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Child Development Center Food Coordinator

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Child Development Center Food Coordinator
Position Number: 01872
Posting Date 09/06/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 09/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week 20 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $1,515.62 per month
Maximum Salary: $2,141.53 per month ($1,515.62 maximum entry)

Prorated sick leave.

This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; oversee and instruct staff in proper food preparation and shipment methods; coordinate food and related supply purchases; assure compliance with State and federal regulations

Representative Duties:

Plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; monitor and evaluate food services for compliance with State and federal regulations; recommend and implement procedural modifications

Maintain food quality standards including appearance and sanitation regulations; prepare food menus, revise, update and adjust menus as necessary; create and test new recipes; oversee and instruct cooks in food preparation and shipment methods; prepare meals in the absence of the head cook

Prepare a variety of reports, forms, newsletters and program-related correspondence; complete a variety of governmental forms as required; interpret and implement changes to government reporting procedures

Estimate and cost food products needed for operation; communicate with vendors to collect and compare food and supply prices; audit and maintain billing records

Order, receive, inspect, verify and accept deliveries of food and supplies; monitor and inventory food products according to established procedures; rotate and dispose of unusable leftovers; utilized proper methods of storing foods

Assure proper cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and supplies; monitor the serving of meals to children

Maintain a variety of files and paperwork including expenditure statements, summaries for State and federal reimbursement of funds, food transport records and menu production records

Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training and orientations; work with employees to improve work performance; monitor and record attendance; provide in-service workshops relative to the assigned program

Answer phones and respond to inquiries; serve as a reference source to faculty regarding the Child Care Food Program

Attend and participate in a variety of meetings; conduct presentations to parenting classes regarding the Child Care Food Program

Operate a variety of kitchen equipment and machines used in a school cafeteria

Drive a vehicle to childcare centers; maintain mileage records

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Any Combination Equivalent to:

Graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training in food services production, nutrition or a related field AND three years of increasingly responsible food services experience

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage

Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food

Menu planning techniques including food values, combinations and substitutions

Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies

Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities

Storage and rotation of perishable food

Operation of standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements

Health and safety regulations

Nutritional requirements of school-aged children

Record-keeping and report preparation techniques

Budgeting procedures and techniques

Operation of standard office equipment including a computer

Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping

Principles of training and supervision

Oral and written communication skills

Inventory methods and practices

Ability to:

Plan and prepare a variety of nutritional foods in quantity

Develop menus in accordance with nutritional requirements and budget limitations

Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions

Determine accurate amounts of food portions and supplies to be ordered

Prepare and administer a budget

Create and adjust recipes to fit the needs of the Child Care Food Center

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Train and supervise others

Assign and review the work of others

Observe health and safety regulations

Operate a computer terminal

Meet schedules and time lines

Work independently with little direction

Maintain records and prepare reports

Salary Grade 37.5
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 September 26, 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
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document (2)
  3. Other Document (3)