Kitchen Manager - Elementary

Federal Way, WA, US
May 19, 2021
Kitchen Manager - Elementary
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Nutrition Services/Nutrition Services - School Sites

Date Posted:

Brigadoon Elementary

Date Available:

Closing Date:

Hours per Day:
3.75 / $19.16-21.65

Days of the Week:

Shift Times:
Breakfast 7:45-9:00 Lunch 10:00-12:30
Exact times TBD for 21/22 school year

Days per Year:



The Elementary Kitchen Manager is responsible for the positive promotion and operation of meal services to Elementary schools within the Nutrition Services Department of Federal Way School District. This position is responsible to serve quality meals that are safe, sanitary and follow Nutrition Services Department protocol for all aspects of meal service at the school.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provide a positive, friendly, efficient and responsible meal service to the students and staff of the assigned building. Perform a variety of duties in the serving of food to students and staff with related set up and clean-up work. Promote school meals through advertising and promotions in the school.Communicate and serve meals to students. Issue tickets, receive cash, make change, account for number of free and reduced lunches and milk sold adhering to established procedures. Notify parent of lunch money due.Operate Point of sale system utilizing computer keyboards or keypads, computer screens, scanners, and printers and other equipment.Maintain confidentiality and dignity of students receiving free and reduced meals. Provide positive, professional and friendly service.Schedule serving time with principal and secretary and serve according to schedule each day. As allowed by individual schools, obtain student help through principal and secretary, plan and assign work to student helpers, and assume major share of actual work.Work cooperatively with the school in processing free and reduced lunch applications.Check condition and accuracy of count of food or packaged lunches as received upon arrival, and use directed procedures for display, serving, heating, portioning and ordering needed food or supplies.Maintain equipment and kitchen in a sanitary, clean and attractive condition. Notify Central Kitchen and/or school custodian of necessary equipment repairs in timely manner, and in detail according to department protocol. Maintain any kitchen or cafeteria displays according to allotted budget.Use proper safety standards in all aspects of serving and clean-up work.Responsible for providing complete meal service with fully prepared and up to date kitchen décor, signs and menus for the first day of school and after any school breaks.Attend all contracted meetings.
  • Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers.Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers.Federal Way School District requires employees to adhere and comply with the State of Washington and King County Department of Health food code.Maintain confidentiality and professional ethics in all dealings concerning private or protected information.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Current FWPS Employee or Guest Employee with Nutrition Services

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis

Past experience in service industry serving the public, cash handling experience
Working knowledge of basic computer applications
National School Lunch Program experience

Criminal background clearance
Possess and maintain a valid and current Food Handler's Permit
Adhere to attire protocol
Possess and maintain a valid Washington state driver's license

School board policies and procedures
Basic mathematics and reading

Continue professional growth
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently with little or no supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications in English
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Function in a calm, efficient, courteous and professional manner with staff, students and others
Work with large food preparation systems
Organize and establish priorities to complete job responsibilities to meet deadlines.
Direct and lead others to perform their job responsibilities at a high standard
Interact positively with a wide range of temperaments and personalities
Maneuver self, carts and food/supplies within constrained kitchen environment with heavy equipment, tables and carts
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand and walk, bend neck and back, and use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling.

The employee is frequently required to squat, stoop, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The position also requires driving, hearing, speaking, writing, and keyboarding.

The employee must constantly lift/handle at least 40 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/handle a maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull carts weighing at least 400 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires ability to work in low temperature environments such as walk in refrigerators or freezers, or work with food that is in a frozen or very hot state. Position also requires exposure to angry, frustrated, or aggressive individuals.

Work schedules are varied according to the available meal times of the building and may change according to building needs.

Position reports to Assistant Director of Nutrition Services.

Public School Employees Union (PSE) SEIU Local 1948

Level B in the Nutrition Services Department on the PSE Salary Schedule.

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Update 07/2015

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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