Food Service Worker II

September 16, 2023
San Jose, CA
Job Type



Under supervision, to assist in the preparation and serving of food in large quantities; and to lead a small group of subordinates in an assigned food service activity.

Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take in-person examination tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Typical Tasks

  • Cooks eggs, bacon and other short order items;
  • Assists in the preparation of meats, vegetables, sauces, gravies, pastries, and desserts;
  • Prepares sandwiches, salads, salad dressings; desserts, and drinks;
  • Performs tray-line activities such as serving food portions, checking trays, or calling items;
  • Checks tallies to determine proper food quantities;
  • Washes pots, pans and dishes;
  • May drive a truck in delivery of food to outlying buildings;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards
Sufficient training, education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the above typical tasks and the possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through possession of a high school diploma or equivalent;


One (1) year of experience with high volume food preparation in a commercial / industrial / institutional kitchen setting, which included cleaning of appliances, equipment and premises.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a California ServSafe Food Handler Certificate is desirable.
  • Lead/supervisory experience is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Authorization.

Knowledge of:

  • Food preparation and serving practices;
  • Kitchen cleaning and sanitation methods;
  • Operation and care of kitchen equipment;
  • Proper lifting techniques;
  • Basic arithmetic.

Ability to:

  • Read and write in English;
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Perform a full range of food service duties;
  • Exercise independent judgment;
  • Lead and supervise subordinate staff assigned to food service activities;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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