Post Date:  Jul 2, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.


Job Title: Candidate Pool - (SY 2024-2025), Food Service Assistant  and Requisition ID number: 101538

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079) 

Site:  Citywide School Support (0002) 

FTE Varies; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full-time

Union:  Food Service(27) 

Functional Area:  Food Service 


A resume and cover letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



**Please note, the Culinary & Wellness Services Dept. schedules its interviews.  Be sure to ask the hiring manager about the locations available along with the number of hours per week.  All positions will begin August 12, 2024.** 


**Salary is $17.66 (AFDSV2 Step3) - $19.66 (AFDSV2 Step7)**



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 the 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 the 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 the requirements of the position.


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.



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



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.  Eligibility for the position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.





Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
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 race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079)  | Citywide School Support (0002)  | Food Service

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis