Kitchen Specialist II

Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6
Greeley, CO, US
Position Type:
Nutrition Services - Classified/Kitchen Specialist

Date Posted:

Nutrition Services

Closing Date:

Kitchen Specialist II, Nutrition Services

Classification: Non-Exempt

Date Posted: March 18, 2023

Salary: $16.55 per hour/Range 14
Additional salary credit may be given for internal transfers and recent Greeley-Evans School District 6 rehires, up to $26.54 per hour

Contract Length/ Days: (2022-2023/ 175 Days)

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit-eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date). To learn more about our benefits, please see our Benefits Overview.

Paid Leave: Depending on your position, the District offers a variety of leave options, including sick leave, discretionary leave, vacation and paid holidays. More information about leave options available to Classified employees can be found in the Board of Education Policy Manual.

Reports to: Nutrition Area Supervisor

Deadline for application: Until filled

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1-year institutional food service experience
  • Proven proficiency as a Kitchen Specialist I
  • Knowledge of large quantity food preparation and health department standards of sanitary food practices.
Performs various functions related to the preparation and serving of food in a school environment, and for maintaining clean and sanitary equipment and facilities. Performs various functions related to the preparation and serving of food in a school environment, and for maintaining clean and sanitary equipment and facilities. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.

Essential Functions: (Performance of various tasks differs between schools; percentages are approximate.)
  • Prepares meals following instructions on standardized recipes.
  • Serves customers, maintains orderly food service line, deals with or reports discipline issues.
  • Portions food correctly to meet Federal, State, and Departmental guidelines. Serves as cashier, collects and accounts for money, and makes change for customers. Adjusts quantities of ingredients to accurately provide proper amounts of food. Operates various types of equipment used in food preparation or cleaning. Washes serving trays, utensils, dishes pans, etc., used in food preparation or service. Mops and cleans kitchen work area, and cleans other equipment and facilities as required. Assists in taking inventory of food and non-food supplies
  • Assists in stocking storage areas with food and non-food supplies following the First In First
  • Out FIFO procedure. Manages kitchen in the absence of the manager when needed. Assists with new employee training. Accurately record food quantities on the production worksheets. Ensures all safety and sanitation are followed by self and staff Attend training programs and workshops Serves as the primary cook for items produced on-site.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Judgment and Decision Making
Work is assigned by Nutrition Services Kitchen Manager. This position requires application of position knowledge to determine the most efficient means to complete assigned duties while meeting federal, state, department, and district guidelines. Work is guided by Health Department regulations, federal program requirements and procedures, and department and district policies and procedures. Decision making requires collaboration with Nutrition Services Kitchen Manager, Nutrition Area Supervisors, and Nutrition Director.

Diversity of Duties
Duties require cross-training in large quantity food preparation, portion control, safety and sanitation, operation of institutional kitchen equipment, Health Department regulations, federal program requirements and procedures, department and district policies and procedures, and customer service. Duties impact individuals within the school on a daily basis.

Safety to Self and Others
High exposure to self to heat burns due to ovens, stoves and steam. Medium exposure to self to bruises due to bumping into equipment, to cuts due to knives and slicers, and to chemical burns due to cleaning supplies. Low exposure to self to fractured bones due to slipping on wet floors, to hernia due to lifting heavy items, to disease due to hepatitis and food poisoning, to repetitive motion injuries due to food preparation, to loss of limb due to mixer and slicer, to loss of sight due to chemicals, to disfigurement due to cleaners and burns, and to fatality due to use of gas stoves and driving if required. May expose other to injuries and/or disease if a person in this position fails to maintain cleanliness of work area/cafeteria, to operate equipment and handle cleaning supplies safely when others are present, and/or to ensure safe and sanitary preparation of food.

Other Duties:
Knowledge, Skills, and Mental Ability
  • Knowledge and skills sufficient to perform all duties of the position.
  • Prefers a work environment where flexibility, ability to deal with conflict, a high tolerance for stress, an ability to quickly internalize information and make informed decisions, and long hours are a part of the assignment.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Regular attendance is required for this position.

Work Environment: The majority of this position's duties are performed inside the school building, and individual has occasional exposure to noise from machinery and students. Some daily exposure to cooking equipment which can be injurious, and some periodic exposure to heat and heated elements, and to cold in refrigerated compartments. Some exposure to fumes and odors and limited exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards. May have some exposure to caustic and toxic chemicals used in cleaning.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk,; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 31 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds team lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Some may be required
Thank you for your interest in working for Greeley-Evans School District 6. Please feel free to contact our Human Resource Office at 970-348-6071 with any questions.

EEO/AAP Statement
Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

Complaint procedures have been established for current employees, prospective employees, and applicants for employment. The name of the responsible employee who has been identified as the Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator for the District is as follows:
Dr. Insoon Olson, Title IX Coordinator & Compliance Officer
1025 Ninth Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970-348-6104
Email address:

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