2615 School Lunchroom Helper

Recruitment #CBT-2615-901115



2615 Student Nutrition Worker

We have multiple positions; some full-time but majority are part-time (1-4 hrs/day) school-term only.


Announcement posted FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY from:
February 10, 2017 to February 19, 2017 (11:59pm)
No applications will be accepted during this period.  
Online applications will be ACCEPTED ONLY from:
February 20, 2017 (12:00am) to March 3, 2017 (5:00pm).

The "apply" button will appear above once you are allowed to submit your application. Only one application per person will be accepted. Please read the How To Apply section below for instructions.



ONLY from:
September 25, 2015 (12:00am) to October 6, 2015 (11:59pm)

No applications will be accepted during this period.


Online applications will be ACCEPTED ONLY from
October 7, 2015 (12:00 a.m) to October 9, 2015 (12:00 p.m).

The "apply" button will appear above once you are allowed to submit your application. Only one application per person will be accepted. Please read the How To Apply section below for instructions.

Appointment Type

Permanent Civil Service (PCS)

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, every year serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages in our 131 schools across the city of San Francisco. We aim to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement that requires broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan, Impact Learning. Impact Lives.

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

Under general supervision, the Student Nutrition Worker assists in the preparation of a variety of foods served in a school lunchroom; performs routine duties in the cleaning of kitchen areas and serving utensils; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: Following established methods and procedures relating to the preparation and serving of food in school lunchrooms; preparing simple records relative to purchase and sale of food in lunchrooms; maintaining cleanliness of kitchen areas and serving utensils; following simple oral or written instructions; making frequent contacts with students, faculty and other employees on routine matters. Nature of work requires considerable physical and manual effort with some exposure to accident and injury hazards and somewhat disagreeable elements.

Distinguishing Features

The Student Nutrition Worker classification is the entry-level class of the series performing routine duties in preparation and serving of food; maintaining point of sales; maintaining cleanliness of kitchen areas and serving utensils. This class is distinguished from 2616 Lead Student Nutrition Worker classification in that the latter classification performs duties of a more difficult and complex nature, including supervision. This class does not supervise. This class receives guidance and oversight from the 2616 Lead Student Nutrition Worker or a higher level classification.

Major, Important, and Essential Duties

  • Assists in the preparation and/or heat up of a variety of foods, such as salad bars, sandwiches, soups, grain and noodle dishes; washes, and prepares foods and vegetables; assembles bag lunches.
  • Maintains Student Nutrition Program compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines. Follows the collection and recording procedures approved for Point of Sale at the school. Identifies reimbursable meal on the serving line. Maintains confidentiality of students receiving free or reduced price meals.
  • Serves food to students and faculty members.
  • Provides food preparation and customer service needs for reimbursable meal menus, milk sales and all assigned site functions. Follows prescribed menus and recipes.
  • Maintains high quality food standards with emphasis on the goal that foods are appetizing, appealing, and high in nutritive value for assigned site.
  • Maintains high customer service and communication standards, including written and oral.
  • Maintains high food safety and sanitation standards. Must utilize first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory management system.
  • Washes, scrubs and otherwise cleans, pots, pans, trays and other items as directed.
  • Sweeps floor, sanitizes equipment, stoves, work tables, and performs other duties relative to keeping the kitchen and storage rooms sanitized and orderly; sanitizes tabletops.
  • Closely monitors computer at meal times to ensure accuracy of all transactions. Performs all software procedures, including: powering on the computer; turning on computer/restarting as requested by technical support; opening foodservice software program and logging in; opening till for meal service; ensuring accuracy of all transactions; posting payments to student accounts; enter cash totals into computer; logging out and closing computer programs.
  • Maintains and completes required forms and records accurately, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Important and Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: Approved food handling practices, food preparation and use of cafeteria equipment; and food and supply ordering, receiving and inventory control.
  • Skills to operate: Basic office equipment including computer, peripherals, telephone
  • Ability to: Do the various tasks of a kitchen; meet work schedules and time lines, and work under pressure of deadlines and interruptions; keep records as required; add, subtract, multiply, and divide accurately; work cooperatively with others; understand and carry out oral and written directions; operate a Point of Sale system independently.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Requires possession of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Requires six (6) months of routine kitchen work experience including use of a computer and point of sale software.
  • License and Certification: Requires possession and maintenance of a current Food Safety certification

Supplemental Information

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • This classification requires neatness, cleanliness and reliability.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen>

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfusd.edu, @sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Donna Ho, by telephone at 415-241-6101 ext 3274, or by email at hod@sfusd.edu.

Selection Plan

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine if candidates meet minimum qualifications. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the performance examination as described below.

Performance Examination (Weight: 100%)

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a performance examination designed to measure abilities needed for successfully performing the job of a Student Nutrition Worker, which may include, but not be limited to:  

  • Ability to perform various kitchen tasks
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions

This is a standardized examination, therefore, test exercises and rating criteria are not available for public inspection or review. You will receive one score for the entire performance examination.  This examination is also used for 2616 Lead Student Nutrition Worker, therefore your test score may be applied to future 2616 recruitments for which you apply.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Qualified candidates will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examination.

A passing score must be achieved in order to be placed on the eligible list. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in Rank Order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director. The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Certification Rule

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the rule of the list. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.



Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process, prior to being appointed into the position. Employment verification letters should be in the company letterhead, stating the inclusive dates of service and positions held as it relates to the qualifying experience required to be considered for the position. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification


  • The selected applicant will need to verify qualifying education and/or experience prior to being appointed into the position.
  • Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this job opportunity.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities




Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.


Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

The San Francisco Unified School District is committed to maintaining an educational environment where all persons who participate in school programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment or intimidation. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Exam Type: E
Issued: September 25, 2015
Monica Vasquez
Chief Human Resources Officer
San Francisco Unified School District
Recruitment ID Number: 901115

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