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Asst 1/Food Preparation: Lakeview Elementary

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Job Title Asst 1/Food Preparation
Vacancy # 03820817A
Position #
# of Openings 1
Category Child Nutrition Services
Employment HRCL
Salary Lane 1 / $16.49
Calendar Days 180 School
Published Date 11/15/2023
Target Fill Date 12/20/2023 
Closing Date 12/20/2023 
Location Lakeview Elementary
2899 West 1390 North
Provo, UT 84601
Experience 0-1
Degrees / Certificates
Contact Information:
Tara Scarpino
Child Nutrition Coordinator

Tel: 801-374-4855 
E-Mail: [email protected] 

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Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment found in a commercial kitchen; and using pertinent software applications.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; quantity food preparation and handling; food nutrition and health; and sanitation practices.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with others; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem-solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem-solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with interruptions.

Responsibilities include: working with immediate supervision; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to affect the organization’s services.

Work Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 0% sitting, 50% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard-free environment.

Experience: Job-related experience is desired.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing

Certificates and Licenses
Food Handler's Permit or ServSafe certification

Continuing Educ./Training
Regularly as needed to perform changing essential functions of the position;
Annually to meet the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Professional Standards requirements

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance 
Asst 1 / Food Preparation
Purpose Statement
The job of Asst 1 / Food Preparation is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the food service program at an assigned location with specific responsibilities for cooking food items that meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students or school personnel; verifying quantities and specifications of orders; and maintaining facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.

This job reports to the Manager/Supervisor

Essential Functions
  • Attends work regularly to fulfill duties specific to the assignment for the purpose of providing quality educational experiences and continuity for assigned students, parents, and the overall school community.
  • Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Cleans utensils, equipment, storage, food preparation, and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining required sanitary conditions.
  • Cooks food, prepared and/or from scratch, for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional and projected meal requirements.
  • Estimates food preparation amounts and adjusts recipes if required for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste.
  • Evaluates prepared foods for flavor, appearance, and temperature for the purpose of providing items that will be accepted by students and/or staff.
  • Maintains equipment, storage, food preparation, and serving areas in a sanitary condition for the purpose of complying with current health standards.
  • Performs functions of other nutritional services positions, as requested by the supervisor for the purpose of ensuring adequate staff coverage within site nutritional services operations.
  • Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.
  • Stocks food, condiments, and supplies for the purpose of maintaining adequate quantities and security of items.
Other Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Application Procedure
Complete and Submit the Online Application

Attach the following documents to the online application:
  • Current Resume 
This position is open until filled.
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