Food Service Worker - Access to City Employment (ACE) (2604)
Published: July 13, 2022
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Definition: Under immediate supervision, performs a wide variety of manual work involved in the storage, preparation and serving of food in an institutional kitchen or dining area; keeps kitchens, dining rooms and associated equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition; and performs related duties as required.
Distinguishing Features: The 2604 Food Service Worker is distinguished from the 2606 Senior Food Service Worker in that the latter can function as a team lead or line checker, assists in the supervision of employees, and has a broader range of responsibilities.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Sets up food counters and tables; prepares simple foods such as toast, cereal, sandwiches, salads and boiled eggs; prepares food for serving by cutting, slicing and dishing up portions for customers and patients, including special diet preparations. 2. Washes, cleans and peels potatoes, shells peas and otherwise prepares food for cooking. 3. Operates power tools and equipment used in the preparation of liquid and solid foods. 4. Serves food to customers and patients in cafeterias, dining halls and hospital wards. 5. Cleans dishes, utensils, storage spaces, equipment, containers, tables, floors and other areas when required; sterilizes food containers. 6. Performs routine auxiliary tasks such as carrying supplies to and from storage rooms; controlling the use of meal cards and distributing linen supplies. 7. May assist in the preparation of special diet foods when required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Kitchen and cafeteria operations, including food preparation, cleaning operations and use of power utensils. Ability and Skill to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions and cooperate with other workers in similar occupations.
How to qualify
Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Possession of six (6) months of food handling experience in the food service industry as a food service worker, kitchen helper, waiter, busboy, or similar position.
Substitution: Completion of twelve (12) semester units or equivalent credits in Food Service, Culinary Arts, Dietetics and/or Nutrition can substitute for the experience as described above.
What else should I know?
Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.