ABOUT THE POSITION
The County of Riverside's Department of Riverside University
Health System seeks multiple Senior Food Service Workers to join
our Food and Nutrition Services team in Moreno Valley.
The Senior Food Service Worker is the lead level classification
in the Food Service Worker series and reports to a Supervising Food
Service Worker. Incumbents exercise a high degree of independent
judgment, provide oversight to subordinate staff, and perform the
more complex assignments that require extensive knowledge and
proficiency. Positions performing the more skilled assignments are
subject to less supervision and are characterized by having one of
the following as their primary assignments: vegetable preparation,
salad preparation, cafeteria service, diet card recording, or
Incumbents are required to act as a project lead and provide
task supervision and training for Food Service Workers assigned to
the kitchen, ensuring adherence to work standards, including safety
The most competitive candidates will have at least one year in
the preparation and serving of food inhospitalsetting.
This position is required to work; varied shifts; weekends and
The primary campus for this position is located in Moreno
Valley. Incumbents will also be trained to cover Arlington Campus
and/or Juvenile Hall Campus in Riverside.
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EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- When assigned to perform the more skilled duties: prepare
salads and salad dressings; clean and prepare vegetables; prepare
routine desserts and baked goods.
- Fill out and file diet cards for new diet prescriptions for
patients; order special items on new cards; call nursing units for
cancels, dismissals, hold trays, and transfers on special
- Serve food and drinks in cafeteria; serve customers; mark meal
tickets; clean coffee pots, grill, counter, and cafeteria tables;
prepare coffee, toast, eggs, and sandwiches; mix juice and prepare
special baby formula.
- Set up and serve special dinners; push loaded food carts from
kitchen to units or dining hall, returning them to kitchen after
meals; operate dishwashing machine; wash pots and pans.
- Serve on the tray line preparing trays for serving patients or
wards as necessary; unload, lift, and carry foodstuffs from trucks
and warehouse, placing items in designated areas; may sweep and mop
- Fill in for other food service workers as necessary.
- When serving in a lead capacity: observe and inspect the work
of Food Service Workers involved in the preparation and serving of
food and clean up activities, ensuring adherence to safety and
sanitation regulations and practices, and verifying work is
accomplished properly and efficiently.
- Provide technical supervision and guidance to improve the
quality and quantity of work performed by Food Service Workers;
assist in on-the-job training of Food Service Workers in a variety
- Check work in progress and upon completion, ensuring Food
Service Workers are following daily time schedules; fill in job
completion charts at end of assigned shift.
- Assist in the supervision of tray line workers preparing food
trays for patients or wards; ensure accuracy of diet and proper
apportioning, appearance and arrangement of food on trays.
- Obtain and record temperature of food and food lowerators,
ensuring proper temperature controls in the transportation of
- Perform Food Service Worker duties as necessary; prepare and
submit documented incident reports.
Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a
satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.
Experience: One year in the preparation and serving of food.
Knowledge of: The methods, practices, utensils, and equipment
used in serving food and clean-up activities (e.g., food and dish
carts and dishwashers); the techniques, utensils, knives, and
equipment used for chopping, slicing, mixing, and measuring
foodstuff used in preparing food; sanitation methods and practices
associated with food handling and maintaining cleanliness of
kitchen and food serving areas and equipment; occupational hazards
and safety precautions of kitchen and food service areas and
equipment; the preparation and serving of food for special
Ability to: Read, understand, and follow oral and written
instructions in English; write simple diet menu instructions;
perform simple mathematical calculations; be courteous and tactful
with staff members; instruct and train others in the methods and
techniques used in serving food and clean-up activities; provide
clear and concise oral instructions; maintain effective working
relationships with others; prepare and maintain simple records
pertaining to food service quality control; supervise and inspect
the work of Food Service Workers; coordinate the work of Food
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of
your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating
dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability
(if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is
recommended that you remove your social security information from
the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the
materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.
See the policy here (Download PDF reader).
Open to All Applicants
This recruitment is open to all applicants.
Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or
current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before
other applicants depending on the volume of applications
Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies
throughout the County.
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY
CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Applications received prior to the closing date will be
considered based on the information submitted. Changes or
alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or
Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they
possess the position requirements may not be considered further in
the application process. A description of job duties directly
copied from the job classification or job posting will not be