Cook – Finishing Kitchen / Cook at a Regional Food Production Center or in a Central Food Production
Federal Public Service
Springhill (Nova Scotia)
53d ago

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    Work environment

    Provision of meals to offenders in an institution of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) receiving most of their menu items from a CSC Regional Food Production Centre (RFPC) and where limited food production on site is required; and

    Supervision and training of offenders in the area of Food Services to improve their employability skills and behaviours.

    Intent of the process

    A pool of partially / fully assessed candidates may be established through this selection process to staff positions with various tenures and language requirements across Canada.

    A local pool of qualified candidates may be established for acting appointments.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.

    Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


    A secondary school diploma or a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

    Professional culinary arts diploma or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience


    Knowledge of culinary methods and techniques including large quantity meal production

    Knowledge of workplace safety requirements, hygiene and sanitation practices

    Knowledge of safe lifting and carrying techniques


    Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations accurately

    Ability to communicate effectively orally

    Ability to communicate effectively in writing

    Ability to train, supervise and motivate workers

  • for GS-FOS-06
  • Ability to perform *conversions into weight and measurements accurately
  • Conversion of measurements from the Imperial system (weight, liquid, volume, area, length and degrees) and the metric system (weight, liquid, volume, area, length and degrees), and conversions between these two systems)

  • Ability to interpret a recipe and suggest adjustments in terms of ingredient quantities and required portions
  • Dependability

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


    Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) Program certification - Cook

    Possession of a valid recognized Safe Food Handling Program certification


    Experience working with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures

    Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)

    Experience in using different software programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) in a work context

    Experience as a team leader responsible for a team of employees

    Experience using a foods services information management software

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    for GS-FOS-05

  • Recent experience working as a short order and / or large quantity cook in a commercial or institutional setting
  • for GS-FOS-06

    Recent* and extensive experience working as a large quantity cook in an institutional or commercial setting

    3 years in the last 5 years)

    Note : The above experiences may have been obtained while serving as a member in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) .

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    Conditions of Employment :

    Willingness to work overtime on short notice

    Willingness to work shift work (evening, weekends, statutory holidays)

    Willingness to work with federally incarcerated offenders

    Other information

    We will only accept on-line applications received via the site

    You MUST use the ON-LINE application form. Please note that an e-mail is NOT considered an 'on-line' application for the purposes of this selection process.

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    Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

    Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

    A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage of the process.

    You will be required to provide proof of your educational credentials..

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    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .

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