Job Alert for Jail Cook - Sheriff’s Office
Job Alert - Jail Cook - Sheriff’s Office - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

To view the full Job Announcement and apply for the position, visit the Washoe County Job Listings Page

Jail Cook - Sheriff’s Office

Annual Salary: $45,011 - $58,531

Deadline for Applying: Until Further Notice

Position Information

Under supervision, coordinates the preparation of nutritional meals; prepares, cooks, and dispensed food for inmates of the Washoe County Detention Center, has responsibility for security, sanitation, and maintenance of the kitchen and equipment; direct the activities of inmate workers assigned as kitchen help; and performs related duties as required.

This is an Open Competitive / Countywide promotional recruitment being conducted to create a list for future vacancies at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility.  See Conditions of Employment below for information regarding eligibility requirement.

For more information on this position, please see the Job Specification at

Minimum Qualifications 

Two years of full-time experience in institutional cooking, OR an equivalent combination of related training and experience.

License or Certificate

  • ServSafe Certification required at time of appointment.

For full details of this recruitment that may include: ideal candidate criteria, conditions of employment and the examination information (i.e.: date of exam, areas covered in the exam), refer to the Job Announcement listed on the Washoe County Job Listings page.


Contact Julie Paholke, the HR Analyst, at 775-328-6383 or

HR Front Desk phone: 775-328-2081 fax: 775-328-6119

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