Cook- County of Penobscot


Job Title:  Full-Time & Part-Time Cook

Hours:  Full & Part-Time 

Department:  Sheriff’s Office – Corrections

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt (hourly)

Date: April 15, 2022

Pay Scale: $16.91-$20.36


POSTING DATE:  April 15, 2022


CLOSING DATE:  April 29, 2022



Applications can be found at: or the Human Relations department located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building, 97 Hammond Street, Bangor

Completed application must be submitted to: 

Penobscot County

Attn:  Human Relations

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME  04401


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Kitchen Supervisor this position prepares, bakes and cooks food for the Penobscot County Jail; maintains food inventory and storage; maintains sanitary working conditions; provides direction to institution workers. The Part Time position will work most Saturdays and help fill vacancies as needed. The Full Time position is scheduled Sunday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Supervises and conducts food preparation
  • Monitors Trustees in the kitchen sanitation process
  • Monitors food temperatures and portion control
  • Follows standard recipes
  • Uses correct diets (i.e. calorie count) and record them accordingly
  • Follows instructions from Cook supervisor
  • Maintain a clean/safe environment for self as well as other co-workers by following Federal and State procedures.


Knowledge/Skills/Experience required:

High School diploma or equivalent required, successfully pass pre-employment background checks to include personal, criminal, and motor vehicle and valid driver’s license. Cooking experience with knowledge of commercial sized kitchen equipment, sanitation practices, special diet certifications and institutional food preparation techniques preferred. Ability to work in a team setting with commitment to high level of customer service is required. Corrections certification is preferred.


Penobscot County is an EEOC employer

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