Food Services Technician, Child Development Center - Part Time

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Position Title Food Services Technician, Child Development Center - Part Time How many positions are you recruiting for? 1 Campus West Valley College Position Summary Information

Definition

The Child Development Center at West Valley College is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Food Services Technician.

West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

This is a part-time position that focuses on the preparation of the daily morning snack and lunch for approximately 50 children, daily maintenance and management of the kitchen environment and working with the Program Director to ensure proper menu planning, food prep and kitchen/lunch area clean-up. This position will plan, coordinate, and assist in supervising the activities and operations of the West Valley College CDC kitchen; to develop and prepare menus and large quantities of food items; to coordinate and supervise the work of students; and to assist in the development and control of a food service budget for assigned operations. Responsible for the efficient and effective day to day operations of an institutional food service operation and provide directions to student workers regarding food service activities.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment

53.3% of full time, 20 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of July 15, 2019. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Child Development Center, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $2,114–$2,301 monthly (salary shown is prorated for 53.3% of full-time, WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 49, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents (prorated for employees working less than 100% of full-time).
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually. (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to the completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in hospitality management or a related field.

3. Two years of responsible food preparation experience in a child care kitchen or similar setting.

Desired Qualifications Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of nutrition, sanitation, and safety in a kitchen environment.
  • Quantity and quality standards of food production and service; USDA food program guidelines.
  • Practices and methods of cooking and baking.
  • Proper food storage methods.
  • Basic methods and techniques of recordkeeping and inventory.

Ability to:

  • Maintain, operate, and oversee a kitchen and meal program in a child care center.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze work papers or reports; identify safety hazards; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember tasks and daily assignments; and explain jobs to others.
  • On a continuous basis, stand and walk while performing food preparation; bend, squat, kneel and twist while preparing meals; intermittently, sit while preparing or reviewing reports; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
  • Adjust recipes and formulas to conform to quantities needed; estimate quantities required; perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Prepare food in large quantities and within time constraints.
  • Safely operate kitchen equipment; maintain a clean, neat, and safe kitchen environment.
  • Train and direct the work of student assistants.
  • Maintain records and prepare routine reports.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and prepare menus in accordance with USDA guidelines.
  • Determine quantities of food items needed; purchase food and supplies as appropriate.
  • Organize, oversee, and participate in the preparation of food.
  • Prepare necessary supplies and equipment for classroom cooking activities.
  • Train, oversee, and direct the work of student assistants and hospitality program students.
  • Inspect food service facilities and operations for compliance with pertinent health, safety, sanitation, and food service standards.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports related to menu preparation, kitchen operations, and inventory.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working Conditions Other Duties Physical Demands Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY18/19-861FT Open Date 03/25/2019 Close Date 06/05/2019 Open Until Filled No Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Additional Transcripts
  3. Additional Supporting Documentation

 

 

 

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