City of Fort Wayne

Food Service Assistant

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Working under the direction of the Food Service Supervisor, the position helps coordinates food service and concessions operations, and assists in other food service programs and activities as required.
Job Code: 2020026
Posted On: Wednesday, 24th June 2020
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 25-30 hours per week average. Flexible shedule with some evenings, weekends, & holidays
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $10.00 - $11.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Food Service Supervisor, the position helps coordinates food service and concessions operations, and assists in other food service programs and activities as required. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assumes some of the Food Service Supervisor duties in his/her absence;
  • Assists with coordination of food services operations including but not limited to; concessions, “Kid’s Café”, “Summer Lunch Program”; and other food service programs;
  • Ensures safety, compliance, and reporting as it related to the Allen County Board of Health and all other food service organizations;
  • Assists with directing the activities of seasonal staff member(s) assigned specifically to the food service area.”
  • Assists with maintaining all food service records and food related training;
  • Assists with inventory, and pricing for food related operations;
  • Assists with nutrition programs as needed;
  • Assists in training and supervising staff and volunteers in food service areas;
  • Assists with determining and securing resources needed including facilities, staff, equipment, supplies, instructors, etc.;
  • Assists with the implementation  and reporting of assigned grant sponsored programs;
  • Assists with implementation of specialized classes, activities, and programs related to food service;
  • Monitors, supervises, and evaluates activities, as well as instructs volunteers, and any subordinate staff;
  • Prepares and submits reports as needed;
  • Sets up and/or cleans up facilities and is responsible for building security;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Power Point;
  • Communicates with staff, volunteers, employees, participants, and the general public.

MARGINAL DUTIES

Assists with other activities/services as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists with supervision of several seasonal/temporary, and part-time employees, instructors, and volunteers..  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year of successful experience in the food service industry

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective leadership and role model relationship with participants;

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Required for Continued Employment

  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department).
  • ServSafe Certification to be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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