Senior Food Service Worker (2606) - Department of Public Health

City and County of San Francisco
Part time | Full day

Senior Food Service Worker (2606) - Department of Public Health

Posted 22 November by City and County of San Francisco

  • San Francisco

Company Description

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for Senior Food Service Worker positions (Class 2606). DPH currently has one vacancy at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), however this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for the next six months. Positions may be located at:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG)
  • Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH)
  • DPH Community Oriented Primary Care Centers

Both hospitals are open on a twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) day per week basis; therefore employees may be required to work nights, evening shifts, weekends, and/or holidays; depending on the needs of the operation.

  • Application Opening – Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline – Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Compensation:  $25.35-$32.35 Hourly
  • Appointment Type: Temporary As-Needed - CAT16
  • Recruitment ID: TEX-2606-114428
  • Shifts: Variable; may include days, evenings, weekends, holidays.
    Depending on the needs of the operation

Job Description

General Job Description
Under supervision, the 2606 Senior Food Service Worker performs a variety of tasks in connection with the preparation, storage and serving of foodstuffs, including dietary foods; may supervise a small group of Food Service Workers in an assigned food service activity; ensures that assigned dining and kitchen areas and equipment are kept clean and in good repair; and performs related duties as required. Essential functions include:

  • Acts as lead worker or team leader to a small group of food service workers by setting up tray line and clean-up operations; scheduling and assigning duties to meet meal schedules; inspecting their work to maintain department standards; training new food service workers in the performance of their tasks; orienting them on department policies and procedures; giving oral & written instructions and demonstrations to promote satisfactory performance; auditing cash; and participating in Performance Improvement projects.
  • Checks tray line and trays by verifying the completeness of all necessary items on the tray, proper appearance of the tray, proper placement of items and condiments on the tray; and checking the speed of the tray line in order to provide proper nourishment and prompt service to patients and cafeteria customers.
  • Assists in the preparation, distribution and serving of all diets by working in special diet stations; preparing standard formulas; delivering bulk nourishments to the wards; and using specialized equipment connected with nutrition services.
  • Answers customers' questions, and provides information on procedures or policies, contributes positively to the patient care experience.
  • Replenishes food supplies and monitors supply levels by preparing requisitions for supervisor’s signature; ordering food and non-food products; and issuing requisitioned items.
  • Participates in the cleaning of dining and kitchen areas by washing and sanitizing of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, serving counters, tables and chairs.
  •  Assists cooks in basic food preparation by cooking grilled items; panning up food; and prepping food items.
  • Inspects, cleans, sanitizes and services various machines, tools and equipment used in the food preparation process by cleaning and washing tools & equipment; placing and storing of clean equipment; and maintaining a thorough approach in a clean and sanitized work environment.
  • Assists in preparing and documenting daily reports by making temperature checks for food & equipment; checking inventory sheets, payroll sheets and sanitation checklists; and completes other departmental reports as assigned.
  • Reports unsafe or unsanitary conditions by observing and ensuring no unsafe practices are found in the workplace; and reporting to immediate supervisor or other supervisory/managerial personnel if unsafe or unsanitary conditions are observed or found.

The 2606 Senior Food Service Worker also performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications - Required

1.    Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; AND

2.    One (1) year of work experience in the operation of a large, high-volume food service organization. Experience includes tray line operations, quality control, cafeteria/catering services, inventory management, or equipment monitoring in an institutional setting such as a hospital, correctional facility, cafeteria, long-term care facility, or other large high-volume food service organization.

*One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience using the nutrition software program CBORD
  • One (1) year of experience working with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, EPIC
  • One (1) year of experience as a Diet clerk in an acute care setting

Additional Information

Electronic Health Record (EHR)
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  T

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e., weakens the seal between the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.  

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, medical examination, and/or drug test.

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

  • Conviction History
  • Employee Benefits Overview
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Copies of Application Documents
  • Disaster Service Workers
  • Hiring Process

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Diane Zhou at [email protected] or (415)554-2913.

- Commitment to providing first-class care and service to all members of the DPH service population, with heightened sensitivity and awareness to racial, ethnic, and culturally diverse members of the DPH’s workforce and patient populations.

- Desire and commitment to lead and participate in antiracism, racial justice, and equity work that impacts quality of patient care, and improvements in employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to push and drive change in these areas.

- Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse workforce and patient population.

- Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, and sexuality.

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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