Iowa Lakes Community College

Job Description


This is a part-time afternoon/evening position, approximately 27.5 hours per week primarily during the school year (limited hours in the summer) located on the Estherville Campus. Primary responsibilities are to cook, plan, prepare and help serve main course meals for students, staff, and special events with occasional evenings and weekends. Work performed in a commercial kitchen environment. A sincere commitment to customer service is necessary.

Classification: Unclassified
Department: Food Service
Report to: Food Service Coordinator


Constant (67-100%)

  • Plan, prepare and cook for students, staff, and special events in a safe, sanitary, enjoyable manner.
  • Knowledge of measurement equivalents. Able to follow recipes for quantity cooking. Able to utilize ovens, fryers, roasters, grills, stoves, cutting utensils, grinders, mixers, blenders, etc.
  • Read menu to estimate food requirements for meals and ensure sufficient quantities are available. Assist with inventory control.
  • Serve high quality and nutritious meals.

Frequent (34-66%)

  • Ensure that tasks are completed in a safe and sanitary manner.

  • Clean cooking utensils, scrub floors, clean equipment or wash dishes and pans.
  • Serve food in cafeteria line as needed.

Occasional (10-33%)

  • Report equipment maintenance needs to supervisor.
  • Run cash register as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Be willing and able to represent the College in the most positive manner with students, staff, and the public.
  • Must be an enthusiastic and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions and to verbally issue directions.
  • Ability to coordinate other workers in a positive and effective manner.
  • Ability to use common tools/equipment in food service area: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, grills, blenders, mixers, food preparation utensils, cash register, and other common items.
  • Familiarity with sanitation and safety procedures common to food service areas and ability to implement same.


Light to medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally. Position involves standing most of the time but also includes: stooping, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, testing, smelling, pushing, pulling, carrying and repetitive motion frequently; and balancing, climbing, feeling fingering occasionally. Subject to cleaning detergents, odor, fumes, and inside conditions of heat and humidity. May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Ability to work in fast-paced environment.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalency required. Quantity cooking experience preferred.

Salary: $14.40 per hour + .35/hour shift differential after 5 p.m.

Fringe Benefits: Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee retirement plan.


The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Review of applications will begin immediately.


Beth Brown
Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator
712-362-0423 Ext: 4423 | bbrown@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus

Kathy Muller
Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Officer, Equity Coord.
712-362-0433 Ext: 4433 | kmuller@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus

Lynn Miller
Human Resources Specialist
712-362-0409 Ext: 4409 | lmmiller@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus

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