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Food Service Assistant I

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Food Service Assistant I

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2018 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

Location: Main Campus, CA

Department: Office of Instruction


Part-time/Non Exempt 24 hours per week; 9 months per year*
CSEA Range 2; $1,205.21 Monthly
Contingent upon continued grant funding
*Positions designated as having nine (9) months of service will be assigned for the academic year.


  • The Food Service Assistant prepares meals and snacks for children that comply with State and federal nutrition standards in childcare centers.
  • Assists in maintaining food supplies and food preparation for the Child Development Center.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, prepares and cooks daily meals following all established policies, procedures and standards of quality for the presentation of healthy, appetizing foods; maintains a clean and orderly facility and operates a cash register and point of sales systems. May be required to work early morning, afternoon and/or evening shifts.

This is the entry-level class in the Food Service Assistant series. Positions in this class will normally perform under some direct supervision. Positions are not expected to function at the Food Service Assistant II skill level and will normally exercise less discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress or is performed within specific guidelines and fits a pattern that has been established and explained before the work is started. Generally, changes in work procedures are explained in advance as they arise.

Representative Duties:

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.

  1. Prepares and cooks daily assigned menu items*
  2. Assists in preparing kitchen area and serving counter for daily operations*
  3. Cooks and serves menu items for special catered functions and vending carts; serves foods at athletic and other special events*
  4. Operates and cleans meat slicers, ovens, stoves, grills, fryers, beverage fountains and other kitchen appliances; utilizes various kitchen utensils following all established safety procedures*
  5. Maintains clean and orderly kitchen and serving areas; clears and cleans dining tables; washes utensils used; disposes of food waste; removes trash and operates trash compactor*
  6. Picks up vending items and operates vending cart*
  7. Performs cashier duties and operates point of sales systems*
  8. Operates a computer to perform basic data entry, access email and District announcements, etc*
  9. Provides leadership and work direction to student employees as assigned*
  10. May assist the administrator in training student employees
  11. May perform utility and custodial duties during the course of performing required functions.
  12. May serve on a variety of District committees as requested
  13. May perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position




  • Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or the equivalent*; AND
  • One (1) year of experience closely related to the duties and responsibilities of this class.
*High School education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time, paid work experience.

Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.


  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

  • Ability to obtain a Food Safety Certificate.
  • Knowledge of the Child and Adult Food Program standards.
May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.

Knowledge of: District policies, procedures and regulations; appropriate care and use of standard cafeteria applications; kitchen sanitation and appropriate safety precautions utilized in performing food service work; basic computer usage for accessing email, District announcements and utilizing software.
Ability to: learn, understand and implement the required rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the District and department; prepare and cook foods served in large quantities; present attractive and properly proportioned foods; understand and carry out oral and written directions; provide friendly and professional customer service; provide effective leadership of student employees as required; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; work as a team member; demonstrate work activities to others; read and write at the level necessary for successful job performance; operate a computer to perform position functions; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Supplemental Information:

No assigned permanent staff to supervise. Provides leadership and work direction to student employees.

Subject to frequent lifting of low weight (5 to 25 pounds) such as boxes, various inventory items and stacks of china; occasional lifting of moderate weight objects (26 to 50 pounds).

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

Noise from kitchen equipment; frequent movement of low weight objects; occasional movement of moderate to heavy objects; extended periods of time spent standing or walking; exposure to strong and/or toxic cleaning agents; extreme heat and dangerous utensils/equipment.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

To apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/buttecc/





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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 6/7/2018
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