Job ID: 104455 Location: Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA) Full/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Department Name Culinary Services
Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $2,184 to $3,521 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $2,184 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Summary Benefits link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline This position is open until filled.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the Executive Chef and with additional lead work direction provided by other management of the Culinary Services team, the incumbent within the Food Service Series is responsible for meal and menu planning; food preparation, serving, cleans-up, maintenance of food service equipment, utensils and work areas. Under general supervision, the Food Service Worker I (FSW I) will assist in the preparation and/or serving of food and beverage and is responsible for cleaning and maintaining culinary equipment and work areas within established standards. This position will assist in training and providing work direction to student employees, and may recommend items for ordering to the Food Service Worker Lead and/or Management personnel.
Under general supervision, the major duties for the Food Service Worker I include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Arrives to work groomed, clean hair and hands in a clean, unwrinkled uniform; - Adheres to uniform guidelines; - Prepares and serves quality food and beverage in a timely manner per Sous Chef guidelines; - Relieves cooks, bakers, meat cutters by performing routine operations such as stirring foods, greasing pans, and grinding meat; - Maintains work area(s) in accordance with set standards; - Follows all health and safety guidelines; - Provides effective leadership and training for student employees on job functions for a specified area; - Provides work direction to student employees and solves problems and adjusts priorities; - Maintains cash drawers and change funds; operate a POS; secures cash per cash guidelines and maintains a cash accuracy level of +/- $2.00 from master journal tapes or safe counts; - Restocks food and paper products; - Attends meetings and assists in planning, organizing and assigning tasks to students; - Fosters and delivers exceptional service and food products following established guidelines.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Work primarily takes place in one of the various kitchens around Sonoma State University. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors; work conditions include standing and moving for long periods of time in a hot kitchen. Overtime, evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs, including working the University's commencement day which is regularly scheduled in May. Position must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator.
Qualifications Requires a working knowledge of the methods for cleaning and preparing foods as well as cooking and storing foods; proper methods of arranging dining room furniture, setting tables and serving meals; various types of food service utensils, and equipment; and sanitation and safety measures in a food service environment. Requires the ability to portion servings, follow directions, keep records, read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position, and maintain good working relationships with others. Requires excellent customer service skills; ability to provide effective leadership to student assistants working in this program; ability to work independently and have the ability to motivate self and others toward a common goal; ability to operate in a professional, fast-paced environment, ability to receive constructive feedback and work as a member of a team while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students of the campus community. The Food Service Worker I must display a professional and hospitable attitude to all. They will communicate verbally with guests, coworkers and supervisors respectfully.
The Food Service Worker I must possess and maintain a food handler card, which has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This position requires the physical ability to frequently life, carry, and transport objects averaging 50 pounds, stand and walk for long periods of time, regularly use hands, fingers, and arms as well as speak and hear.
Requires a current, valid California Driver's License and the ability to work indoors and outdoors, as well on nights, holidays and weekend hours. Must successfully pass a pre-placement physical.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at hire or within 30 days of hire.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click Apply Now to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.