Camp Chef

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 29, 2023
Part Time Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: 84 USD

Job Description


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Employment dates for this position are from May to August, 2023

Under direction, responsible for the efficient operation of the dining hall, kitchen, and food preparation at Camp Sacramento; maintain quality control of all meals, food inventory, recordkeeping, food service equipment, and supplies; and, supervise all food services staff.

Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. The Camp Chef oversees a food service operation and provides training to subordinate staff. The Camp Chef is distinguished from the lower level class of Assistant Camp Chef in that the Camp Chef class is assigned more complex responsibilities and supervises assigned staff.

General supervision is provided by the Camp Manager. Responsibilities include the indirect supervision of the Assistant Camp Chef and other lower level personnel.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
  • Supervise, schedule, and coordinate the work of food service staff in preparing and serving main dishes, meats, salads, desserts, and baked goods using ovens, stoves, and other kitchen equipment with minimal waste.
  • Perform a variety of tasks to prepare food to be cooked and served, including cleaning, chopping, weighing, and measuring ingredients.
  • Ensure the dining room, food preparation areas, and equipment used in preparing food are kept in clean, sanitary, and in proper working condition.
  • Maintain high standards of sanitation and safety in the preparation and serving of food.
  • Sanitize food preparation equipment and food preparation areas.
  • Order and maintain inventory of food and supplies.
  • Create meal menus with Camp Manager.
  • Participate in all Camp Sacramento cleanup.
  • Follow staff policies and procedures.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Operation of commercial cooking equipment.
  • Principles, procedures, and equipment used in the storage, care, preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food in large quantity.
  • Kitchen sanitation and safety measures used in the operation, cleaning, and care of utensils, equipment, and work areas.
  • Proper food handling techniques.
  • Principles of menu planning and modifications for special diets.
  • Operation of commercial cooking equipment.
Ability to:
  • Supervise, plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of staff.
  • Train staff in proper methods of food handling, food preparation, and cooking techniques.
  • Follow and/or adjust formulas and recipes for food preparation in large quantities.
  • Plan and carry out the work of a given menu.
  • Order food and supplies in the correct quantity to meet menu requirements.
  • Prepare quantities of food required with minimal waste.
  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Perform physical work.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance.

None required.

Six (6) months experience preparing food in a cafeteria or restaurant.


Completion of a certificate from an accredited food management or culinary school.


Should certification and/or license be used to qualify for this position, then proof of said certification and /or license should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment .

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License and Servsafe certification are desirable.


Must be at least 18 years old by time of appointment.

If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical and a criminal background check.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
  • Successful candidates must participate in a mandatory staff training that is typically conducted in late May or early June of each year.
  • This position is designated as Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of appointment.
Successful candidates must provide their own transportation to the Camp Sacramento site.

The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Requirements :
Work duties require the ability to exert physical effort, typically involving walking, bending, stooping, and standing for extended periods of time on hard surfaces; and, lifting and carrying materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Conditions:
Employees must be able to work outside in various types of weather, terrains, and elevations; exposed to cold weather conditions.

Working Conditions:
Camp Sacramento is situated in the Eldorado National Forest located in Twin Bridges, California. Employees are required to reside at Camp Sacramento May to August, with the possibility to extend through September. Employees in this position are required to work weekend and night shifts.

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;
  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to , or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job #009024-23-YPCE on your documents.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire:

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.

  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process.

3. Screening Committee : (Pass/Fail)- All applications received by the final filing deadline will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

4. Interview Process : Human Resources will forward applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan /fingerprinting ; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

  • Please visit or a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
  • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at ;
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  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

This position does not have Benefits.

Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Closing Date/Time: 7/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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