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OAPSE JOB DESCRIPTIONS - FOOD SERVICE

File 802
Title: HEAD COOK
Reports to: Food Service Supervisor

Job Objectives:  Directs assigned staff in the preparation and delivery of quality food services.  Monitors customer satisfaction.  Prepares and maintains records.  Keeps the food service supervisor informed about kitchen activities and emerging issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Two years of institutional food service experience is required.
  • Successful completion of a board-approved food safety and sanitation course.
  • Ability to interpret and comply with nutrition, health, and safety regulations.
  • Bookkeeping skill and the ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.
  • Meets all prerequisite qualifications to be bonded.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Manages food preparation activities.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Addresses issues that arise during the absence of the food service supervisor. Promptly communicates actions undertaken.
  • Uses tact and problem-solving techniques to address customer service concerns.
  • Refers inquiries requiring policy interpretation to administrative staff.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of all food, supplies, and equipment.  Monitors the use of products and supplies to control costs and reduce waste.  Advises the food service supervisor about the need for additional inventory.
  • Enforces appropriate receiving and storage procedures to ensure food safety.
  • Checks deliveries.  Verifies quantities.  Reports shortages, spoilage, or inferior products.  Organizes, stores, dates, and rotates stock.
  • Follows the published menus.  Directs the preparation of food.  Ensures compliance with all food preparation regulations (e.g., hazard analysis critical control points, sanitation procedures, etc.).
  • Uses standardized recipes to maintain quality control.  Monitors production sheets and work progress.  Helps staff as needed to meet established schedules.
  • Recommends menu modifications in response to customer requests.
  • Prepares special meals for students with dietary restrictions.
  • Oversees the set up of serving lines and the attractive presentation of food.  Monitors portion size to ensure compliance with district specifications.  Plans for substitute menu items when demand exceeds supply.
  • Oversees the proper storage or disposal of leftover food.
  • Properly accounts for all lunches.  Uses cafeteria receipts to prepare bank deposits.  Submits bank deposits and daily records to the food service office.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits reports on time.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Monitors kitchen safety.  Ensures that kitchen supplies and equipment are properly stored.  Identifies maintenance needs and notifies the food service supervisor.
  • Promptly reports all injuries that require medical attention to a supervisor.
  • Cleans, washes, and sanitizes equipment and food preparation areas (e.g., work surfaces, cooking equipment, serving lines, floors, etc.).
  • Learns how to operate fire and safety equipment.
  • Anticipates and is prepared for fire, health, and safety inspections.
  • Ensures the equitable distribution of workloads and extra assignments.  Trains food service staff in procedures to effectively accomplish their duties.
  • Assists with special district events as directed (e.g., banquets, etc.).
  • Helps manage kitchen security.  Assists rental groups as directed.  Ensures that the kitchen and storage areas are secured at the end of the workday.
  • Reports vandalism and other related concerns to an administrator.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position. 
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require performing repetitive tasks quickly and differentiating variances in aroma, color, taste, and texture.
  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

 

File: 803
Title: COOK
Reports to: Food Service Supervisor and Head Cook

Job Objectives:  Prepares and serves meals.  Maintains high standards to ensure quality services and customer satisfaction.  Maintains a sanitary and orderly kitchen.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Food production skills and the ability to use commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Successful completion of a board-approved food safety and sanitation course.
  • Ability to comply with nutrition, health, and safety regulations.
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.
  • Meets all prerequisite qualifications to be bonded.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Checks with the head cook for assignments and/or instructions.  Carefully follows all directions.  Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Carefully uses products and supplies to control costs and reduce waste.  Advises the head cook about the need for additional inventory.
  • Follows approved receiving and storage procedures to ensure food safety.   Assists with receipt of deliveries.  Verifies quantities.  Reports shortages, spoilage, or inferior products.  Organizes, stores, dates, and rotates stock as directed.
  • Follows the published menus.  Ensures compliance with all food preparation regulations (e.g., hazard analysis critical control points, sanitation procedures, etc.).
  • Uses standardized recipes to maintain quality control.  Monitors production sheets.  Helps other staff as needed to meet established schedules.
  • Recommends menu modifications in response to customer requests.
  • Prepares special meals for students with dietary restrictions.
  • Sets up serving lines.  Presents food in an attractive way.  Replenishes supplies to maintain an orderly flow of customers.  Monitors portion size to ensure compliance with district specifications.  Promptly provides substitute menu items as needed.
  • Properly stores or disposes of leftover food.
  • Helps account for all lunches.  Uses cafeteria receipts to prepare bank deposits.  Submits daily records to the food service office during the absence of the head cook.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits reports on time.
  • Monitors kitchen safety.  Ensures that kitchen supplies and equipment are properly stored.  Identifies maintenance needs and notifies the head cook.
  • Promptly reports all injuries that require medical attention to a supervisor.
  • Cleans, washes, and sanitizes equipment and food preparation areas (e.g., work surfaces, cooking equipment, serving lines, floors, etc.).
  • Learns how to operate fire and safety equipment.
  • Helps prepare for fire, health, and safety inspections.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Assists with special district events as directed (e.g., banquets, etc.).
  • Assists rental groups as directed.  Secures the kitchen and storage areas as directed.
  • Reports vandalism and other related concerns to an administrator.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position. 
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require performing repetitive tasks quickly and differentiating variances in aroma, color, taste, and texture.
  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

