Substitute Nutrition Service Worker

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 04, 2022
Part Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Works

Job Description

Tacoma Public Schools


Benefits: NONE

Additional Information: The successful candidate will fully complete the online application to include employment history with supervisor contact name, phone, and/or email and provide at least two references, preferably supervisors, who can be contacted if candidate is selected to move forward for hire.

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
Examples Of Duties

This on-call position performs general kitchen duties assigned by the Cook-Manager (or Satellite-Cashier Helper in a satellite school) such as service in the cafeteria, vegetable preparation, or clean-up duties.


1. Performs general cleaning and sanitation duties; operates dish washing equipment; wipes down tables and service areas; stacks and stores kitchen equipment; cleans sink, drain board and food preparation areas.
2. Assists in routine food preparation activities, such as cutting and washing fruits and vegetables.
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.


1. Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
Food service work experience desirable; any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to learn safety and sanitation rules and procedures.
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 move up to 20 pounds using proper safety precautions.
Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.

Required Licenses/Special Requirements
Current Food and Beverage Handler’s permit.

Working Conditions
Exposed to infectious diseases and kitchen equipment.

Job Locator Number: D4207

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,; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson,, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell,, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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