Nutrition Services Substitute Pool

Website Eugene 4J School District

Position SummaryGov. Kate Brown has directed that Oregon will implement a legal requirement that all public and private school teachers, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  “Fully vaccinated” is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate.

Nutrition Service Substitutes are assigned to various sites and work activity areas where regular Nutrition Service Workers are ill or otherwise absent. Substitutes are assigned on an on-call basis with variable hours.
Various nutrition service activities depending on job and location.
Report to work site on time and on short notice.
Make monetary change as necessary. Count USDA Child Nutrition program tickets for accurate reporting.
Provides exceptional customer service.
Contributes to a positive and productive work and learning environment.
Upholds the highest ethical standards for public employees.
Demonstrates a commitment to equity and diversity in everyday work.

Perform a variety of food preparation, serving, and sanitation tasks of limited complexity which can be easily learned. Although some food preparation is part of the job, emphasis is on work routines such as cleaning, sanitizing, stocking, storing, and serving. Food preparation is typified by tasks such as assembling sandwiches, salads, and other meals with limited cooking from a recipe. Employees may be assigned to one or more specific work areas, such as food preparation, serving, or dishwashing. Work may involve the safe operation and use of a dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, oven, steam table, mixer, and other electrical or mechanical nutrition service equipment. Perform other related work as required.

Essential Functions
Assemble meals and à la carte servings, such as sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. Clean and slice fresh fruits and vegetables to appropriate portions. Open and prepare canned fruit and vegetables for serving. Shred, slice, dice, and grate foods as required by recipes, menu item, or as part of an à la carte preparation.
Heat prepared foods such as soup, potato wedges, burritos, and omelets.
Set up and prepare serving areas. Clean and sanitize kitchen and eating areas throughout service day. Wash, sanitize, dry, and put away dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment. Sweep and mop kitchen or other serving and food storage area floors. May clean cafeteria tables.
Load, unload, stock, and store food stuff and cleaning supplies to maintain acceptable inventory levels.
Fill dispensers and set out milk or other beverages, trays, napkins, straws, condiments, silverware, plates, and other items; set up steam table, salad (offering) bar, and serving area.
Serve proper portion of each item, take food and equipment temperatures, and maintain operational logs as requested.
May assist with point of sale, assist in recording daily totals of items sold, or record remaining food and supplies after meal service.
Assist in training new employees, substitutes, temporary positions and student helpers.
Maintain regular and prompt attendance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform safe lifting techniques, including bending, lifting (up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis and up to 25 pounds routinely), and stocking of food and kitchen supply inventories.
Ability to stoop, twist, bend, reach, and grasp with high frequency. Weight ranges of items so handled, routinely up to 20 pounds.
Ability to do simple arithmetic computations, counts, calculations, and money changes.
Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to use basic technology for email, time reporting, scheduling, and other tasks.
Ability to understand and apply safety and health regulations for school food preparation and use of dishwashing equipment.
Ability to adapt to work routines, be flexible in work assignment area, and perform work independent of direct supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, and others, including during stressful situations.
Ability to learn and apply state and federal government requirements regarding serving quantities and nutritional components of the subsidized meals program. Ability to accurately judge food quantities.
Ability to stand for long periods of time on hard surfaced floors.
Ability to maintain good personal hygiene.
Ability to maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality regarding students, staff, and other individuals.
Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and prompt attendance.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education to perform tasks requiring mathematical computation, money change and comprehension of written instructions or;
Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the requisite abilities.
Ability to obtain and maintain an Oregon Food Handlers Card is a condition of employment.
Ability to successfully complete a physical examination.
Preferred Qualifications Experience in institutional food service is preferred.
Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in world language preferred.
Additional Information

Complete application in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail.  All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website.  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview.  Candidates are interviewed by appointment only.  If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.

Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J.  Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.


An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law.  If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District’s policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law.  Applicants wishing to claim veterans’ preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran’s disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans’ preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.

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