Job Opening

The Union Public School District is seeking applicants for the following position:

School Food Service Worker

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Assume the responsibilities and duties designated by the manager.  The staff employee is supervised by the manager and performs duties such as safe preparation and handling of food, cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities, serving of food, record keeping as required, and other related work as required.  This position will be as needed throughout the year. Must be available sometimes on short notice.


1. Each worker shall be able to read, write, and comprehend weights and measures on standardized recipes.

2. Ability and willingness to follow instructions, either written or verbal

3. Willingness to work in any situation when production kitchen is involved

4. Emotional stability and physical fitness to perform duties assigned at sufficient speed to carry out an efficient operation

5. Personal standards of appearance and dress code commensurate with those required by food service

6. Interest in food preparation and service

7. Courtesy and tact in dealing with people

8. Interest in children and school programs

9. Desire to put forth best effort in all assigned duties

10. Ability to perform physical work such as lifting 20+ pounds frequently, moving heavy supplies and equipment, and continuous standing

11. Ability and willingness to learn prescribed food preparation methods

12. Ability to furnish own transportation

13. Must clear a federal finger print background check and child abuse registry check

Reports to:

Cafeteria Manager and/or Director of Child Nutrition

Job Goal:

To serve the students attractive and nutritious meals in an atmosphere of efficiency, cleanliness, and friendliness

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Perform efficiently and to the best of his/her ability the duties assigned in relation to preparation of food, serving of food, cleaning all areas of the kitchen or other assigned duties in the time allotted

2. Attend training meetings as required

3. Report to work at designated time and remain on the job until dismissed by the manager

4. Notify the manager by 6:00 a.m. on the day to be missed due to illness

5. Maintain pleasant working relations with fellow employees by showing consideration for others, patience, respect, self-control, and other desirable character traits

6. Maintain desirable relations between school and community

7. Follow all policies of the UPSD Board of Education and instructions of the manager and/or director relating to safety measures, sanitation practices, personal standards, work techniques, and methods of performing duties

8. Perform duties involved in the safe preparation and handling of food, cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities, and handling of food

9. Maintain the trash and garbage collection area in a neat and sanitary fashion

10. Perform other duties as assigned

Salary Range:

Per Year

Shift Type:

Substitute (3)

For Application Packet and Further Information Contact:

Ruth Gainey

101 Forest Street

Union, MS  39365

(601) 774-8257 ext. 1329   

You may also download an application here.