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Senior Food Service Worker (Limited Term)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Food Service Worker (Limited Term)

Job Category:

UC Merced Continuous Recruitment


Temporary General

Position Code:




Closing Date:

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool.


$16.80 hourly



Background check:

Background check is required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Under supervision, incumbents perform semi-skilled food preparation, serving and general maintenance duties in a kitchen or dining area.

Culinary Production:
Prepares assigned simple culinary duties daily; Maintains Food Production Service Records; Maintains service, portion control, safety and sanitation assurance within a specific area; Employs effective and timely professional techniques with regards to food preparation, portion control, utilizing leftover food items, recognizing safety, budget and quality factors; Works with perishable products inspecting for freshness and safety during production, service and storage; Adjusts refrigeration and heating techniques to ensure products remain safe for consumption. Identifies problem areas and brings to the attention of the supervisor; Prepares food items for catered events or special meals; Ensures that items meet the client s needs.

Training & Oversight:
Offer guidance to food service workers and/or student workers; Staff training in food production and sanitation; Serves on interview committees as needed; Assures that standards for freshness and quality of product are consistently met; Assures that food service worker and/or student staff is utilizing appropriate cleaning agents for each job; Assists in assigning specific jobs to food service worker and/or student staff throughout the shift, keeping staff on task and able to meet multiple deadlines.

Cash Handling:
Maintains all cash handling and change bank procedures consistent with University and Campus Dining policies; Uses cash register to process customer orders in a fast, efficient and polite manner; Takes cash, cards, and other forms of payment; Examines meal cards to verify customer identification; Count register drawer and deposit to verify accuracy, verifies register readings; Notifies supervisor of any necessary corrections on prices or meal accounts; Complete all cashier forms accurately and completely; Complete daily deposits for cash drawers and utilize the change fund to bring drawers back to original coinage/paper money breakdown.

Dining Services is comprised of residential dining, retail operations, convenience store, and campus catering operation serving special events across campus, and an onsite campus commissary where local goods and ready to eat products are produced.

This is a temporary employment pool for a Senior Food Service Worker. This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on June 30, 2020.


High school or a General Education Diploma.

Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.

Two years culinary experience in a high volume culinary environment.

Ability to perform basic mathematical equations.

Ability to communicate, read, write and follow oral and written instructions in English.

Legible handwriting.

Ability to enter information into data terminals.

To Apply:

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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