Sonoma State University
Job Title: Food Service Worker II
Department Name: Culinary Services
Job ID: 104170
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $2,281 to $3,597 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $2,396 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link below or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis every Friday until the position is filled.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Under general supervision and direction, the Food Service Worker II will provide oversight to the Culinary program, leading and assisting in the preparation and serving of foods and beverages; cleaning and maintaining culinary equipment and working areas; determining the serving and portion control of food; leading and assisting in table setting, dining room preparation for meal service; maintaining and arranging dining and serving areas; cleaning up equipment, utensils and work areas; maintaining uniform food-handling practices and standards of safety and sanitation; overseeing the preparation of fruits and vegetables or other food items; ordering, receiving and overseeing storage and inventory; maintaining time and temperature logs and keeping records and making reports relevant to the operations. Individuals working in this classification will be responsible for maintaining the standards of the specific operations, as well as assisting with the ordering of products per specifications established by the Executive Chef, the Assistant Director, or other members of the Culinary Services Management team.
Duties in this classification will vary depending on the needs of the units. The duties typically performed by the Food Service Worker II include, but are not limited to, routine work such as: preparing coffee and other specialty beverages, preparing both hot and cold food products, setting up display cases, restocking condiment areas, maintaining dining and kitchen areas, addressing customer concerns, and balancing cash activity.
The Food Service Worker II will lead and assist in table setting and organizing as well as maintaining a uniform food-handling practices and standards of safety and sanitation: and will oversee the preparation of food items. The preparation of food is vital to this position. Duties for food preparation include, but are not limited to: sandwich production, salad production, entree production, including preparation of key components for entrees and the slicing of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. The Food Service Worker II will also arrange and restock condiment areas and food products.
This position is also responsible for overseeing the cleaning of kitchen areas. Including sweeping and mopping, wiping counters and shelves, maintaining the cleanliness of floors and drains, ensuring the proper functioning of all food service cleaning and sanitation equipment, and maintaining sanitation levels in accordance with CALCODE and making work orders as needed.
Position is also responsible for relieving staff by performing routine operations, such as preparing hot and cold food, pantry, running food items to events and service lines, and stocking and assisting in food related work in the kitchen.
The Food Service Worker II may provide work direction to Student Assistants, maintain Student Assistant uniform standards, approve Student Assistant substitution forms and help to address any cash or register issues as well as coordinate meetings on a regular basis with the Student Assistant staff. The Food Service Worker II must be prepared to help management address unforeseen student assistant staffing shortages by identifying solutions and reorganizing available student resources or calling in student assistants to cover established shifts.
S/he is responsible for ordering products from approved external vendors, as well as transferring products from internal operations per established guidelines. This position will maintain inventory transfers, as well as shrinkage for the venues assigned. Individuals assigned in this classification may also perform additional duties related to special events, these duties include setting up and breaking down buffet and dinner tables, performing duties as wait staff, performing duties in plated/buffet food assembly, and/or utility work.
This position also will include reviewing and adhering to Standard Operating Procedures to ensure practices are kept up to date according to opening and closing checklist. The Food Service Worker ll will be responsible for completing daily weekly and/or monthly shift reports and updating documentation.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Work primarily takes place in one of the various kitchens at the Student Center and/or one of the other Culinary Services facilities on the Sonoma State University campus. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors; work conditions include standing and moving for long periods of time in a hot kitchen. The work schedule for this position varies based upon the operational needs of University Culinary Services and will include morning, nights, and weekends, and may include working the University's commencement day which is regularly scheduled for one of the last Saturdays in May. Overtime may also be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. Position must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.
Requires equivalent to one year of experience performing the duties of a Food Service Worker I or the equivalent to two years of experience in the distribution and service of foods in large quantity that includes the cleaning and maintaining of equipment and work areas. Demonstrated ability to successfully perform the above duties and responsibilities. Requires a working knowledge of methods of cleaning and preparing foods for cooking and storing food: proper methods of arranging dining room furniture, setting tab1es, and serving meals; various types of food service utensils and equipment and their uses: methods of cleaning and maintaining food service areas, utensils, and equipment: sanitation and safety measures, food service areas: and operation and maintenance of various types of machinery used in pot washing, bake shop, and vegetable preparation.
The Food Service Worker II must possess and maintain food protection certification which has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Conference for Food Protection (CFP). This position requires the physical ability to frequently lift, carry, and transport objects averaging 50 pounds, stand and walk for long periods of time, regularly use hands, fingers, and arms as well as speak and hear.
Requires the ability to portion servings: follow directions; keep records and read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Requires the ability to operate in a professional, fast-paced environment: work as a member of a team while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all members of the campus community; identify and resolve standard problems; direct the work of a team of students; work effective both independently and as part of a team; be flexible and work in an environment with constant changes; and provide outstanding customer service to students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Requires a valid Driver's license.
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
Cover letter is optional. To submit, attach as first page of resume.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
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