 

File: 804
Title: CASHIER
Reports to: Food Service Supervisor and Head Cook

Job Objectives: Operates the cash register efficiently to maintain an orderly flow of customers.  Prepares an accounting of daily receipts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Bookkeeping skills and the ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.
  • Congenial disposition and strong diplomacy skills.
  • Meets all prerequisite qualifications to be bonded.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Checks with the food service supervisor for assignments and/or instructions.  Carefully follows all directions.  Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Prepares the cash register before the start of the lunch period (e.g., replaces tape, resets counter, orders change, counts and sorts money, etc.).
  • Complies with personal hygiene rules and standard sanitation procedures.
  • Operates the cash register.  Ensures that money is exchanged correctly.  Does not leave the cash register unattended.
  • Monitors students to help maintain orderly behavior.  Reports vandalism and other related concerns to an administrator.
  • Uses the list provided by the food service supervisor to verify free and reduced-cost meals.  Reports inconsistencies.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Accepts charges following approved district guidelines.  Prepares a separate record of charges collected.  Records all unpaid charges at the end of each day.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits reports on time.  Accounts for all lunches.  Compares totals with cash register tape.  Counts/wraps money.  Prepares bank deposits.
  • Secures the cash register at the end of the workday or as directed.
  • Promptly reports all injuries that require medical attention to a supervisor.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position. 
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

 

File: 805
Title: FOOD SERVICE SECRETARY
Reports to: Food Service Supervisor

Job Objectives:  Performs secretarial duties for the food service program.  Provides administrative support services necessary for the effective management of food service operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a satisfactory pre-employment skill test score.
  • Post-secondary secretarial or office management training is desirable.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Bookkeeping skills and the ability to compute mathematical data accurately.
  • Congenial telephone etiquette.
  • Multitasking ability and strong diplomacy skills.
  • Proficient in business protocol and the use of office equipment.
  • Proficient in data entry, spelling, proofreading, and the correct use of grammar.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software and maintenance of office records.
  • Work experience in a food service environment is preferred.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Performs secretarial and administrative support duties.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.  Organizes and maintains functional computer and hard copy filing systems that ensures the safe retention and efficient retrieval of office records.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Answers the telephone.  Directs calls based on the nature of the inquiry.  Takes/delivers messages.  Manages calls efficiently to keep telephone lines open.
  • Maintains an office calendar.  Schedules appointments as directed.
  • Acknowledges visitors.  Determines the reason for their visit.  Answers questions.  Verifies appointments.  Directs visitors to the appropriate person or office.
  • Prepares message boards, displays, and bulletin boards as directed.
  • Keeps current with program, policy, and procedure changes.  Helps keep students, parents, and staff informed about relevant issues.
  • Uses tact and problem-solving techniques to address customer service concerns.
  • Refers inquiries requiring policy interpretation to administrative staff.
  • Helps communicate information about weather delays and program cancellations.
  • Uses a computer to prepare and process information (e.g., input, compile, tabulate, post, store, retrieve, scan, modify, print, etc.).
  • Verifies the accuracy of database information as directed.
  • Composes and types routine correspondence, memos, notes, forms, etc.
  • Collects, compiles, edits, and types statistical data and reports as directed.
  • Uses photocopying and duplicating equipment to reproduce documents.
  • Maintains office transaction records (e.g., petty cash, receipts, contributions, etc.).
  • Processes mail and faxes (i.e., incoming, outgoing, and interoffice).
  • Types, duplicates, assembles, and processes routine and special mailings.
  • Assists with committee assignments and/or special projects as directed.
  • Prepares and maintains food service program records.  Prepares food subsidy applications (e.g., free/reduced-cost meals, commodities, surplus foods, etc.).
  • Processes food service staff time sheets.  Arranges for food service substitutes.
  • Obtains change from the bank for cashiers.  Works with staff to account for all lunches. 
  • Prepares complete and systematic financial records as directed.  Assembles data for financial analysis/forecasting when requested.  Works cooperatively with auditors.
  • Prepares state child nutrition and reimbursement claim forms.
  • Prepares purchase orders as directed.  Maintains procurement information (e.g., transmittal letters, contracts, confirmations, warrants, price agreements, etc.).
  • Monitors and reorders office supplies to maintain reliable service levels.
  • Maintains forms related to administrative procedures and program functions.
  • Obtains price quotes from vendors.  Prepares comparative data (e.g., warranties, discounts, delivery confirmation, etc.).
  • Helps prepare and distribute bid packages (e.g., notices, specifications, forms, etc.).
  • Processes approved invoices for payment.  Maintains a completed payment file.
  • Maintains an assignment record for food service keys.
  • Helps maintain fixed asset records.  Updates the inventory list and depreciation schedules.  Prepares end-of-year reports.
  • Keeps files and supplies properly stored to maintain an orderly office.
  • Periodically discards archived records as directed.  Follows the records retention and disposal schedule adopted by the board.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Keeps current with advances in office technology.  Updates office procedures.
  • Places calls for maintenance and repair services as directed.
  • Cross-trains with other support staff as directed.  Offers assistance when needed.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and maintains a positive work attitude.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data. 
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Works cooperatively and supports a successful team effort.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require performing repetitive tasks quickly.
  • Duties that require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.