Tacoma Public Schools
Expected Start Date: December 31, 2021 or sooner
Hours per day: 4.75
Salary Level: FS/0A/02; $15.52/hr
Union/Days per year: FS191 800Benefits:
This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
Additional Information: Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 1:00pm
Hiring Bonus - Effective October 19, 2021:
Nutrition Services ($500) - No HS diploma or GED is required. TPS offers an incentive to obtain a GED.
(Bonuses will be paid in the first paycheck. Bonuses more than $500 will be paid half after 90 days of employment and half at the end of the school year June 2022).
Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire.
Additional Resources and Information:
• Press Release from WA Governor's Office
• Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
• OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ
• Vaccine Mandate FAQs
• DOH Vaccine fact sheet
This position performs general kitchen duties assigned by the Cook-Manager (or Satellite-Cashier in a satellite school) such as service in the cafeteria, food preparation, or clean-up duties.
1. Operates dishwashing equipment; wipes down tables and service areas; cleans kitchen equipment; cleans sink, drain board and food preparation areas.
2. Assists in routine food preparation activities.
3. Serves food items to students and staff as assigned.
4. Maintains neat and clean work environment; cleans and stores equipment and tools when job has been completed.
5. Follows good safety and sanitation procedures.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Performs related duties as assigned.
May be exposed to infectious diseases; experiences frequent interruptions; required to operate kitchen equipment; may be exposed to general cleaning chemicals; experiences high noise levels; may work in freezer and/or refrigeration units for extended periods of time; may be required to shift tasks and priorities; required to stand and walk for prolonged periods; required to perform repetitive tasks; required to assume positions, perform movements and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals and clean up; may be required to travel to District sites or other sites within the community.
Education and Experience
Food service work experience desirable; HS diploma or equivalent, preferred; current and successful demonstration in working on the substitute-helper level; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of safety and sanitation rules and procedures.
Knowledge of English usage including spelling and reading.
Skill in logical thinking.
Skill in operating commercial kitchen equipment.
Skill in quality customer service.
Skill in communication.
Ability to perform basic arithmetic.
Ability to learn operating procedures for institutional-sized kitchen work.
Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism.
Ability to consistently lift/move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds and occasionally team lift/move up to 50 pounds in accordance with established guidelines and using proper safety precautions.
Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand.
Ability to work as a part of a team.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Current Food and Beverage Handler's permit.
Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.
Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance.
Job Locator Number: D25-09
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, firstname.lastname@example.org; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, email@example.com, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.
HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250