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Kitchen Assistant (Clerk I) Extra - Help Temporary

Bilingual English/Spanish Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Recruitment #20-BAX-KK



Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received.

*Base pay is $19.17 plus $2.00 per hour differential (certain employees may qualify)     


THE JOB: Under direct supervision, the person in this position is responsible for assisting cooks with the preparing and serving nutritious meals for residents and employees of a County Correctional Facility (Jail or Juvenile Hall). Other duties are the caring for equipment, utensils, supplies and work areas. They may be asked to do other work as required. There is an immediate need for extra-help (temporary) employment in our Correctional Facilities. (Assignment is scheduled to end March 31, 2021)

Training and Experience:

No specific training or experience is required, we will train you.


• Some knowledge of office/kitchen procedures and practices.


• Perform clerical/kitchen work involving a degree of independent judgment and requiring speed and accuracy.

• Quickly learn the specific operations of the office/kitchen to which assigned.

• Understand and follow oral and written directions.

• Operate standard office/kitchen equipment.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public and others.

• Make simple arithmetic computations.

• Spell correctly.

• Write neatly and legibly.

• Maintain simple records.

• Do alphabetical filing.

• Exercise discretion and judgment in caring for materials transported and kitchen equipment. Adjust schedules to meet
  changing priorities (required for some positions).

• Type at a moderate rate of speed (required for some positions).

• Lift up to 40 or 60 pounds (required for some positions).

• Stand for long periods of time (required for some positions).

• Work in a noisy environment (required for some positions).

Selection Plan

The Hiring Process: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

If you are contacted to move forward in our recruitment process, please be prepared for an in-person interview, on-site. Physical distancing will be maintained.  

As part of our hiring process for these critical positions, a conviction history must be completed. Additionally, you will be required to be fingerprinted. We will review background and fingerprint results on a case-by-case basis, considering the individual type of conviction and recency of the conviction.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and mail/bring application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license from the start of employment is required for some positions.

Special Working Conditions: Some positions may occasionally have exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions, high levels of noise, strong, unpleasant odors, possible sunburn, bodily injury or contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

County of Santa Cruz



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