Child Care Food Coordinator (Indian Wells Valley)

Bakersfield, Kern County
May 02, 2014

Kern Community College District

Child Care Food Coordinator (Indian Wells Valley)

This recruitment is for Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; oversee and instruct staff in proper food preparation and shipment methods; coordinate food and related supply purchases; and assure compliance with State and federal regulations.


Sick leave, vacation and retirement.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Disability benefits are voluntary and prorated for less than 40 hours per week employees.

Knowledge and Abilities

• Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage.
• Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food.
• Menu planning techniques including food values, combinations and substitutions.
• Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
• Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
• Storage and rotation of perishable food.
• Operation of standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.
• Health and safety regulations.
• Nutritional requirements of school-aged children.
• Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
• Budgeting procedures and techniques.
• Operation of standard office equipment including a computer.
• Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping.
• Principles of training and supervision.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Inventory methods and practices.


• Plan and prepare a variety of nutritional foods in quantity.
• Develop menus in accordance with nutritional requirements and budget limitations.
• Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
• Determine accurate amounts of food portions and supplies to be ordered.
• Prepare and administer a budget.
• Create and adjust recipes to fit the needs of the Child Care Food Center.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Train and supervise others.
• Assign and review the work of others.
• Observe health and safety regulations
• Operate a computer terminal.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Maintain records and prepare reports AND a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training in food services production, nutrition or a related field and three years of increasingly responsible food services experience.

Posting Date: 05/02/2014

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Work Week: 20 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $1,370.19 per month

Maximum Salary: $1,669.36 per month

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest

Salary Grade: 37.5

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, May 19, 2014 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

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As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.