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Chief Cook (Part-Time) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Parker Dam, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Chief Cook position requested at the Gene Pump Plant located at Parker Dam, CA. This position will provide cooking duties to support MWD staff and Board of Director Inspection Trips. Due to the nature of the work, scheduled hours may vary including weekend work during tour season (September to June).

As a Chief Cook you will be primarily responsible to ensure that kitchen operations for Metropolitan’s desert facilities function in an effective manner. This will involve preparing and cooking meals; overseeing other kitchen staff; purchasing items; maintaining inventory; ensuring all staff works in accordance with prevailing health and safety standards; and providing excellent customer service to the varied personnel that visit Metropolitan’s facilities.

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Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, completion of a culinary school and one year of relevant experience; or High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and two years experience involving cooking and food preparation in a cafeteria, banquet, catering, an institutional kitchen, or a restaurant.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

Certificate(s): Valid County of San Bernardino Certified Food Workers Card and a Food Protection Manager (Certification within 30 days of appointment).

70% Technical Skills and Knowledge including: Food Preparation; Menu Planning; Safety and Sanitation; Use of Kitchen Equipment and Utensils; Food Ordering and Inventory Control.
10% Customer Service
10% Ability to work Independently as well as in a Team Environment
5% Oral Communication Skills

5% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
100% Total

Work Hours are typically 03:00 - 11:00 am or 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday but may vary and include work on weekends as needed.


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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