North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Randolph County, NC

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This is a Food Service Assistant position at the commissary at the NC Zoo. The commissary is where all of the diets for the animal collection are prepared. On average there are approximately 110 to 125 diets prepared daily by the commissary staff that handle, measure, weigh and cut to size an estimated 450 to 500 individual diet components daily. This position would be responsible for daily preparation and loading of animal diets and delivery of diets to animal buildings. Practices proper stock handling procedures and maintain inventory; maintain quality control of all food items; proper use and maintenance of commissary equipment; cleans and disinfects equipment and work area. This position requires a high degree of concentration and focus to be accurate. Required to participate in the zoo’s occupational health program. Position has rotating schedule that involves working holidays and weekends and involves both indoor and outdoor work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**
Must have working experience with food handling such as food preparation work in a cafeteria, restaurant or related facility; livestock feed store handling experience or production assembly work as the diet preparation process is a scheduled timely task and employees must meet daily deadlines.
Able to use a computer for record keeping.
Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license.
Must have the ability to use basic tools and equipment such as food processors, commercial choppers, grinders, digital scales, stove, oven, and microwave.
Accuracy and attention to detail are a must for this position.
Must possess good communication, organizational and teamwork skills to work well with others in a close environment.
Must have good physical agility to lift up to 50lbs, stand for long periods of time (up to 85% of day), work in tight spaces, bend, walk, vision and hearing and the ability to regularly and safely perform potentially strenuous work. Management Preferences: Prefer high school diploma or GED. Prefer one year relevant food product, food handling, or general kitchen duties experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Education and/or experience in food service that is directly related to the job and consistent with accepted practices of the trade. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
Applicants must document on the application their knowledge skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply.

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application.


To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, please contact:
NC Zoo
HR Department

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