Food Services Worker
Salary: $11.59-$14.15 hourly / $2,017-$2,462 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs a variety of
tasks involved in the serving of food in a secured detention
facility; cleans and maintains kitchen utensils, equipment, and work
area; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The emphasis of this class is on the
serving of food, and the cleaning and maintaining of the kitchen and
dining room facilities. This class is distinguished from the cook
classifications, which are responsible for food preparation and
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Drives to jail or other locations to pick up prepared food for
Juvenile Hall; loads food containers in vehicle; receives bulk meals
delivered to Juvenile Hall; unloads food containers at Juvenile
Hall; and refrigerates or places food containers in steam tables to
2. Prepares for serving meal in dining room; determines number to be
served; counts and puts out silverware for number to be served;
portions out food onto food trays; checks special dietary food trays
for ordered requirements; sets up and clears tables in the dining
room; counts silverware at end of meal; prepares and loads food
trays for juveniles without dining room privileges.
3. Cleans dining room and kitchen areas, including hot food warmer,
with assistance from a juvenile detainee; washes, dries, stacks, and
puts away trays, pans, and other kitchen utensils; cleans tables,
benches, chairs, cupboards, storerooms, refrigerators, and other
equipment; sweeps and mops floors, and empties garbage; maintains
hygienic and sanitary standards in kitchen and dining rooms.
4. Follows security procedures including counting silverware,
activating alarms, and reporting movement of detainees.
1. One year of experience in food set up, service, and clean up; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirement: Possession a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: standard units of measure and weight for liquid and
solid food to portion out required quantities; basic math; basic
practices for safe food storage and prevention of contamination;
safe work practices in a kitchen; kitchen and floor cleaning and
sanitizing products and proper usage.
Ability to: use kitchen serving utensils; operate hot food warmer
and storage equipment, and dishwashing equipment; use kitchen and
floor cleaners and cleaning implements; read and understand security
procedures and mixing instructions for cleaners; write legible
requests for repairs or supplies; follow and give oral directions;
and establish and maintain effective working relationships with
detainees, co-workers, and other County employees.
Supplemental Information: Incumbents are required to work in a
secured detention facility with juveniles and to lift food
containers weighing up to 50 pounds. Weekend and holiday work is
Background Check: Employees assigned to positions in the Probation
Department are required to pass a background investigation.