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Instructional Assistant/Culinary Arts (Cooking) **Temporary Position**

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.


1. Required documents may include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.

Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.

(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university   institutions prior to the final interview.)

Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s) (non-U.S. degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications for this position will only be accepted through the online process.
3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Skype or phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.

Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:

Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.

Agency Shop Requirement:  This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, which includes an agency shop provision.  This provision requires that, as a condition of employment, a new employee must either become a member of the union or pay a service fee to the union.

Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.

We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Posting Details

College Information

Peralta/College Information

District Office

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.

Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.

The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.

Benefits Information

Part-time, temporary, non-academic employees are enrolled in a deferred compensation plan known as APPLE (Accumulation Program for Part-time and Limited-service Employees). Employees must make a 3.75% contribution each pay period, which is matched by a 3.75% contribution by the District.

Position Information

Job Title Instructional Assistant/Culinary Arts (Cooking) **Temporary Position**
Compensation $15.26/hr - $18.48/hr
Position Type Classified
Department Vocational Technology (552)
Job Description Summary

Under general supervision of the Dean, performs para-professional work to provide classroom instructors and other academic personnel in the performance of their work and in instructional tasks in the Culinary Arts/Cooking Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Assists Culinary Arts (Cooking) Instructors in coordinating classes and developing instructional materials and preparing labs; assists instructors with menu planning.

• Assists and works with individuals and in small groups of students.

• Explains concepts, principles and terminology to students as needed.

• Prepares and maintains demonstrations and experiments.

• Assembles instructional materials according to prescribed guidelines.

• Instructs in procedures and use and upkeep of equipment.

• Inventories, orders, develops stock, and distributes instructional materials.

• Answers students’ questions and clarifies instructional materials and assignments.

• Maintains student attendance and performance records.

• Confers with instructor on student progress, class procedures, and instructional methods.

• Labels, and stores foodstuffs.

• Follows correct procedures to both demonstrate and use safe and sanitary food handling procedures.

• Maintains food service areas in accordance with applicable health and safety standards.

• Demonstrates proper techniques and helps students to master basic culinary skills including safe maintenance and use of tools, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, and safety and sanitation practices and procedures.

• May select and assign student assistants.

• Practices proper daily cleaning of work areas, tools, equipment, and materials.

• May use computer to prepare archive and retrieve recipes, input lesson plans, and use spread sheets to document attendance and performance reports.

• May assist with scoring test papers and special assignments.

• May perform a variety of clerical duties.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Successful completion of two years of college in Culinary Arts (Cooking); or an equivalent combination of training and qualifying experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the position.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use appropriate safety and sanitation practices.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of proper English usage, both oral and written.

4. Ability to train students, develop and explain work assignments.

5. Knowledge of baking, proper use of baking equipment, and safe and sanitary food handling.

6. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Certificate of Completion in Culinary Arts (Cooking) from a regionally accredited institution.
• Current ServSafe Certification.
• Two (2) years of industry experience in Culinary Arts(Cooking).
• Ability to order, receive, and issue supplies, materials, and equipment.
• Ability to maintain records.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with faculty, students, and staff.
• Ability to participate in work projects as a team member.
• Ability to train student personnel.
• Strong customer service skills.

Environmental Demands

• Occasional work performed alone
• Constant work around and with other people

Other Requirements

* occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
* occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
* occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
* occasional twisting of body
* occasional use of manual dexterity
* occasional use of tactile acuity
* occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
* frequent work at a rapid pace
* frequent reaching, high, low, and level
* frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
* frequent visual acuity for reading
* constant sitting
* constant use of clear oral communication
• flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands

Tools & Equipment Used

* computer
* Facsimile machine
* Copier
* Printer
* standard office machines and equipment

Application Deadline Date Ongoing
Open Date 06/27/2013

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
  4. Cover Letter