Hemet Unified School District
Nutrition Service Assistant I
1791 West Acacia Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545


Personnel in this position are assigned to a school cafeteria and perform their duties under the direct supervision of the cafeteria manager, to assist in the receiving, storing, preparing, selling, and serving of foods in a school cafeteria; and to do other related work as may be required.

~ Assist in the planning, receiving, storing, preparing, selling, and serving of hot and cold food items in accordance with prescribed menus and established procedures.
~ Ensure the distribution of safe food by practicing established safe food-handling techniques and procedures.
~ Follow department’s standard operating procedures.
~ Perform cashiering duties to include operating point-of-sale terminals, collecting money, making correct change, keeping records and determining daily sales.
~ Operate a variety of equipment, utensils and machines used in school cafeterias including, but not limited to, commercial ovens, rethermalization units, food warmers, microwave ovens and steamers.
~ Wash dishes, utensils, pots and pans.
~ Clean, rinse and sanitize counter tops and kitchen equipment.
~ Periodically sweep and mop floors and clean hoods and filters.
~ Follow safe and sanitary procedures and practices.
~ Perform simple maintenance
~ Report unsafe, unsanitary conditions or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
~ Implement portion control and assist in monitoring student meals to ensure USDA compliance for a reimbursable meal.
~ Comply with the District’s code of ethics.


~ Principles and methods of quantity food preparation, distribution, and storage.
~ Institutional kitchen equipment and utensils.
~ Safe food-handling practices and procedures in accordance with HACCP guidelines.
~ Basic arithmetic and record keeping.
~ Work simplification methodology.
~ Safe work practices.

~ Operate a variety of cafeteria and kitchen equipment, utensils, measuring devices and machines.
~ Read and follow recipes.
~ Count money, make change and operate or learn to operate a computerized cash register.
~ Perform simple mathematical calculations, count money and make change with speed and accuracy.
~ Complete assignments within the allotted time with minimal supervision
~ Independently perform assigned responsibilities on own initiative without close supervision.
~ Understand and use work simplification methods to maximize production
~ Exhibit manual dexterity including the simultaneous use of both hands and arms.
~ Work in a wide range of temperatures.
~ Remain focused on tasks and maintain work pace.
~ Accept new ideas and changes enthusiastically.
~ Understand and follow written and oral instructions, including recipes, procedures and correspondence.
~ Follow directions and prescribed work practices.
~ Keep and maintain records
~ Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
~ Be flexible to changing work schedules and patterns.
~ Maintain good personal hygiene.
~ Support district standards and operating procedures
~ Be punctual and maintain a good attendance record.
~ Support team members.
~ Maintain food handlers operating permit.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.

One to three months related experience and/or training preferred.

Current County of Riverside Food Worker’s certificate or California approved food safety certificate must be obtained prior to first day of employment.

The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out the essential functions listed above.

Physical Demands: Stand, bend, & twist (up to continuously); reach, push, pull, look downward (frequently); walk, stoop, kneel (occasionally); squat, climb, operate foot controls (infrequently); lift/carry up to 55 pounds (frequently); grasp/manipulate food items/equipment (frequently); use seeing, hearing (continuously) and speaking (occasionally).

Working Conditions: Work indoors & outdoors, may travel to alternate sites. Exposure to: cold/heat from freezers, refrigerators and ovens/warmers, cooking noises and odors, electrically/mechanically/gas operated equipment, cleaning fluids, including but not limited to bleach and detergents; student noise and behaviors.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Bargaining unit position. Revised April 12, 2007

Classified Bargaining Unit positions in the Hemet Unified School District are subject to an agency fee arrangement. All applicants are subject to a fingerprint clearance (at applicant’s expense) through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI). Authorization for employment will not be granted until the fingerprint clearance from DOJ/FBI has been accepted. This process takes approximately two (2) to five (5) working days.

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