Corrections Cook

Posted on November 8, 2021

The Colville Confederated Tribes Public Safety Division is recruiting for the following position located in

Nespelem, WA:

Corrections Cook


• High School Diploma or GED

• U.S. Citizen

• Must pass a background investigation

Basic Functions: Performs the day-to-day activities of the Colville Tribal Correctional Facility Dietary Department performing duties as a Cook with the preparation and serving of  meals on assigned shift and under the direction of the Food Service Manager, washing dishes, pots and pans, as well as the trays and setting up the drinks for the following meals. Is required to keep Dietary area clean and sanitary in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing the facility.


Education and Training: 

  • The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent AND (12) twelve to (18) eighteen months of experience in food service in an institutional, military, or large commercial kitchen
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ vehicle insurance and  maintain throughout employment
  • Must be a minimum age of 21 years;
  • Must pass a Tribal, State and Federal Background Check (a felony or assault/battery or domestic violence conviction may disqualify the applicant from employment);
  • Must pass a Polygraph Examination;
  • Must pass a drug test and maintain throughout employment;
  • Must be drug free throughout employment.

​​​​​​Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledgeable of the practices, methods, and equipment used in preparing, cooking, and serving food in large quantities;
  • Must have knowledge of behavior of persons in detention facilities;
  • Must have knowledge of sanitation methods in cleaning and caring of equipment;
  • Must have knowledge of storing and inventory methods of large quantities of food;
  • Must be knowledgeable of the common weights and measures of food proportion requirements;
  • Must be knowledgeable of  the federal, state and Tribal standards, guidelines and regulations governing this facility.
  • Must have knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of kitchen areas and equipment.
  • Requires the ability to speak and read the English language;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Prepare, cook, and coordinate cooking processes so that nutritional meals are prepared and served on time;
  • Guide and instruct inmates in semi-skilled food preparation, service, and cleaning tasks;
  • Read and understand recipes, labels, and instructions for food preparation;
  • Performs basic mathematical operations to determine and proportions of ingredients with a minimum of waste;
  • Cut, slice, and grind meat and poultry;
  • Follow oral and written directions;
  • Maintain personal cleanliness and neatness;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with officers;
  • Supervise inmates in assisting with the cooking and cleaning of the kitchen;
  • Orientate the inmates on post orders and kitchen rules and regulations.
  • Maintain effective security of kitchen equipment and utensils; prepare routine records and reports.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds;