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Cafeteria Worker I

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Cafeteria Worker I 9 mo CODE: 7510 SQ/OQ: Senior Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Cafeteria Worker I GRADE: 06 MONTHS: 09
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under supervision, performs the more routine duties involved in the preparation and serving of food and in the cleaning of kitchen equipment and facilities. May assume additional duties in the absence of the manager. This is the entry and general helper level in the school lunch series. Employees in this class receive on-the-job training in the basics of food preparation and cafeteria operation. Nature of work requires sustained moderate physical effort, operation of standard food service equipment, and continuous standing. The work is performed under the supervision of a cafeteria manager or other cafeteria employee.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of food preparation. Ability to follow food sanitation procedures. Ability to learn prescribed food preparation methods and school cafeteria operations. Ability to retrieve necessary menu items and recipe ingredients. Ability to comprehend and follow instructions. Ability to communicate with customers. Basic human relations skills needed to work cooperatively in close proximity with others under constant deadlines. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Completion of the ninth grade required. High School or GED diploma preferred. Experience with food preparation techniques and safety procedures. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Valid Class C noncommercial driver's license. Sanitation certification required or obtain this certification during the first six months of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Ability to perform work requiring sustained moderate physical effort, operation of commercial food service equipment, movement of objects weighing 40-60 pounds and continuous standing.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) May be asked to work overtime or weekends. Some positions require use of personal car, with reimbursement for mileage provided.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: Yes

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Prepares vegetables and fruits for salads, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, hot dogs, hamburgers, and other menu items.

2. Sets up cold and hot food counter for serving; properly stocks counter and carts with food, plates, utensils, napkins, and condiments; serves food to students and faculty.

3. May act as cashier for cafeteria sales; maintains accurate account of cash collected and meals served; may make bank deposits and complete required reports, including computer input.

4. Washes dishes, pots, pans and other utensils, and cleans kitchen equipment and work area; assists in the receipt of, and unpacks supplies and places them on shelves or in freezer; operates a variety of standard kitchen equipment.

5. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 7/65
Date(s) Revised: 1/70, 4/87, 7/92, 6/93, 7/12
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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