Food Services Manager(s)

Arlington Public Schools-2
Arlington, VA, US
Closing date
Dec 29, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Supervisor / Manager, Support Staff, Nutrition / Food Services
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POSTING DATE: 07/27/2020


LOCATION: To Be Determined

POSITION TITLE: Food Services Manager(s)


Arlington Public Schools (APS) requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen (i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, and/or Johnson and Johnson). As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

Human Resources is accepting applications for the Food Services Manager(s) applicant pool. Incumbents may be hired for one of the following positions: Substitute Manager (hourly-at-will position with no benefits); Or Floater Manager; Or Manager I & II (Elementary); Or Manager III (Middle); Or Manager IV (High School). These are benefits eligible positions. NOTE: Once hired, an employee may be reassigned to another work location, work schedule, work assignment, etc. at the discretion of APS. Interviews & hiring will be conducted on an as needed basis during the 2020-2021 School Year; Effective date to be determined pending students returning to school buildings.


The following may not include all duties required to perform: • Plans and manages the receipt, storage, warming and serving of food delivered daily; • Works with central kitchen management to organize food and supplies deliveries, to resolve problems, and to obtain emergency supplies and assistance; • Plans cost-effective food service program, to include planning the ordering, inventory, portioning, and other aspects of assigned school food services operations; • Orders supplies via the central kitchen or directly from vendor for direct-delivery items such as dairy goods; •Supervises and manages food service, storage and cashiering operations; • Participates in internal and State Department of Health sanitation inspection; • Trains staff, assigns and inspects work, conducts performance evaluations, takes necessary disciplinary action, and maintains records of hours worked; • Works with school and community groups to organize and carry out food services for special events; • Represents school as needed with community and parents; • Maintains financial records; • Ability to manually move, shelve, stack, or raise from floor to table or serving area on, at times, a wet and slippery floor, heavy objects (pots, pans, trays, and food supplies) weighing up to 35 pounds; to stand for considerable periods; • Ability to work in areas which are often uncomfortable, warm, and noisy; • Must follow safety precautions to avoid injuries, minor cuts, bruises, burns, scalds. Duties may require exposure to extreme temperatures, hot kitchen the walk-in refrigerator and freezers. Performs related work as required, or assigned; • Performs related work as required or assigned.


Good knowledge of the procedures, practices, operations and equipment of institutional food preparation; including knowledge of the safe operation of a variety of household and commercial food preparatory equipment. Ability to organize, supervises, train, and evaluate subordinates. Ability to manage and participate in the storing and serving functions in a quantity cookery program, to promote the program, maintain food at required temperatures, and to operate cash registers, manage accounts, etc. Ability to work cooperatively with students, parents, school staff, coworkers, and vendors with courtesy, tact, patience, and consistency.


Graduation from high school or possession of GED and some institutional food service experience; and/or other experience at the level of Food Service Worker II; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and ability for perform all job responsibilities. Must possess Arlington County Food Service Manager Certification.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES : Outside applicants must submit an online Classified application; must attach copy of Food Service Manager Certification, and copy of high school diploma or GED. Current APS employees must submit an online TRANSFER in-district application (MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT APPLICATION), attach copy of Food Services Manager Certification, and copy of high school diploma or GED. NOTE: It is the policy of the Arlington School Board, as stated in Policy G-2.30, Employee Relations - Equal Employment Opportunity - that "Employment opportunities shall not be restricted, abridged or otherwise adversely affected on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and/or disability."

Online application steps:

1. Log in to your application and select the appropriate application (Current APS employees interested in transferring must select the Employee Transfer Application). If you are a new online application user, please register with the online system, then proceed to Step 2. 2. to your application, select the appropriate application, click the Start Application button at the bottom of the page. 3. Click the Continue/Save button at the bottom of each web page until you reach the Employment Openings page of the application. 4. On the Employment Openings page, click the Add Job button. 5. Select the position you would like to apply for from the drop-down list. 6. Click the Add Another button to add a different position to your application or if you have finished click the Continue button and proceed to Step 7. 7. Once you have finished selecting the job(s) click the Continue button at the bottom of each web page and submit the application. (You will need to complete the Applicant Testimony and Applicant's Authorization Statement every time you re-submit your application). 8. Click the Submit button on the left. 9. Click the Submit Application button to finish applying for an APS position(s). 10. APPLICATION STATUS NOTE : Your application will be reviewed for the specific skills & experience required for the job. Due to a high volume of interest, not all applicants can expect a phone call. Thank you for your interest in Arlington Public Schools.


Applicants must follow instructions listed above.

Depending on position/level being hired, hourly rate range from $14.81 to $37.56.

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