Food Service Assistant - Substitute (On Call)

Food Service Assistant - Substitute (On Call)
Benicia Unified School District
Date Posted:
Michelle Armijo
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Length of Work Year:
On Call / As Needed
Employment Type:
Part Time
Application Deadline:
$13.97/hour - Range 25 Classified 1096 Salary Schedule
Date Posted:
3/27/2018 Application Deadline:
Continuous Employment Type:
Part Time Length of Work Year:
On Call / As Needed Salary:
$13.97/hour - Range 25 Classified 1096 Salary Schedule Number Openings: (At time of posting)
5 Contact: Michelle Armijo Email: marmijo@beniciaunified.org Phone:
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print
Under supervision, to assist in the preparation of and serving foods and beverages; to maintain food service facilities in a clean and sanitary condition; and to do other related work as directed.
The Food Service Assistant class is the entry- and working-level class in the series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of routine food preparation, stocking, serving, sales and kitchen maintenance duties with guidance from a higher-level food service class. Positions in this class may be assigned to a satellite kitchen, a food production kitchen at a school site and/or the central kitchen. Incumbents may be assigned to substitute in a variety of positions.
The tasks listed in this section are representative of duties assigned to positions in this class. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the tasks assigned to positions in the class, and it is not expected that all of the tasks listed are necessarily assigned to all positions in the class.
Prepare or assist in the preparation of a variety of foods by performing tasks such as cleaning and chopping fruits and vegetables; assembling sandwiches and salads; mixing salad dressings, puddings and gelatins from standard recipes; opening cans; heating foods; panning foods; cutting prepared foods to serving sizes and preparing beverages; placing foods in ovens for heating and in warmers to maintain proper temperature before serving.
Assist in the preparation and cooking of main dishes and other items, as assigned.
Set up food line and serve daily menu courses to students.
Clean and store dishes, utensils, cafeteria equipment and food supplies; clean and sanitize work areas and dispose of refuse.
Collect money for food and beverages and make change; accept meal cards.
Prepare simple records of cash collected and food sold; assist in taking inventories.
Assure that appropriate quantities of food are set up in a timely manner for assigned serving station.
Work on food production and packaging lines performing repetitious food handling and equipment operation tasks.
Participate in District-mandated training and retraining programs.
Perform related work as assigned.
Knowledge of:
Basic methods, terminology, ingredients, equivalent measures and abbreviations used in food preparation.
Safe kitchen work practices.
Basic food handling, kitchen sanitation techniques, and personal hygiene related to food handling.
Basic methods of cleaning and maintaining food service areas, utensils and equipment.
Basic arithmetic.
Ability to:
Read and follow production sheets.
Add, subtract, multiply and divide three-digit numbers, use simple fractions to increase and decrease recipes and make change quickly and accurately.
Learn to operate specialized and automated large quantity food production equipment and appliances safely and quickly.
Maintain high standards of sanitation and hygiene.
Write to record counts and cash and to label foods.
Clean workstation and equipment.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities stated above, and the ability to perform the duties of the position. A typical qualifying entrance background is one year of routine food preparation and/or serving experience.
The Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment listed in this section are representative of, but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment which may be required of positions in this class. Benicia Unified School District encourages persons with disabilities who are interested in employment in this class and need reasonable accommodation of those disabilities to contact the Personnel Department for further information.
Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; to distinguish shades of color.
Hearing: (which may be corrected) to understand speech over a telephone; hear sounds which warn of potential danger; tolerate exposure to noisy conditions.
Speech: to speak with a level of proficiency to be understood in face-to-face communications, in noisy conditions, and over the telephone.
Upper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; twist and bend at torso; turn, raise, and lower head
Lower Body Mobility: to walk on even surfaces; bend at waist; stoop; stand for prolonged periods of 4 hours; climb stairs; and step over objects.
Strength: to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
Smell: to distinguish strong odors which may warn of equipment malfunction or danger.
Environmental Requirements: frequent and extreme changes in temperature; work performed in confined spaces; encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; exposure to harsh chemicals; high noise levels.
Mental Requirements: to read, write, understand, interpret and apply routine information; math skills at a basic level; exercise good judgement; give verbal and written instructions; respond to difficult or emergency situations; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures.
Requirements for Applying
Please review Job Description for qualifications
ApplicationResume or cover letter - with food service experience
Requirements for Applying
Please review Job Description for qualifications
ApplicationResume or cover letter - with food service experience
Fingerprint and TB Clearance will be required as conditions of employment Post offer pre employment Strength and Agility test required You will be contacted by phone if selected for an interviewThe BUSD does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, national origin, creed, arrest or conviction record, or any reason prohibited by State or Federal law. Employees of this District are required to comply with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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