washes, and cleans vegetables for kitchen use; prepares salads, slices pies, and performs similar tasks as assigned. Carries canned and fresh fruits, meats, and vegetables from the storeroom to the kitchen; transports breads, rolls, desserts, and other items to specified areas; transfers food items from cooking utensils to steam carts; and delivers cooked food to serving areas. Employee also takes temperatures on prepared food items to ensure food safety. Scrubs, scours, and washes cooking utensils and pans; cleans and mops kitchen; and cleans and organizes food storage areas. 

Desirable Training and Experience

Prefer job candidates with 2 years of experience in food service or related field.


Prospective employees should have:

Ability to learn food preparation and cleaning procedures.

Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor for extended periods of time.

Ability to maintain high standards of personal cleanliness and food sanitation.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and volunteers

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions as well as keeping some routine records.


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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