Porter County Jail

Jail Employment Opportunities


Position:             Cook-kitchen staff member

Department:        Porter County Jail

Work Schedule:    Part-time (maximum 29 hours per week)

                            (hours may vary depending on shortages)

                            Scheduled hours include Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays

                            in addition to any scheduled shortages


Salary:                $12.50 per hour


General Duties:  Oversee the preparation of meals by inmate workers, monitor portion 

sizes, and follow prepared menus


Requirements:   High School diploma or equivalent

                        Ability to work weekends and holidays

                        Ability to work shifts starting at 5 A.M.

                        Must be willing to work with inmates

                        Must be able to follow prepared menus and guidelines

                        Prior kitchen experience is preferred

                        Must pass a Sheriff’s department background check


Applications available at The Porter County Sheriff's Department Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


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