Food Service Worker

Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
September 2, 2023
Anoka, MN
Job Type


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Job Class: Food Service Worker
Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 09/02/2023
  • Closing Date: 09/12/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Anoka Metro Trt Ctr AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: Adult Mental Health / Dietary General
  • Work Shift: Day
  • Work Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $17.17 - $22.72 / hourly; $35,850 - $47,439 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
  • Work Area: AMRTC
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

The Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving adults with mental illness is looking for a Food Service Worker to serve meals and to perform necessary food service duties in a fast paced kitchen.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Routine work in the preparation and service of food.
  • Performs routine tasks involved in food preparation, food service, dishwashing, and cleaning the food service area, following HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point regulations (HACCP)
  • Prepares small quantities of food for special diets
  • Washes dishes and utensils
  • Cleans equipment, cupboards and furniture
  • Operates a dishwashing machine
  • Observes standard sanitation and safety standards
  • Performs related work as required
  • Operates electric cart to deliver meal trays
  • Provide a safe and secure facility


Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of materials and methods used in preparing food and the use of cooking utensils and large scale food service equipment. Some knowledge of food values, nutrition, food safety HACCP and infection control
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication and instruction
  • Exercise manual dexterity and motor coordination in order to perform repetitive duties, rapidly, and efficiently
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours, lifting of up to 50 pounds, and perform repetitive duties
  • Knowledge of operating a Cushman cart (electric cart) while pulling carts for delivery of food items following safety standards
  • Stand walk (majority of the shift), bend, carry, push and handle items when performing duties

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Christy Holm at

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to April Blakesley at .

About Human Services Dept

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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