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Food Services Utility Worker - Pool

at Jefferson County Public Schools

Posted: 11/14/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 51106
Keywords: food service, food

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Jeffco Public Schools Job posting 51106
1829 DENVER WEST DR BLDG 27, GOLDEN, Colorado, 80401Job posted as of May 02, 2018 until Until Filled

Jeffco Public Schools, a premier school district in Colorado, has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Our graduates have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, award-winning doctors, writers and musicians. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area, has 157 schools on 168 campuses and approximately 87,000 students.

Job Title
Food Services Utility Worker - Pool

District Name
Jeffco Public Schools
School/Department Name
Food and Nutrition Services
809 Quail St. Bldg #1, Lakewood, Colorado, 80215
Job Status
Hours Per Day
Position Start Date
Aug 14, 2018
Posted on
May 02, 2018
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description

This is a pooled position posting. There will be multiple positions available. This position works 170-180 days per year and starts at $12.15/hour. Salary is negotiable pending education and experience.

SUMMARY: Supports the District food service program by preparing and serving food, maintaining kitchens, assisting with opening and closing procedures, and/or delivering food throughout the District. Position acts as additional staff person and must be flexible and able to travel to and work at a variety of food service site operations including elementary, middle and senior high schools, and the Central Kitchen when needed. This position may act as a substitute prep manager or lead hourly worker for a satellite kitchen and may manage work flow but does not discipline or evaluate workers. If position is required to sub manage at one site for an extended period of time, position is paid in accordance with the JESPA Negotiated Agreement 9-4-3.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Read recipes and prepare food using approved school recipes and safe food handling procedures.

Depending on the specific assignment, perform opening; end of day procedures; inventory; stocking food product and Supplies; and food ordering duties in the absence of the site manager. Must be flexible and able to travel to other geographic areas within the District and supervise hourly worker's duties and the work flow of the operation in the site manager's absence.

Serve food to students, teachers, staff and community.

Clean and maintain safe and sanitary kitchen, including maintenance and care of kitchen equipment.

Foster a team environment by assisting co-workers with scheduled work demands.

Demonstrate quality customer service skills that include interacting positively with students, teachers, staff, parents and community.

Operate cash register and computer.

Label and prepare food for storage.

Perform other duties as assigned. Job responsibilities may include working as a delivery driver on a short or long term basis depending on department need, and supervising hourly worker's duties and the work flow of the operation in the site manager's absence.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required.

EXPERIENCE: 6 months to 2 years hourly worker experience in child nutrition food programs.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Basic math, writing, and communication skills. Operating knowledge of commercial slicer, dishwasher, ovens, and mixers at time of hire. Knowledge of good personal health/hygiene; safety; proper food handling, storage, and temperature; portion sizes; and food service regulations. Must pass basic math and recipe reading tests and pre-employment physical to be hired. Must have basic English reading skills.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: Requires the completion of on the job Hourly Worker Training, Managers Training and a valid Colorado Driver’s License and auto insurance at time of hire. Position acts as resource for food service staff and school personnel for food preparation, safety, sanitation regulations, and resolving customer service issues within the immediate work area. Frequently deals with confidential or controversial issues regarding the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: Position may periodically supervise hourly food service workers/substitutes/cashiers/volunteers, when filling in during site manager's absence. Position will not have disciplinary, evaluation or termination authority.

CONTACTS: Daily contact with persons in same unit/building to maintain relationships, students and the general public to provide a service, and parents to negotiate controversial and/or confidential matters. Monthly contact with persons in other departments/buildings to resolve problems or negotiate matters, vendors/suppliers to furnish or obtain information, and citizen/public organizations/agencies (Health Dept., Internal Auditors) to provide a service.

SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: High exposure to self to bruises due to typical kitchen accidents; heat burns due to steam tables, ovens, and dishwasher; fractured bones due to falls on wet floors; hernia due to lifting heavy objects; and disease due to contact with others. Medium exposure to self to cuts due to knife or slicers; chemical burns from bleach or ammonia. Low exposure to loss of limb due to kitchen equipment or traffic accident, and fatality due to traffic accident. Medium exposure to loss of limb; sight, disfigurement or fatality from the operation of automobile/delivery trucks between sites to self or the general public.

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, copy, coordinate, compute, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate. The employee is frequently required to instruct, and synthesize.

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Position is assigned to work at a designated home prep site. Depending on need throughout the area(s), the assigned Area Facilitator contacts them and gives verbal instructions on where the worker is needed each day. May be required to work at several different food service sites during a scheduled shift. Typical decisions would include looking at the menu and decide how to work in ways to efficiently prepare and stay within guidelines that must meet USDA reimbursable meals requirements. Must be able to work independently, consulting with manager or facilitator when needed. Decision making is guided by Health Department regulations, Federal Program requirements and procedures, District policies and department procedures. Typical decisions would involve collaboration with the Facilitator, manager and co-workers. Errors in decision making or following food preparation guidelines could impact student/staff/public health and/or public image of the District's food service program. This position requires application of position knowledge to determine most efficient means to complete assigned duties while meeting State, Federal District and department guidelines. Supervisor is occasionally involved in decisions.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require the ability to read, measure and adjust recipes, complete manager duties which include opening and end of day procedures. Must have knowledge of how to complete inventory, food ordering and payroll procedures within the immediate department. Since this position requires the person to work at different food service sites on a daily basis, use of their personal vehicle is required and they will be reimbursed the current District mileage rate and are paid for time spent for travel between food service sites.

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, disability.



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