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Food Service Worker

Company: Arkansas Department of Education
Location: Bryant
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Bryant School DistrictFood Service WorkerDepartment: Food ServiceJob Status: Part TimeFLSA Status: Non-ExemptReports To: Food Service ManagerGrade/Level: ClassifiedAmount of Travel Required: VariesJob Type: RegularPositions Supervised: NoneWork Schedule: 180-day contract. May also be a part-time position. Daily hours may vary and are based on individual contracts and the needs of each school.POSITION SUMMARYFood service workers are responsible, under the direction of the Cafeteria Manager, for the daily operation of cafeterias in schools throughout the district. They are responsible for preparing large quantities of food for students and staff and maintaining the safety and cleanliness of cafeteria and kitchen facilities in accordance with state health regulations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSReasonable Accommodations StatementTo accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential Functions Statement(s)* Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.* Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.* Clean and inspect kitchen equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.* Apportion and serve food to students according to USDA and state guidelines.* Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment.* Bake breads, rolls, and other pastries.* Monitor use of government food commodities to ensure that proper procedures are followed.* Prepare meals that are varied, nutritionally balanced, and appetizing, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.* Assist in clean-up duties.* Attend inservice training for food service employees.* Accurately post breakfast/lunch deposits to student meal accounts, as assigned.* Set up accounts for new students and delete accounts for students who have withdrawn from school, as assigned.* Maintain accurate meal plans in the computer system as instructed by the Food Service Office, as assigned.* Count money, run required reports and send to the Food Service Office, and take funds to the bank, as assigned.* Receive daily attendance information from school secretaries and make appropriate entries in the computer system, as assigned.* Report suspected bullying to building principal or designee as required by Arkansas law and district policies.* Report to the proper authorities any cases of suspected child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.* Adhere to all policies of the District.* Perform other duties as assigned by the Food Service Manager or Food Service Director.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSCompetency Statement(s)* Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.* Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.* Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.* Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.* Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.* Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.* Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.* Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.* Loyal - The trait of feeling a sense of duty to the employer.* Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.* Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.* Punctuality - Ability to report to work on time on a day-to-day basis.* Regular attendance - Exhibiting regular attendance in order to perform duties in a satisfactory manner.* Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.* Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.SKILLS & ABILITIESEducation: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): PreferredExperience: Experience as a cook in a cafeteria-type setting preferred.Computer Skills: Shall be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency with computers and programs associated with the position.Other Requirements:1. Successful completion of pre-employment background checks.2. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times around students and other staff members.PHYSICAL DEMANDSN (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)Physical DemandsStand CWalk CSit OManually Manipulate CReach Outward CReach Above Shoulder FClimb OCrawl NSquat or Kneel OBend OGrasp CSpeak FLift/Carry10 lbs or less C11-20 lbs C21-50 lbs F51-100 lbs OOver 100 lbs NPush/Pull12 lbs or less C13-25 lbs F26-40 lbs O41-100 lbs OOther Physical Requirements* Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)* Sense of Sound - Ability to carry on normal conversation.* Sense of Smell* Sense of Taste* Sense of Touch* Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Aprons, gloves, or other protective equipment as required for the job assignment.* Sense of BalanceWORK ENVIRONMENTMost work is performed in kitchen areas. Noise ranges from low to moderately high depending on whether meals are being served or not. Personnel may experience higher than normal working temperatures while in proximity to stoves, dishwashers, and other kitchen equipment.The Human Resources Department has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Bryant School District reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the District may deem appropriate.It is the policy of the Bryant School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

Keywords: Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock , Food Service Worker, Hospitality & Tourism , Bryant, Arkansas

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