Food Service Worker I
Garden Grove Unified School District 15 reviews - Garden Grove, CA

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Application Filing Period : December 6, 2012 to December 10, 2012 by 5 p.m.


NOTE : Due to the anticipated large number of qualified applications, only 50 applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process, according to their experience related to the job.

Beginning assignments will be as a Substitute Food Service Worker I. Openings for regular part-time assignments ($14.88 - 17.26/hr) will be filled with persons who have successfully worked as a substitute. A Food Service Worker I works 1.5 - 3.5 hours per day.
Under immediate supervision, performs routine manual tasks in the preparation and serving of foods at various school and central kitchen food service areas; cleans kitchen equipment and surfaces; and performs related work as required.


Mixes, slices, chops, washes, and assembles foods and food ingredients.
Cuts and measures food into serving portions; wraps and/or serves specific portions.
Assists in counting/conducting inventory of milk or packaged foods.
Measures and counts items and ingredients; assists in keeping daily count of meals, servings, or quantities sold or used.
Assembles and wraps portions into pans or individual containers.
Reads menus, labels, and instructions.
Opens cans; moves containers and positions food.
Makes coffee.
Works at a food service steam table, snack bar, food bar, food cart, and/or barbecue.
Operates computerized point-of-sale equipment or cash register and makes change.
Observes safety and sanitation procedures and practices for kitchen and food service work, including food preparation, serving, storage, and handling.
Operates dishwasher, mixers, and other kitchen equipment.
Lights pilots and operates heating equipment in a safe and sanitary manner.
Loads, unloads, moves, and sells items on food carts.
Participates in serving directly to students, staff, parents, and/or visitors to campuses.
Washes dishes, utensils, trays, pots, and pans.
Wipes food carts, tables, and maintains dining area.
Stores foods and assists in keeping food storage and cooking areas clean and tidy.
Assists in training student workers.
Some positions at central kitchens assist delivery truck drivers in moving food carts and food service supply deliveries to/from delivery vehicles.
May participate in preparations for catering functions.

Education and Experience : Some experience in preparing or serving food in large quantities is desirable. California Food Safety Certificate is highly desirable. Any other combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of :
Proper use of common institutional kitchen equipment and tools.
Proper sanitation and safety methods and procedures for food handling, equipment, and preparation areas. Ability to :

Understand, be understood, give and carry out instructions spoken and written in English.
Perform simple addition and subtraction and make change.
Lift and move moderately heavy containers of food to and from carts and steam tables.
Operate institutional kitchen appliances in a safe manner.
Work effectively with food service staff, students, teachers, and others.
Keep simple written and numerical records.

Applications will be accepted from the general public and district employ­ees who possess the above qualifications. The district reserves the right to invite applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the requirements needed for the position to continue in the examination process. The examination may consist of an evaluation of training and experience, and of written, performance, and oral/technical exams. Persons needing reasonable accom­modation must notify the Office of Personnel Services by the last day to file. A qualifying score must be achieved on all portions of the examination in order to be placed on the open eligibility list. Outside and district candidates will be placed on one ranked list, with eligible district employees receiving five seniority points which will be added to their final scores.

HOW TO APPLY : Applications may be obtained from our website @ or from the receptionist in the lobby of the District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove. All applications should be filed in the Personnel Commission Office by 5:00 p.m. on the last day to file. MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT : Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications that are stated on the job bulletin. VETERAN ’ S CREDIT : Veterans’ preference points shall be added to passing scores in open examination in the amount prescribed by Education Code, Section 45296. At least thirty (30) days of active service in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Merchant Marines, or as a nurse on active duty with the Red Cross, between the dates listed below, are required:
World War II December 7, 1941 to April 28, 1952 Korea June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 Vietnam July 4, 1965 to March 28, 1973 Desert Storm August, 1990 to November 30, 1995* Operation Iraqi Freedom September 11, 2001 to August 31, 2010 Service in the Coast Guard between December 1941 and January 1, 1946, is also credited. *Veteran’s Service Credit will be granted former military members who can provide proof of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Metal (AFEM) or Southwest Asia Service Medal via military service from DD-214 Additional eligibility may be granted based on future changes to the law and verification from the Veteran’s Administration or the United States Office of Personnel Management. In order to obtain credit, the applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof of qualifying military service prior to establishment of the eligibility list. No adjustment of rank on the list shall be made when such proof is presented thereafter. A veteran may be credited veterans’ preference points only to obtain initial employment in the district. Thereafter, the only additional points for an open examination shall be seniority points granted in accord with section 4220.3C2. HIRING PROCEDURES : Garden Grove is a merit system (civil service) school district. Employment and promotions are based upon merit, fitness and qualifications. The person selected to fill any regular position will be from among the top three ranks on the eligibility list approved by the Personnel Commission. All regular employees will serve a six (6) month probation. Classified management will serve a twelve (12) month probationary period. EXAMINATION FOR TUBERCULOSIS : Proof of freedom from active tuberculosis must be furnished prior to employment and must be based upon an intradermal Mantoux tuberculin skin test completed within the last 60 days. FINGERPRINTING : All new employees will be fingerprinted. BENEFITS : All classified employees receive the following benefits: Up to 22 paid vacation days per year Up to 14 paid holidays per year Up to 12 sick leave days per year with unlimited accumulation Social Security coverage All regular classified employees who are employed 30 hours or more a week are eligible for the following additional benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for the employee and family Life Insurance for the employee Generous Retirement Plan (PERS) WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/MERIT SYSTEM EMPLOYER 9701.89 (Revised: 04/12)

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