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The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources is seeking a Cook to work in their Senior Centers!

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is routine work involving responsibility for preparing simple meals in a kitchen of the Office for Senior Resources. Supervision is exercised over assistants who are instructed as to proper procedure and whose work is closely checked at all times. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Plans meals and requisitions food daily;
  • Prepares soups and broths;
  • Cooks meats and vegetables;
  • Makes salads, pastries, and a variety of other foods;
  • Supervises the work of assistants in the preparation of food, and the cleaning of tables, kitchen utensils, stoves and kitchens;
  • Supervises the proper storing of food;
  • Daily transport of food and supplies to and from various department kitchens and sites;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) months of experience in the preparation of food on a moderately large scale.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: After appointment, successful completion of six (6) week required training period with incumbent Cook or other Office for Senior Resources employee, as directed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid, unrestricted appropriate level driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

TRAINEE NOTE: In the event enough qualified candidates with the appropriate experience cannot be recruited, a candidate lacking the six (6) months of required experience may be appointed as a trainee.


STARING SALARY:  $41,090.00 per year

SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday - Friday


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement system



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Office for Senior Resources
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
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Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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