Job Details
Food Services Assistant
Opened until filled



$12.77 to $15.25 PER HOUR



Reporting to the Food Services Supervisor/Cook or designee to assist in the preparation and packaging of food items in a cafeteria, snack bar, or for food vending machines; to serve food and perform cashiering duties in a cafeteria or snack bar; and to maintain food service equipment and facilities in a safe, clean, and sanitary condition. Employees in this classification receive direct to general supervision within a framework of well-defined policies and procedures. This job class performs a wide variety of routine to responsible duties related to day-to-day food service/cafeteria operations as assigned.

  • Assists in preparing foods such as sandwiches, salads, salad dressings, hamburgers, and other hot/cold foods. Assists in preparing baked goods. Washes and prepares fruits and vegetables. Slices, assembles, mixes, stirs, blends, counts, weighs or measures a variety of ingredients used in food preparation activities. Wraps and/or packages food items into specified food portions for sale. Cooks and warms food for serving on site.
  • Cleans serving counters and storage/work areas to include walk-in iceboxes and freezers. Washes trays, plates, utensils, pots/pans, and serving equipment. Packages and properly stores leftover food and supplies. Assists in the setup, preparation, serving, and clean up foods for special functions as assigned.
  • Sets up serving counters/lines/food wells with appropriate food items and supplies. Dishes and serves food items to students and adults. Replenishes food items as needed during service. 
  • Inventories food on hand before /after meals/service. Restocks food items and supplies as needed; reports needs to supervisor. Directs and supervises student helpers during serving periods.
  • Performs cashiering duties; receives money and makes change.
  • Performs other related duties.
  1. Two year’s experience in food service or a customer service related capacity.
  2. Ability to pass “Food Services Assistant Applicant Written Test”: Must be able to complete simple ingredient measurements.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in a cafeteria or snack bar
  2. Safe Serve Certified 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The proper use and care of kitchen, cafeteria, and snack bar food serving utensils and equipment
  • Basic methods of quality food preparation
  • Proper food storage methods and procedures
  • Basic cleaning and sanitation methods and procedures related to food service operations
  • Learn and effectively apply proper sanitation and safety requirements associated with food  preparation
  • Understand and follow both oral and written instructions
  • Perform a variety of food preparation and cleaning tasks
  • Learn to operate assigned food service appliances and equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Assist in the preparation, serving, and packaging of food items
  • Prepare entrees, salads, and desert items as assigned
  • Accurately perform routine mathematical calculations using basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Accurately make change
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties such as lifting heavy cases or standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties



Selection Process:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.