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Job Title: Cook
Category: Full-Time
Status: Open
Position: Cook

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has a position open for a Cook at the Criminal Justice Center. This is a full time position that will be a forty (40) hour work week. The work is performed in a Jail setting and involves preparing and serving meals for the inmates housed at the Madison County Jail. The position will report directly to the Kitchen Manager.


• Prepares meals for inmate detainees in the county correctional facility.
• Work from a prepared menu with specific recipe to prepare Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
• Will prepare meals that meet various special dietary/religious or other needs that vary from the regular prepared menu.
• Supervise inmate workers in the preparation of meals.
• Supervise inmate workers in serving trays, not only insuring proper food items being served, but also proper portion sizes, special diet trays, and food quality/presentation.
• Supervise inmate workers cleaning the kitchen and kitchen equipment.
• Maintain kitchen records for meal counts and utensils log.
• Maintain kitchen equipment and the sanitary conditions in the kitchen.
• Maintain open communication with Kitchen Manager and Correctional Officers to insure uniformity, quality, and continuity.
• May receive orders of supplies from vendors.
• Insures that stock is rotated.
• Performs related duties as required or directed.


• Knowledge of materials and methods used in institutional or commercial food preparation.
• Knowledge regarding the care and use of kitchen equipment.
• Ability to supervise and work with inmate help.
• Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time in a closed, secure environment.
• Must have the ability to prepare pre-existing menus, according to recipe, at consistently high quality levels.
• Must have the ability to work varied shifts which will include weekends and holidays.
• Ability to follow basic security protocols, once trained.


• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Experience in volume cooking in an institution or commercial firm or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the above-described duties as determined by the Jail Administrator.
• Must pass an extensive background investigation.
• Must pass a drug screen.
• Must pass a Physical and Mental evaluation.

Applications can be picked up at the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at 546 E. College St., or at the Madison County Jail at 515 S. Liberty St. They may also be printed from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department website located at: All applications should be turned into Captain Tom Rudder at the Madison County Jail. Any questions should be directed to Capt. Rudder at 731-988-3056
Publication Date/Time:
7/8/2016 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled

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