Description of Work: General Statement of Duties
Performs supervisory work involving responsibility for ordering, receiving, preparing and serving food and coordinating the preparation of food and meal accountability of another site if necessary for a medium sized student population for school breakfast, lunch and several other food programs (e.g., after school snacks); directing the operation and personnel in a manner which ensures that wholesome, appetizing, and appealing products are presented at all times; and performs related duties as assigned. Supervision Received
Works under the direction of a Nutrition Services Coordinator. Supervision Exercised
Exercises direct technical and adminstrative supervision over several Nutrition Services Assistants.
Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2013.
Two years of experience as a Nutrition Services Supervisor 1 or equivalent experience. A Minnesota Department of Health Food Manager's Certification will be required within three months of appointment. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of food safety as it relates to food preparation and storage.
Working knowledge of the basics of nutrition and the nutritional impact of food storage and preparation.
Working ability to prepare foods for serving.
Working ability to use institutional kitchen equipment and to maintain it in a clean and sanitary condition.
Considerable ability to handle sales and to prepare daily cash and other reports as required.
Working ability to make arithmetic computations.
Working ability to deal firmly and courteously with cafeteria patrons.
Working ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of others.
Working ability to coordinate multiple tasks under tight time limits.
In-Basket Exercise: Weight 70%
This examination is aimed at examining knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
1. Priority Setting
2. Decision Making
3. Following Directions
4. General Organization
Nutrition Services Knowledge
You will be required to handle a number of tasks similar to those you might find in your incoming tray or items which might come up during a typical work day for this position. These are based on a hypothetical situation. You must receive a passing score on the in-basket exercise in order to take the oral interview.
Oral Interview: Weight 30%
In the oral interview, a panel of interviewers will ask you structured questions about your past experiences in handling specific situations. The questions are designed to measure the degree to which you possess the characteristics identified as important to successful performance of the job. You must receive a passing score on the oral interview to be placed on the promotion list for this position.
Any classified employee may enter an examination on a promotion basis, if they can meet the following requirements:
Current classified employees with two years of employment, 2080 work hours, and satisfactory performance evaluations, are eligible for promotion rights to higher paying positions. Promotion candidates may apply for promotion-only opportunities, or for opportunities open to the public.
Employment prior to any resignation, or temporary, emergency or provisional employment shall not be counted, except that this latter provision shall not apply in the case of a regular employee who accepts temporary, emergency or provisional employment.
Promotional candidates who pass both subjects of the examination will be ranked according to their examination scores in consideration for positions. A rating of 75% is required to pass each examination.
The civil service written (in-basket) exam will be administered on February 15, 2013 from 1:30-4:30. Human Resources will notify you of the test location after all applications are screened.
Typical Duties Performed
The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class.
Directs and supervises the work of several employees or volunteers.
Coordinates the preparation and serving of a moderate variety of school lunch and breakfast items as determined by the menu; works with kitchen staff on the preparation and serving activities as necessary.
Coordinates the preparation, serving and meal accountability if necessary to other sites in addition to the regular meal program.
Ensures that food is prepared as required; checks the quality, tastefulness, neatness, arrangement and portion size of foods served; sets up food counters in an attractive and sanitary manner.
Orders food supplies from vendors and the Nutrition Center as approriate.
Inspects food and supplies received and ensures that quantities received are as ordered.
Responds to routine catering requests; ensures that orders are filled accurately and in a timely manner.
Prepares bank deposits and related reports.
Acts as a cashier when necessary.
Ensures the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen equipment and personnel.
Operates kitchen equipment as required.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is to create an eligible list valid for one year as a Nutrition Services Supervisor 2.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Nutrition Services negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html . The minimum rate of pay for this position is $14.60 per hour.
Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at http://www.hr.spps.org/Benefits_Summary_by_Union.html .
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.
Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.
Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.