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Food Service Assistant III

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Food Service Assistant III
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit AFT - NANCE
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

All Food Service staff is responsible for maintaining effective customer service levels. Under the direction of a Supervisor, Lead Food Service Worker, or Senior Food Service Worker, perform routine duties of an assigned area of food services, snack bar, or other food operation; maintain food service facilities in a clean and sanitary condition; perform cashier and clerical duties. Performs basic and routine food preparation, serving, and routine facility cleaning and maintenance and may involve some basic direction of students or other food service personnel in an assigned area.

Major Responsibilities

Typical functions performed include, but are not limited to

  • Prepare and Serve food to customers
  • Stock food products in beverage coolers and snack rack
  • Cashiering
  • Operate kitchen equipment

  • Qualifications

    An FSA III should have a minimum of 2-5 years of documentable experience in a food service environment.

    The person will have a good working knowledge of food handling procedures, safety and sanitation, understand the function of kitchen equipment and possibly how to operate it, be able to learn the menu and portion sizes quickly, have good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with customers to provide good levels of customer service.

    Desired Qualifications

    All food handlers are required by San Diego County Code to possess either a valid food handler card issued by a county-authorized food handler training school or a County of San Diego food handler test administered by the current food safety manager who has passed a state-approved food safety certification exam.

    The state-approved exams are:
    ServSafe / National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
    Phone: (800) 765-4842

    Experior Assessments
    Phone: (800) 786-3926

    National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
    Phone: (619) 885-5522 or (800)446-0257

    NOTE: You need to ATTACH this document during the “Attach documents” step of this application process – please use “Licenses/Certificates/Credentials” as the document type.

    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions
  • May occasionally require SOME physical exertion, stamina and flexibility.
  • Moderate extremes with some exposure to less desirable conditions.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00274

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    2. Résumé