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Date:  Mar 30, 2024
Req ID:  37875

Paris, AR, US, 72855

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $31,892

Position Number: 22143417 
County: Logan 
Posting End Date: Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $31,892 

Mount Magazine State Park 

Lodge Cook

Position #:           22143417

Salary:                   $31,892

Grade:                  GS03

Requisition:        37875

Location:              Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR


Closing date:      Until Filled


This position prepares orders from a menu for individuals and groups, prepares buffets, and assists with ordering supplies. Other duties include monitoring food preparation and storage for quality, temperature, portion control and appearance, as well as taking an inventory of supplies, checking deliveries, and assisting with the cleanup and daily maintenance of the kitchen area. Applicants must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends and some holidays.


Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year of experience in restaurant or institutional cooking or a related field. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the qualifications review committee.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online ONLY:


The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: S059C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Lodge Cook is responsible for inspecting and preparing food supplies for public consumption, employee training and supervision, inventory and cost control measures, and maintaining and cleaning equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Cooks and prepares food to order, as well as banquet and specialty items, and monitors time and temperature of prepared foods to ensure safety standards. Sets up salad bars or buffet serving lines. Cleans and sanitizes appliances, food prep areas, floors, and utensils. Interacts with visitors, handles or relays complaints to managers, and assists visitors with special needs. Provides shift supervision of skilled and unskilled food service workers, including training and scheduling. Assists with budget and menu planning and inventories of restaurant supplies.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of appropriate use and sanitation of food service equipment, facilities and materials. Knowledge of food preparation techniques, laws, regulations, or standards governing food preparation and storage. Ability to train employees in a multitude of job tasks related to food service or kitchen sanitation. Ability to clean and maintain a variety of food preparation appliances and tools. Ability to manage time, materials, and food service workers in a commercial kitchen.

Minimum Qualifications

The educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year experience in restaurant or institutional cooking or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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