2616 Lead Student Nutrition Worker

Recruitment #CBT-2616-901116



2616 Lead Student Nutrition Worker

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


Re-Announcement posted FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY from:
October 23, 2015 to October 25, 2015 (11:59pm)
No applications will be accepted during this period.
This job will be re-opened and online applications will be ACCEPTED ONLY from:
October 26, 2015 (12:00am) to October 26, 2015 (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 (8:00am) 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 direction, the Lead Student Nutrition Worker is responsible for coordinating Elementary or Secondary school lunchroom; leads and participates in meal preparation activities, including heating fully prepackaged meals, assembling and heating menu items not fully prepackaged and performing other phases of quantity food preparation according to approved menus; oversees maintenance of lunchroom and equipment; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features

The Lead Student Nutrition Worker classification is responsible for coordinating Elementary or Secondary school lunchrooms, leading the work of 2615 Student Nutrition Workers and performing a variety of culinary activities in the areas of food preparation, lunchroom and equipment maintenance and providing services to staff, students and faculty. This class is distinguished from the lower class of 2615 Student Nutrition Worker in that this class has lead worker responsibilities in coordinating, delegating and assigning school lunchroom work activities.

Supervision Exercised

Provides lead direction, guidance and oversight to 2615 Student Nutrition Worker.

Major, Important, and Essential Duties

  • Assigns, instructs, and participates in the work of 2615 Student Nutrition Workers, in following prescribed menus to meet nutritional needs of children with modifications in allowable food quantities; assists in training regarding equipment use, food preparation, and point of sale computers as appropriate.
  • Maintains Student Nutrition Program compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines. Follows the collection and recording procedures approved for point of service at the school. Identifies reimbursable meals on the serving line. Maintains confidentiality of students receiving free or reduced price meals.
  • Communicates with site staff, parents, students, and food services at assigned site; including distribution of student account information and written policies and procedures.
  • 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, oral, and electronic communication via e-mail.
  • Maintains high food safety and sanitation standards. Must utilize first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory management system.
  • Closely monitors computer at meal times to ensure accuracy of all transactions. Operates Point of Sale system, including: 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; prepare cash for bank deposit and record in computer; enter items received into computer; run automated reports to tabulate meal totals; verify all computers have sent data to manager machine by running appropriate automated reports. Secondary School assignments also maintain production and receiving records and accurate inventory in Point of Sale Terminal; including entering daily updates and results of monthly physical inventories.
  • Maintains accurate records in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Maintains and completes required forms and records accurately, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Monitors staffing needs at site and coordinates with central Student Nutrition Services.
  • Requisitions and monitors food and supplies for assigned site within the established guides for meeting district menu compliance and projected food costs.
  • Calls for substitutes when needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Important and Essential Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: Approved food handling practices, food preparation and use of cafeteria equipment; 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 as well as be able to oversee and train 2615 Student Nutrition Workers in doing required food service tasks; keep records as required; meet work schedules and time lines, and to work under pressure of deadlines and interruptions; work cooperatively with others; and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Requires possession of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: One (1) year of routine kitchen work experience including use of a computer and point of sales software.
  • License and Certification: Requires possession and maintenance of a current Food Safety certification

Supplemental Information

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

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.

Supplemental Application Examination (Weight: 67%)

Candidates will complete a supplemental application examination as part of the application process. The supplemental application asks questions related to a candidate’s past work experience and food service related education and certifications. The supplemental application is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for successfully performing the job of a Lead Student Nutrition Worker, which may include but not be limited to:

  • Knowledge of approved food handling practices, food preparation and use of cafeteria equipment
  • Knowledge of supply ordering, receiving and inventory control in the food industry
  • Skills in operating basic office equipment, including computer, peripherals, and telephone
  • Ability to oversee and train employees in performing food service tasks
  • Ability to meet work schedules and timelines, while working under pressure of deadlines and interruptions
  • Ability to keep records as required
  • Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

This is a standardized examination, therefore, questions and scoring criteria are not available for public inspection or review.

Performance Examination (Weight: 33%)

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

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

Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score in both phases of the selection process. 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




Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit


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/P
Issued: September 25, 2015
Monica Vasquez
Chief Human Resources Officer
San Francisco Unified School District
Recruitment ID Number: 901116

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