Specialist, Food Logistics & Distribution - Nutrition Services (2020-21)

Oakland, CA, US
$56,988.50 - $57,999.10 / Per Year
Nov 20, 2020
Ref: 7948


Specialist, Food Logistics & Distribution


Assigned Supervisor


Nutrition Services






261 days / 7.5 hours or duty days and hours as assigned


Created: May 2020



BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision, plans and organizes the distribution and transportation of all food and beverage product from the Central Kitchen to OUSD sites and / or other client and event locations; ensures compliance with proper food handling, storage and safety procedures; liaises with delivery drivers, production and warehouse staff to ensure order accuracy, timeliness, and efficient distribution and delivery.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.


Ensure compliance with proper food handling, storage and transport procedures, and cold chain process and documentation; follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for food safety and sanitation, final product quality assurance, order assembly and picking, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans.

Provide support and training to food delivery drivers for order accuracy, proper storage, transport and delivery of all food and beverage product to sites.

Assemble prepared meals, all meal components, beverages, and snacks into specified staging areas for site routes and driver pick-up.

Liaise with Chef, Production Manager, Production Assistants, Drivers and Warehouse staff to coordinate and execute all outgoing orders.

Follow all workplace procedures, OSHA safety regulations, schedules, and exemplify all Nutrition Services standards of conduct.

Ensure all food preparation, storage and delivery areas are clean and organized; ensure all outgoing final products are labelled, dated, and staged for route pick-up.

Complete all reports and documentation for food chain management, order accuracy, and quality control / assurance.

Prioritize responsibilities and meet established timelines and deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, work with frequent interruptions, work alone and/or with and around other people.

Operate a variety of kitchen equipment utilized in food processing, storage and transport facilities including hand trucks, speed racks, dollies, pallet jacks, and etc….

Demonstrate courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with coworkers, OUSD staff, students, clients, and visitors alike; act in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Maintain confidentiality of work-related issues, records and OUSD information.

Perform other related duties as required.


The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.


Planning, organization and operation of a high volume nutrition services program

Federal, state and local codes and regulations governing food handling, storage and transport, and public nutrition services

Food and beverage inventory and routing systems, techniques, and best practices for food chain quality control and assurance

Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation, distribution and storage, and HACCP procedures

Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations

Principles of record keeping and records management

Principles and practices of effective customer service

Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient food preparation

Diversity, sensitivity and competence with regard to issues of race, learning or other ability, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality or other orientations or cultural markers

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation

Computer software, hardware, and related technology


Plan, organize and execute all daily activities around order fulfillment, quality control / assurance, and food chain management

Prepare documentation, records and other information relating to receiving, distribution, logistics and inventories.

Assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands and work with frequent interruptions

Move, sort and stage all outbound product, read product tags, and follow established SOPs

Operate a variety of machines and equipment including, but not limited to, hydraulic pallet jacks, hand trucks, speed racks, dollies, food transport cabinets, and others.

Perform general math calculations, and inventory and records management tasks

Identify potential food safety hazards, and verify OUSD compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations

Follow verbal and written instructions and procedures

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients

Promote and enforce safe work practices, and report unsafe work environments and practices

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people of diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds

Work independently and/or with a team of other people

Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment


Associate of Arts degree or its equivalency (2 years of similar and relevant work level experience = 1 year of college). A combination of experience and education may be used to meet the Associate Degree requirement; however, the work experience years used to qualify for the Associate Degree requirement cannot be used to meet the work requirement

Four (4) years of demonstrated experience food preparation facilities with relevant experience in warehousing and logistics; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid Servsafe Food Safety Certificate

Valid California Driver's License


Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



Commercial Kitchen, food service production warehouse, refrigerated prep rooms, walk-in freezers, walk-in refrigerators, fast-paced work; constant interruptions.


Consistent mental alertness; standing for extended periods of time; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns and cuts; frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone.


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Primary Location: Nutrition Services
Salary Range: $56,988.50 - $57,999.10 / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name: Eyana Spencer
Title: Program Manager
Phone: 510 879-1700
Email: eyana.spencer@ousd.org

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