Child Nutri Support Specialist - Giaudrone MS

Tacoma, WA, US
Nov 22, 2017
Grade Level
Middle School
Job Type
Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: September 1, 2019

FTE: 0.7500

Hours per day: 6.0

Salary Level: FS/1A/1

Union/Days per year: FS189 800

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Additional Information: Work Hours are 6:30am to 1:00pm

This position provides support to nutrition services activities at assigned schools/buildings by performing cashier functions; assists the cook manager with general kitchen duties and/or preparation of large food quantities; responsible for all fiscal records and data entry into Nutrition Services meal accounting system.


1. Performs cashiering functions during meal service to secure funds for food selection; accurately records daily meal data in Nutrition Services meal accounting system; prepares sales transaction documents; completes daily reports to record activities.

2. Reconciles receipts to meal counts; prepares and forwards money for daily bank deposits as instructed.

3. Assists the cook-manager in preparing and assembling standardized portions food items for the day's menu and any other items, as designated; may record food temperatures at regular intervals during heating of food items, as instructed.

4. Operates dishwashing, washing machine, and other kitchen equipment, as directed; performs
clean up duties in food preparation and servicing area; cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment
and utensils as assigned.

5. May serve food items to students and staff, as assigned.

6. Maintains neat and clean work environment; cleans and stores equipment and tools when job has been completed, as directed.

7. Follows proper safety and sanitation procedures.


1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by
participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.

2. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

3. Attends training meeting, as assigned.

4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement
and critical to the performance of the work.

Experiences frequent interruptions and inflexible deadlines; required to be precise; occasionally required to deal with difficult and sensitive situations and /or people; required, or may have to travel to District and other sites within the community; may be required to work extended hours as needed; required to operate kitchen equipment with moving parts; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or high noise levels; may work in freezer and/or refrigeration units for extended periods of time; may be required to shift and prioritize tasks; required to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods; required to perform repetitive tasks; required to perform movements, adopt applicable positions, and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals and clean up; required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 25 to 45 pounds and occasionally team lift/move up to 50 pounds in accordance with established guidelines and proper safety precautions, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications
Other information:

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent; recent successful experience in performing cashier duties at a school kitchen in the District; successful completion of required in-service; food service work experience, desirable; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment.
Valid and current Washington State Food Handlers Card.
Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.
Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.
Ability to score at the 80% level or higher on the arithmetic test required for the position.

Allowable Substitution
Additional experience as a food services manager may substitute for up to two years of the educational requirement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of safety and sanitation rules and procedures.
Knowledge of kitchen layouts and equipment placement.
Knowledge of product preparation and equipment operation.
Knowledge of English usage including spelling and reading.
Skill in logical thinking.
Skill in operating various commercial kitchen equipment.
Skill in communication.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.
Skill in promoting a quality customer service environment.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to learn operating procedures for institutional-sized kitchen work.
Ability to operate personal computer with applicable software applications.
Ability to read, understand, and follow written instruction.
Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand.
Ability to work effectively as a team.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations, compute, and manage change; track,
maintain, and project data accurately in the Nutrition Services meal accounting system.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.
Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism.
Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Ability to participate as a member of a team.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252,; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Steven Mondragon,, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell,, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250