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Food Service Assistant II - (Child Development Center)

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Food Service Assistant II - (Child Development Center)
Position Number: 02150
Posting Date 08/02/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 08/16/2017
Open Until Filled No
Position Type: Classified
Work Week 40 hrs per week, 11.5 months
Minimum Salary: $2,041.92 per month
Maximum Salary: $2,885.17 per month (maximum entry $2,041.92 per month)

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College
Location BC-Main Campus
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, prepare and serve hot and cold menu items to students and staff at an assigned campus; maintain the kitchen and food service areas in a safe, clean and
orderly condition.

The Food Service Assistant II classification performs more responsible and varied food service preparation and service activities in addition to performing cashiering duties. The Food Service Assistant III classification performs cashiering and cash management duties in addition to performing responsible food service preparation and service activities. Incumbents serve as leads, training and assigning work to students assistants and staff. The Food Service Assistant I
classification performs routine food service activities at an assigned site. Incumbents prepare and serve food from a snack cart and perform basic cashiering duties.

Prepare and serve hot and cold menu items to students and staff at an assigned school; observe quality and quantity of food served according to established procedures; assure proper temperature of foods; assure compliance with safety and sanitation regulations.

Prepare hot and cold beverages including coffee, tea and juice; prepare frozen foods from freezer; fry and serve frozen foods including burritos, fires and onion rings; cut carrots, celery and other vegetables as required.

Prepare and assemble sandwiches, meats, fruit, vegetables, dressings, salads and other food items as assigned; set-up, count, stock and serve milk; check expiration dates and discard containers as needed; monitor temperature of freezers and refrigerators.

Clean serving counters, tables, chairs, food containers and other food service equipment and areas; assist with washing and drying dishes and utensils as needed.

Perform general cleaning duties such as mopping, sweeping, emptying trash receptacles, monitor and replenish stock levels of condiments, utensils and dishes; set up staff dining area.

Estimate food and supplies needed for operation; stock food supplies according to established procedures; assist with the storage of food supplies and leftover items; assist with periodic inventories as assigned; maintain related records.

Operate a variety of equipment and machines used in a school cafeteria; operate a cash register; perform cashiering duties; maintain records of meals and beverages served and monies collected.

Train new food service employees and
student workers as assigned.

Assist with food preparation and service at special events as assigned.

Answer phones; take and relay messages to staff as appropriate.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to:

Graduation from high school AND one year experience in the operation of preparing and/or serving food.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Sanitation practices related to preparing, handling and serving food.
  • Math and cashiering skills.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation of food service equipment and a cash register.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety in a cafeteria.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles of training and providing work direction.
  • Storage and rotation of perishable food.
  • Nutritional requirements of school-aged children.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Operate food service equipment safely and efficiently.
    • Maintain food service equipment and areas in a clean and sanitary condition.
    • Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations.
    • Prepare appetizing and nutritionally balanced meals.
    • Prepare and bake various bakery items such as bread, rolls, buns, cakes and cookies.
    • Assure that food items are prepared, served and stored properly.
    • Follow, adjust and extend recipes.
    • Operate a cash register and make change accurately.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Train and provide work direction to others.
    • Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
    • Assign and review the work of others.
Salary Grade 29.5
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on August 16, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts