Sheriff's Correctional Cook I/II

  • Monterey County Sheriff's Department
  • 1414 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906
Full Time Government Skilled Labor OTHER

Job Description

SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONAL COOK I        $3,253 - $4,443 Per Month

                                SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONAL COOK II       $3,595 - $4,909 Per Month                                                                                                


FINAL FILING DATE:  CONTINUOUS                                                                         Exam #20/70K92/03AMO

PRIORITY SCREENING DATE:   April 17, 2020.  Applications received after April 17th, will be screened on a monthly basis.

The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.

Sheriff’s Correctional Cooks are assigned to the Corrections Operations Bureau and works within a 24-hour, 7-day weekly schedule. This position supervises and instructs inmates in the preparation of a wide variety of meals for approximately 875 inmates housed in the Corrections Facility. Sheriff’s Correctional Cooks are also responsible for observing and controlling the movement of inmates in restricted areas and assures sharp edged objects and food items are not removed from the kitchen area.

Candidates will be considered at both the Sheriff’s Correctional Cook I and II levels. Candidates appointed to the Sheriff’s Correctional Cook I level may be promoted to the Sheriff’s Correctional Cook II level subject to meeting the employment standards for the higher job class and receiving a recommendation for promotion by the appointing authority. 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill future vacancies as they arise.

Application and Selection Procedures:

Apply On-Line at:

Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office

Attn:  Human Resources

1414 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA  93906

Phone: (831) 755-3744 or 755-3702          Fax: (831) 755-3828

 The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions 

For a guaranteed review, all required application materials must be received by April 17, 2020.  Applications received after April 17th, will be screened on a monthly basis.  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.  All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.  


Food Services

Education Requirements



Cook I - $3,253 - $4,443; Cook II - $3,595 - $4,909 per month

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