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Cafeteria Permanent Substitute

OFFICIAL TITLE: Cafeteria Perm Sub CODE: 7531 SQ/OQ: Senior Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Cafeteria Permanent Substitute GRADE: 07 MONTHS: 10
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction and general supervision, employees in this classification may serve as the acting manager in elementary and secondary schools. Class also works as a cafeteria worker for absent employees. As acting manager, work is performed on a relatively independent basis, sometimes working alone. In larger schools, acting managers give directions to other food service staff, resolve human resources issues, and perform other duties regularly performed only by managers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of food preparation, serving and food service sanitation procedures. Ability to follow directions and input required reports. Ability to care for, maintain, and operate equipment, including a computer. Ability to account for cash receipts. Ability to give clear directions. Ability to work with students, teachers and school leadership staff demonstrating these core competencies described in the Supporting Services Professional Growth System: commitment to students, knowledge of job, professionalism, interpersonal, communication and organization skills, and problem solving competencies. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: High School or GED diploma required. Preference given to applicants with certification in food safety, food safety training and prior food service experience. 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. Must obtain a qualifying score on the food services satellite manager test.
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 works requiring considerable standing, operation of commercial food service equipment and movement of objects weighing 40-60 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Requires travel to a variety of work locations and occasional weekend and overtime work. (Mileage reimbursement provided for use of personal car) Ability to receive daily telephone calls between 6:00-7:30 a.m. to be notified of work location. Operates under a close time schedule.


1. Functions as a substitute food service satellite manager in an elementary school or as a substitute school cafeteria manager in middle and high schools.

2. Performs all daily duties associated with those positions including making work assignments for cafeteria workers supervising preparation of entrees, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, and other required menu items, completing forms, overseeing cashiering, and making bank deposits.

3. Sets up cold and hot food serving tables for serving the students and staff, stocking counters and carts with food, utensils, napkins, trays, and condiments.

4. Serves food to students and staff during breakfast and lunch time.

5. Performs duties as a cashier for cafeteria sales, maintaining accurate account of cash collected and meals served.

6. Uses the computer to ender data and complete reports.7. May make bank deposits.

8. Washes dishes, pots, pans, and other utensils, cleans kitchen equipment and work area.

9. Assists in receiving and unpacking supplies, placing them on shelves or in refrigeration equipment.

10. Operates a variety of standard kitchen equipment.

11. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 7/06
Date(s) Revised: 9/11, 7/12
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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