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Food Service Worker I - Extra Help (Open)

Company: San Mateo Medical Center
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:


San Mateo County is seeking Food Service Workers I's - Extra Help to perform a variety of work involving the preparation, serving, and storage of food; assisting in maintaining the kitchen and other dining areas in a clean and sanitary condition; performing routine tasks related to delivering food and supplies; and possibly serving as cashiers and/or servers in a cafeteria. The current vacancies are in the San Mateo Medical Center to cover varied shifts. There are currently two (2) part-time extra help vacancies.

Under general supervision, perform a variety of work involving the preparation, serving, storage, and delivery of food; assist in maintaining kitchen and other dining areas in clean and sanitary condition; and perform routine office tasks related to ordering, receiving, and delivering food and supplies.

Food Service Worker I is the entry/trainee level. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn a full range of Food Service Worker duties. As experience is gained there is greater independence of action within established guidelines. This classification is flexibly staffed with Food Service Worker II and incumbents may advance to the next level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiencies which meet the higher level qualifications.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist Cooks in the preparation of meals, as directed.
  • Prepare food for cooking by peeling, cutting, or slicing.
  • Prepare salads, sandwiches, beverages, and simple desserts.
  • Set up tray lines and/or individual trays.
  • Serve cafeteria and/or patient meals.
  • May visit patients, assist with menu selections, and deliver/retrieve trays.
  • May direct activities on a portion of a tray line or in a dish room.
  • May direct the work of juvenile detainees or adult inmates who are assigned to clean and prepare food or assist in related routine tasks defined by supervisors at specific facilities.
  • Clean items used in the kitchen such as dishes, pots, pans, containers, carts, and equipment.
  • Clean facilities including sweeping, mopping, and sanitizing work areas such as floors, storage spaces, and trucks; empty garbage cans.
  • Assist with supplies and deliveries including signing for, bringing in, and/or storing items.
  • Perform basic office tasks such as answering phones, taking and relaying messages, and checking catering schedules.
  • Drive a truck or van to deliver food and supplies; may maintain basic records related to vehicle use such as mileage and service reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:
    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required
    knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

    Knowledge of:
    • Basic kitchen cleaning and sanitation methods.
    • Operation and care of kitchen equipment.
    • Proper lifting techniques.
      Skill/Ability to:
      • Prepare simple foods and beverages.
      • Interact cooperatively with others including staff, patients, inmates and members of the public.
      • Work rapidly under pressure.
      • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
      • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness.
      • Maintain basic records.
      • Direct the work of juvenile detainees or adult inmates assigned to assist in basic food service activities at specific facilities.
      • Operate a truck or van.
      • Lift, carry or push materials, supplies or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
      • Walk or stand for long periods of time.


        If you are interested in being considered forthese extra help positions, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
        • Cover letter
        • Resum
          Please include the words 'Food Service Worker I - Extra Help ' in the subject line of the email submission. Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:

          Ron Senior,Director of Food and Nutrition Services

          Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

          Apply immediately! These positions could be filled at any time. Do not miss out on this opportunity to work with a great team!

          NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (Resume and responses to the supplemental questions) will not be considered.

          The County of San Mateo may require that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or comply with weekly COVID-19 testing. Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County's .

          At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day. County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

          HR Contact: Wendy Young (060222) (Food Service Worker I - S038)

          Please visit for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification.

          Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo.All benefits are subject to change.

          As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities.Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you.

          County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked.

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