Colorado State University Residential Dining Internal Posting: Production Cook, DS III in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Residential Dining Internal Posting: Production Cook, DS III

Classification Title Dining Services III

Posting Number 201800056P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 03/05/2018

Close Date 03/19/2018

Salary $2,143 - $2,596 monthly, compensation commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time Full-time

State Classified Hourly No

Overtime Eligible

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit


Serve Colorado State University Dining Services with loyalty, competence and professionalism and to expect the same from others; to maintain within our Institution the highest standards of service, quality products and food safety and to promote the same standards within the community by personal practice and example. Residential Dining Services sole purpose is to provide Colorado State University students, faculty/staff and the community with a quality food service program.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

Fully operational cook preparing/producing foods from an established preprinted menu and standardized recipes. Responsible for quality, quantity and appearance of foods prepared/served.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, candidates must

  • Be current employees of Residential Dining at CSU, and be certified at the Dining Services II level or higher.

  • Have two or more years of dining services experience in a commercial kitchen.


Preferred Qualifications

Highly sought applicants will have many of the following:

  • Work experience in a high-volume (500+ meals) food production operation and food safety certification such as ServSafe or HACCP.

  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated through a positive attitude, pro-active approach to work, ability to mentor and train others, and delegate tasks by identifying others strengths.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple activities/tasks with competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills necessary for building and maintaining successful work relationships.

  • Exemplary customer service skills and a desire to provide memorable customer service interactions with clients and customers.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Food Production Assistance


• Produce food items from preprinted menus using standardized recipes and methods to maintain high quality, nutritional standards, and safety & sanitation regulations. • Food items are produced by the ability to bake, roast, broil, steam, fry, grill, chop, measure, and mix ingredients, etc. by hand or using power operated equipment. • Monitor and restock service areas by assuring food product quality and availability.
• Record temperature control checks (HACCP). • Garnish foods in an attractive manner. • Pull/prepare and produce food items for further use. • Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 65

Job Duty Category Sanitation


• Clean and sanitize all production and service areas, machinery/equipment, dishes and utensils according to sanitation guidelines and schedules. Service and monitor equipment. • Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 18

Job Duty Category Food Inventory and Supply


• Properly handle food and supply items by storing, refrigerating, freezing or disposing following safety, sanitation, and operation guidelines. • Conduct inventory and orders by gathering data, past and present, to meet the need for future foods and supplies. • Assist and learn how to record and access customer counts, food preparation, production, inventory and all other information pertinent to Computrition Menu Management System. • Train hourly and other Classified employees to do the same.

Percentage Of Time 7

Job Duty Category Kitchen Operations


Open kitchen and turn on equipment by exercising safety, sanitation and security procedures. OR Close kitchen and shut down equipment by exercising safety, sanitation and security procedures.

Percentage Of Time 3

Job Duty Category Meeting Attendance and Other Duties


Attend assigned meetings and training sessions passing appropriate assessments as applicable (i.e. Dining, Departmental, Unit, ServSafe Manager Certification, Allergy Training, New Employee Training, etc.). Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 2

Job Duty Category Customer Service


Assure established rules and regulations are enforced and followed by colleagues and customers. Establish and nurture a positive relationship with customers.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.

  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Successfully complete the WorkSteps evaluation., Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare., Special Requirements/Other - Per CSU HDS food safety training policy, the incumbent must successfully pass the ServSafe certification exam within 6 months of hire date.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * During challenging times in the work place due to heavy workload, multiple high priority tasks, or highly detailed and complex responsibilities; how do you demonstrate a positive attitude? Please share a specific example.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please give a detailed example of a time at work when you were able to show your supervisor and co-workers that you are dependable. Be sure to describe the actions that you took to let others know they could count on you. How did your supervisors or co-workers treat you after they knew you were a dependable employee?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)