Part Time Kitchen Assistant

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The NASS Kitchen Assistant is responsible for assisting with the preparation, cooking, serving, cleanup, sanitizing and storing of food and utensils, dishes, etc. in an orderly manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or GED is preferred; must obtain diploma or GED within one year required.
• One (1) year of prior experience in food preparation, cooking in a food establishment required or a combination of education and experience.
• Physically able to handle large quantities of food, minimum of 50 pounds.
• Ability to read, decipher, and follow proper procedures and directions.
• Provide evidence of negative TB test.
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
• Ability to calculate quantities and revise recipes for larger or smaller food batches than the recipe calls for.
• Comply with the Mille Lacs Band Drug & Alcohol policy
• Comply with Federal Background Checks policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
1) a crime against a child;
2) an act of physical or sexual abuse;
3) neglect;
4) a felony;
5) the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs a variety of tasks involved in the preparation, cooking and serving of food.
• Assist with menu planning.
• Serve meals.
• Assist with monitoring and maintaining necessary food and cooking supplies.
• Bus dishes, clean and sanitize dining area after meals.
• Wash and store dishes, clean and sanitize kitchen area after meals.
• Maintain proper sanitation in the food preparation areas at all times.
• Report safety or sanitation issues to supervisor.
• Keeps records as needed.
• Ensure that diner’s needs are being met in a safe and dignified manner.
• Ensure all food is prepared, served, and stored in accordance with standard food preparation and service guidelines to ensure prevention of food borne illnesses.
• Ensure that each person on a special diet gets the correct meal.
• Keeps kitchen, serving area, storage and dining areas clean and orderly.
• Other duties related to the position, as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of insignificant stress levels due to workload.
• Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area. However, kitchen temperatures can become uncomfortable at times.
• May involve exposure to heat and humidity or hazards such as cuts and burns.
• Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
• Hours are typically 9:00-1:00, M-F, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Travel is not required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Human Resources Specialist
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320)532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com