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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Kenora Jail
Job Term:
4 Temporary (irregularly scheduled on-call, up to 12 months)
Job Code:
C50214 - Cook 2 (COR)
$22.63 - $24.48 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a food service professional experienced in volume cooking and baking? If so, bring your culinary expertise to the Kenora Jail where you will prepare, cook, and assemble standard and special diet meals in a conventional institutional kitchen.

Please note:

• This position is on-call 0 to 40 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum amount of hours
• The Food Services Officer will be required to work shift work, weekends, and holidays
• The Kenora Jail is located at:1430 River Drive, Kenora (Please click on address link for a map of where the jail is located)
• This position requires working with and providing direction to inmate helpers (and will be eligible for an Custodial Responsibility Allowance)

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:
• Provide team leadership within the cooking operation for the correctional institution
• Provide direction and support to inmate helpers
• Prepare and assemble meals
• Maintain an inventory of supplies
• Ensure the safety and security of helpers, staff and equipment
• Maintain proper sanitary conditions in the kitchen area

How do I qualify?


• Possession of Journeyman Chef's Certificate as issued by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities or sufficient acceptable experience in volume cooking
• Valid First Aid and Heartsaver Certificate or the ability to obtain
• Ability to work shift work, weekends, and holidays

Food Services Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of and experience with general and volume cooking/baking methods and procedures
• You have experience with food preparation and storage procedures/methods
• You have knowledge of portion control standards
• You have experience preparing a variety of foods and restricted diets
• You know food safety practices and proper use of kitchen equipment
• You understand and can apply health and safety practices and standards (such as Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Public Health Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Sanitation Code for Canada's Food Industry, etc.)
• You are able to understand and follow organizational policies/protocols in order to acquire knowledge of institutional policies and maintain safety and security of kitchen

Communication and Team Leadership Skills

• You can provide instruction and direction to kitchen helpers and inmate helpers in cooking methods and kitchen cleanliness and appraise performance
• You have demonstrated tact and diplomacy to work with ministry staff, inmate helpers, and service providers to address issues
• You have written communication skills to prepare various reports

Other Essential Skills

• You have analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, assess, and resolve equipment/appliance malfunctions, supply shortage, sanitation and hygiene control, and food service issues
• You have basic computer skills to input, track and record data


This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after November 12, 2019. This posting may be extended but could close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

Additional Information:

  • 4 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 1430 River Dr, Kenora, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-CL-97137/16
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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