POSITION #8150: NUTRITION SERVICES COOK
POSTING DATES: 9/5/2018 - 9/12/2018 (or until filled)
LOCATION: Southridge High School
HOURS: 6.25 hours/day (5:15am-noon), 180 days/year
The job of the cook provides for the nutrition services of students at the assigned site and must meet the mandated nutritional needs of students. The position requires cooking and preparing large quantities of food items for all Nutrition Services programs including but not limited to Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Suppers that meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel; verifying quantities and specifications of orders; maintaining facilities in a sanitary condition; ensuring availability of quantities of items; providing written support to convey information; and complying with mandated health requirements.
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Skills commensurate with job requirements as evidenced by some or all of the following:
passing basic skills test based on the requirements of the position
employment history in similar position(s)
references indicating satisfactory skills and abilities in similar position
successful completion of training or certification programs related to position. (This could include, but is not limited to, one of the following: High School Diploma, GED, AA, BA, etc.)
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to meet the Physical Demands of the position.
Must possess or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers permit.
Must pass a background check, which includes employee paid fingerprinting.
Completion of Safe Schools Web Based Training within 30 days of hire and yearly thereafter.
Must uphold board policies and follow administrative procedures.
Must take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Must maintain Food Handlers permit.
Must attend in-service trainings, menu meetings and other meetings as required, as well as attend any training as directed by management.
Evidence of ability to assess and correct issues involving safety.
Evidence of ability to establish and maintain a tactful, cooperative and effective relationship with students, parents, staff, fellow employees and management.
Evidence of ability to approach assigned work in a professional manner, working toward the common goal of teamwork, pride in service delivery and continuous improvement
Must demonstrate sufficient command of the English language to communicate verbally and in writing with students, parents, district staff members and other concerned people regarding all aspects of their job related activities.
Must be able to use basic computer programs to maintain records, enter timecard information and read and respond to email.
Prior job related experience (3 years minimum) in food preparation, serving and basic kitchen activities.
Skills to perform basic arithmetic calculations, maintain inventory control, use standard office equipment including computer, and communicate effectively.
Knowledge of modern methods of food preparation, health codes and sanitation principles, nutritional requirements and the National School Lunch Program
Positive evaluations and recommendations that support character and work ethic.
Excellent attendance, punctuality, dependability, self-disciplined, and a self-starter.
Completion of Serv-Safe Certificate program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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 essential functions.
Cleans utensils, equipment, and the storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions.
Cooks prepared food for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and mandated nutritional requirements.
Estimates food preparation amounts for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste.
Implements menu plan for the purpose of meeting students' mandated daily nutritional requirements.
Inspects one or more items of food and/or supplies for the purpose of verifying temperature, quality, quantity and specifications of orders and/or to complying with mandated health requirements.
Prepares documentation for the purpose of providing written support for menu production, inventory and quality control records (HACCP).
Prepares food and beverage items for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and projected meal requirements.
Reports equipment malfunctions for the purpose of maintaining equipment in safe working order.
Responds to inquiries of students, staff, and/or the public for the purpose of providing information and/or direction regarding food items.
Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.
Orders and stocks food, condiments and supplies for the purpose of maintaining adequate quantities and security of items.
Communicates in an effective manner with supervisor(s) concerning customer service, food quality, food prep/cooking for the purpose of providing information regarding mandated nutritional requirements.
Directs students as assigned for the purpose of assisting individuals to perform their functions in a safe and efficient manner, maximizing the efficiency of the work force.
May be required to cashier for short periods of time when needed.
Performs all duties of the position within the scope of Kennewick School District policies and procedures.
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent 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.
Mobility: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, push or pull up to 50 lbs, sit, kneel and crouch, twist and bend, use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arm.
Sense: The employee is required to talk/hear conversations and other sounds. The employee must be able to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. The employee is required to taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Lifting: The employee must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds; must also be able to lift overhead. The employee may be required to physically move quickly in an emergency or while performing student supervision duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Kennewick School District's Non-Discrimination Policy
The Kennewick School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights & Equity: Douglas Christensen- (509) 222-5010 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section 504, Title IX Jack Anderson- (509) 222-5004 (email@example.com)
This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in all education programs and/or extra-curricular school activities in the Kennewick School District.
Applicants: Inquiries regarding compliance procedures or requests for reasonable accommodation may be directed to the School District's Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources or the Classified Human Resources Manager.
Doug Christensen, Asst. Supt of Human Resources
Betsy Dickinson, Classified Human Resources Manager
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