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Substitute Food Service Technician - Auxiliary Services/Food Service - Modesto Junior College

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Job Title:

Substitute Food Service Technician - Auxiliary Services/Food Service - Modesto Junior College

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Modesto Junior College

Salary Range / Other:

Range 15 – $16.25 per hour
(2021-2022 Classified Salary Schedule)

Substitute Short Term Food Service Technicians may be called short notice (same day) to fill in any shifts at any YCCD work-site, including MJC-East and MJC-West.

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
Up to 12 months per year
(May include some weekends and evenings)

Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

Benefits :

This work assignment is not eligible for District benefits.
Workers’ Compensation is a covered benefit.

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs a wide range of food service support duties; prepares foods and snacks; performs cashiering and other general clerical duties; cleans and disinfects kitchen and serving areas, utensils and equipment; and performs related work as assigned.

This is the full working level class of the Food Services Support Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Positions in this class perform journey-level food service and related duties in order to provide basic food services to students and campus visitors.
This class can be distinguished from the higher-level class of Food Service Specialist because incumbents in that class perform specialized food service support duties that may include advanced cooking, baking and/or catering support.

Incumbents in this class work under the general supervision of a manager, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and checking with the supervisor on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.
An incumbent in this class does not directly lead or supervise other full-time employees, but may assign, direct and/or monitor the work of subordinate part time and/or student employees on a project or assignment basis

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:
• Basic principles and practices of food service and nutrition.
• Principles and practices of safe food handling and grill cooking.
• Methods and techniques of kitchen equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance.
• Standard food service terminology, appliances and equipment.
• Sanitation and safety practices and procedures.
• Basic arithmetical calculations and measurement processes.

Ability to:
• Perform short order grill cooking.
• Operate a cash register and handle and count money.
• Clean and maintain food service areas, utensils and equipment.
• Adhere to standard menus and recipes in the preparation of foods and snacks.
• Maintain foods at a proper temperature work efficiently and effectively.
• Operate, clean and maintain various kitchen equipment and tools.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED.
• Experience: One year performing quantity food preparation, service and kitchen maintenance duties in a commercial or institutional food service facility.

Special Requirements:
• None

Example of Duties:

• Prepares, packages and distributes foods such as sandwiches, salads, relishes, hot entrees, grill items, and other foods; prepares coffees and other specialty beverages.
• Packages foods following predetermined portion control standards.
• Assists in maintaining assigned food service facilities in a safe, clean and sanitary condition.
• Assists in maintaining inventory control and operational records; recommends purchases to maintain supplies.
• Performs cashiering and other clerical functions; balances cash receipts and prepares money for deposit.
• Washes and stores pots, pans, utensils, containers and trays.
• Disassembles, sanitizes and reassembles food preparation equipment.
• Records food temperatures to ensure quality control.
• Determines when food quality has been compromised; disposes of unsafe or unwholesome food; determines whether food returned to the school can be retained.
• Determines and implements the appropriate method for storing food items to retain maximum freshness and shelf life.
• Assists with large scale food production and catering activities; participates in quantity food production and preparation; assists with delivery, set up and take down activities.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

• Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required.
• Must obtain a valid ServSafe certificate from the National Restaurant Association within three months of hire.

Physical and Mental Standards:

• Mobility: ability to walk or stand for extended periods.
• Dexterity: manual dexterity to operate food service related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects.
• Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds; occasional lift items up to 50 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read labels, documents, and computer screens and do food service work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including substantial public contact.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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This is a classified bargaining unit position.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

Michael Howen
District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7935

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On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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