Senior Food Service Worker (Limited Term)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 12, 2020
Senior Food Service Worker (Limited Term)
UC Merced Continuous Recruitment
Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This
is a temporary employment pool.
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
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.
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
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
Two years culinary experience in a high volume culinary
Ability to perform basic mathematical equations.
Ability to communicate, read, write and follow oral and written
instructions in English.
Ability to enter information into data terminals.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
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
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.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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