BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, California, United States
Dec 14, 2023Full Time
Basic Function and Representative Duties BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned elementary or middle school site; prepare and serve hot and cold food items; maintain satellite kitchen facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; perform cashiering duties; lead, train, and provide work direction and guidance to Nutrition Services staff; may also work in the central kitchen to assist in preparing and packaging meals for transport to assigned satellite location(s). DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in the Nutrition Services Satellite Operator I classification are responsible for the operations, food service and staff assigned to an elementary and middle school serving kitchen site. Incumbents in the Nutrition Services Satellite Operator II operate a high school serving kitchen requiring food cooking and preparation with a more diverse menu and a larger staff. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned elementary school site; determine appropriate quantities of food items to meet student needs; assure related food service activities comply with established safety and sanitation requirements • Prepare and serve hot and cold food items; observe quality and quantity of food served according to established procedures; assure proper temperature of foods; heat, arrange and distribute food items according to established procedures and portion control standards • Oversee and participate in maintaining satellite kitchen facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; clean serving counters, food containers and food service equipment; operate dishwashers and wash trays, pots, pans, plates, utensils and other serving equipment as assigned; observe and enforce health and sanitation requirements • Lead, train, and provide work direction and guidance to Nutrition Services staff; assign staff duties and review work for accuracy and completeness; • Prepare food and beverages for sale; count and set-up plates, trays and utensils; stock condiments, food items and paper goods; order, pick up, inspect, receive, store and rotate food items and supplies as directed; stock bins with food supplies; conduct daily inventories as directed, and arrange for adjustments in deliveries if necessary • Perform cashiering duties; count money and make correct change; prepare, balance and verify cash drawers; review and verify receipts; prepare bank deposits as directed • Operate standard food service equipment such as ovens, warmers and food service machines • Communicate with students and staff as well as supervisors to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns • Serve food to students and staff according to specified time schedules • Maintain a variety of records related to food items, inventory, sales and assigned activities; prepare routine food service reports OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: School food service operations Quantity food preparation including assembling and heating food items and ingredients Sanitation and safety practices related to preparing, handling and serving food Methods, equipment and techniques used in large-quantity food assembly Oral and written communication skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Principles of training and providing work direction Health and safety regulations Inventory practices and procedures Portion control techniques Storage and rotation of perishable food Mathematic calculations and cashiering skills Proper lifting techniques Record-keeping techniques ABILITY TO: Oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned school site Prepare and serve hot and cold food items to students and staff Maintain satellite facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition Perform cashiering duties and make change accurately Lead, train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned Nutrition Services staff Determine appropriate quantities of food items to meet student needs Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently Follow and assure compliance with health and sanitation requirements Store and rotate food supplies in storage areas according to established procedures Conduct daily inventories and order appropriate amounts of food items and supplies Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and time lines Work independently with little direction or supervision Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Maintain various records related to work performed Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and serving of food in large quantities including work with inventory functions LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid and appropriate ServSafe food service certification obtained through a proctored exam Working Conditions and Additional Information ENVIRONMENT: Food service environment Subject to heat from ovens PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for extended periods of time Hearing and speaking to exchange information Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects typically weighing up to 50 and up to 60 pounds with assistance Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate food service equipment and perform tasks requiring repetitive motion Reaching overhead, above shoulders and horizontally Bending at the waist, kneeling or squatting Seeing to monitor food quality and quantity and to read small print HAZARDS: Heat from ovens Exposure to very hot foods, equipment, metal objects and electrical equipment Exposure to cleaning chemicals and fumes May be required to work around moving mechanical parts May work on or around slippery floors Will be required to handle sharp objects such as knives and slicers EXAMINATION WEIGHT: Assessments may consist of a written, oral and/or performance examinations. FIRST EXAMINATION: 50% SECOND EXAMINATION: 50% Qualified candidates will be notified of the minimum passing points for each examination part. Qualified Applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the Examinations. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT In accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, Education Code Section 220, and Berkeley Unified School District Policy, no qualified person shall, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, national origin, religion, actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, handicap, age or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in the Berkeley Unified School District. The Board prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, at any district site and/or activity. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy." If there are questions concerning Section 504 or disability accommodations for job applicants/employees under the ADA, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Berkeley Unified School District. If there are questions concerning discrimination on the basis of sex or any of the other classifications noted above, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at (510) 486-9338. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown and increases are granted at intervals based on satisfactory service. BENEFITS (FOR PERMANENT EMPLOYEES): Health plans provide for full coverage for employees and family in the area of medical and dental insurance to a negotiated maximum. All employees who work an average regular assignment of less than 5-1/2 hours a day (.72 FTE or less) shall be entitled to health insurance coverage and dental insurance coverage on a pro-rated basis. This position is covered by Social Security and may be eligible for California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), with joint employee and employer paid contributions. Current members of CalPERS working in other California state, county, city, and school districts can transfer retirement service credit to the District. All employees are enrolled in an Employee Assistant Program (EAP). The District also offers various optional benefits including life insurance, short term disability, Vision Service Plan (VSP), and a medical and dependent care flexible spending option. VACATION: Regular, non-management, District employees shall accrue vacation as follows: 1-3 Years: Ten (10) working days per year until he/she has completed four (4) years of service. 4-9 Years: Fifteen (15) working days per year until he/she has completed ten (10) years of service. 10-14 Years: Twenty (20) working days per year until he/she has completed fifteen (15) years of service. 15+ Years: Twenty-five (25) working days per year. Regular twelve (12) month employees shall accrue two (2) additional days of vacation per year at each step indicated above. HOLIDAYS: Annual employees receive seventeen (17) paid holidays per year: Independence Day Labor Day Veterans' Day Thanksgiving Holiday (3 Days) Winter Board Holiday (3 Days) New Year's Holiday (2 Days) Martin Luther King's Birthday Lincoln's Birthday Washington's Birthday Spring Board Holiday Malcolm X's Birthday Memorial Day School Year employees may receive sixteen (16) paid holidays, including all of the above except Independence Day (4th of July). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Classified employees may also participate in professional development activities to enhance their careers. HEALTH AND CHARACTER INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates selected for appointment may be required to pass a medical examination given by a Commission-designated physician to determine physical fitness for District employment. The Commission may disqualify any eligible candidates on the basis of the examining physician's report. The District also conducts a fingerprinting background check for all potential candidates for hire. All convictions must be declared and explained on the application; failure to do so will automatically disqualify the application. Tuberculosis tests must be completed and a negative result must be supplied prior to beginning work.