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2017-18 Candidate Pool - Food Service Assistant

Date: Oct 13, 2017

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: 2017-18 Candidate Pool - Food Service Assistant and Requisition ID number: 39741

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Food Service(27)

Functional Area: Food Service

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


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SUMMARY

Under general supervision, completes a variety of tasks in the Food Service Department (FSD) Nutrition Center or MPS school kitchen; prepares and serves food, cleans work areas and equipment, operates a cash register/service terminal, and prepares and transports bulk food and supplies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists the Food Service Department (FSD) staff with basic food preparation, proper food storage, and maintaining the cleanliness of the food service, dining and storage areas.
  • Performs work within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Cleans and maintains orderly, safe and sanitary conditions in FSD facility; cleans dishes, kitchen utensils and equipment; cleans tables, chairs, floors and surfaces.
  • Receives, transports and stores food according to sanitary handling standards; scoops bulk foods into containers, makes and wraps food portions, packages food orders.
  • Prepares the dining area for meal time; prepares and serves meals as directed.
  • Counts products received and shipped; verifies that the quantity, quality and type of products match the daily summaries and work orders; provides accurate and timely numbers for production and inventory.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; some food handling experience is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation, distribution and storage.
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

Skill in:

  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns and cuts; frequent lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50 pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; may require working in a walk-in freezer.

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Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Food Service


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