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General Statement of Duties:

Prepares and cooks a wide variety of foods and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

This is routine work involving the responsibility for the efficient, economic, and palatable cooking of a wide variety of foods. Work is performed under the supervision of the Food Service Supervisor. Supervision may be exercised over the work of the Food Service Helper.

Examples of Work:

Prepares and cooks foods using approved scientific methods for the preparation and cooking of quantity recipes.

Cleans area used in food preparation.

Stores food and supplies.

May assist in serving of food.

Performs such additional duties as may be assigned to him/her.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good knowledge of the modern methods of large scale cooking and baking, good knowledge of the use and care of kitchen equipment and utensils, good knowledge of cleaning materials and sanitation procedures, ability to plan work efficiently for the economic use of food supplies and equipment, ability to follow written and oral instructions and to use quantity recipes, and good physical condition.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Per Civil Service.

BUS DRIVER (two positions)

This is a part-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Successful candidate must hold a valid CDL Certificate License and be available during the hours of 6:30-9:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, when school is in session.  Reimbursement for School Bus Driver Training will be considered.  Benefit package and fingerprinting provided by District.


  • CLEANER (morning and/or afternoon)  Performs routine building cleaning, laundry tasks, and semi-skilled maintenance tasks; does related work as required.  This is manual work of a routine nature requiring efficient performance of cleaning, laundry, and semi-skilled maintenance operations for school buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Individual has to have the ability to work independently.
  • BUS MONITOR (morning and/or afternoon)  The position helps the bus driver by assisting in the supervision of transported pupils.  This is work of ordinary difficulty involving responsibility for assisting bus drivers by performing assigned routine tasks including the supervision and care of transported students.
  • FOOD SERVICE WORKER.  The position is routine work involving the preparation and serving of food on a moderately large scale and the cleaning of kitchen equipment. Some lifting is required. Candidate must be available during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, when school is in session.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and district application to:

Amy Kukenberger, Business Administrator
Cooperstown Central School
39 Linden Avenue
Cooperstown, NY 13326

For questions call 607.547.5364. Applications may be obtained on this webpage, or in any of the District Offices.

Deadline for all applications: Open

    Individuals wishing to apply as a substitute see information at bottom of this page.

    Various substitute opportunities

    All substitute positions are on an as-needed basis. The pay rates are equal to the NYS minimum wage as set forth in the Minimum Wage Act (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) of $10.40 per hour through December 31, 2018 for the following hourly positions:

    • Bus Monitor
    • Custodian
    • Cook
    • Food Service Worker
    • Secretary
    • School Monitor
    • Teacher Aide

    Other Substitute Positions:

    • Bus Drivers – $26 per trip
    • Licensed Teaching Assistant – $11.24 per hour or $73.12/day
    • School Nurse – $80 per day; must have an NYS Registered Nurse License.
    • Teacher – $100 per day (retired teacher)
    • Teacher – $90 per day (certified)
    • Teacher – $75 per day (non-certified)
    • Teacher (Daily Long-term) – $125 per day (certified)
    • Teacher (Daily Long-term) – $75 per day (non-certified)

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and district application to:

    William Crankshaw, Superintendent
    Cooperstown Central School
    39 Linden Avenue
    Cooperstown, NY 13326