2606 Senior Food Service Worker

Recruitment #TEX-2606-096437


2606 Senior Food Service Worker

Department of Public Health

4/24/2020 - The announcement has been reopened to accept additional applicants. Candidates who applied previously between 2/7/2020 - 2/21/2020 remain under consideration and need not reapply. 

Appointment Type:  Temporary Exempt (TEX). This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


Location: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110


Shift: Shifts may vary depending on the needs of the department.  


The Department of Public Health (DPH) currently has one vacancy at ZSFG, however this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for the next six months. Positions may be located at:

·     Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

·    Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

·    DPH Community Oriented Primary Care Centers

Both hospitals are open on a twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) day per week basis; therefore employees may be required to work nights, evening shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.

General Job Description: Under supervision, the 2606 Senior Food Service Worker performs a variety of tasks in connection with the preparation, storage and serving of foodstuffs, including dietary foods; may supervise a small group of Food Service Workers in an assigned food service activity; ensures that assigned dining and kitchen areas and equipment are kept clean and in good repair; and performs related duties as required. Essential functions include:

·        Acts as lead worker or team leader to a small group of food service workers by setting up tray line and clean-up operations; scheduling and assigning duties to meet meal schedules; inspecting their work to maintain department standards; training new food service workers in the performance of their tasks; orienting them on department policies and procedures; giving oral & written instructions and demonstrations to promote satisfactory performance; auditing cash; and participating in Performance Improvement projects.

·       Checks tray line and trays by verifying the completeness of all necessary items on the tray, proper appearance of the tray, proper placement of items and condiments on the tray; and checking the speed of the tray line in order to provide proper nourishment and prompt service to patients and cafeteria customers.

·       Assists in the preparation, distribution and serving of all diets by working in special diet stations; preparing standard formulas; delivering bulk nourishments to the wards; and using specialized equipment connected with nutrition services.

·      Answers customers' questions, and provides information on procedures or policies, contributes positively to the patient care experience.

·      Replenishes food supplies and monitors supply levels by preparing requisitions for supervisor’s signature; ordering food and non-food products; and issuing requisitioned items.

·        Participates in the cleaning of dining and kitchen areas by washing and sanitizing of dishes, pots, pans,  utensils, serving counters, tables and chairs.

·        Assists cooks in basic food preparation by cooking grilled items; panning up food; and prepping food items.

·        Inspects, cleans, sanitizes and services various machines, tools and equipment used in the food preparation process by cleaning and washing tools & equipment; placing and storing of clean equipment; and maintaining a thorough approach in a clean and sanitized work environment.

·        Assists in preparing and documenting daily reports by making temperature checks for food & equipment; checking inventory sheets, payroll sheets and sanitation checklists; and completes other departmental reports as assigned.

·        Reports unsafe or unsanitary conditions by observing and ensuring no unsafe practices are found in the workplace; and reporting to immediate supervisor or other supervisory/managerial personnel if unsafe or unsanitary conditions are observed or found.

The 2606 Senior Food Service Worker also performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; AND

2. One (1) year of work experience in the operation of a large, high-volume food service organization. Experience includes tray line operations, quality control, cafeteria/catering services, inventory management, or equipment monitoring in an institutional setting such as a hospital, correctional facility, cafeteria, long-term care facility, or other large high-volume food service organization.


One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience using the nutrition software program CBORD
  • One (1) year of experience working with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, EPIC
  • One (1) year of experience as a Diet clerk in an acute care setting


Verification of Experience: 

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification


Verification of Education:

If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

·     Select the desired job announcement

·      Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

·      Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”

·      Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Emily Lee, by telephone at 415-554-2913or by email at Emily.Lee@sfdph.org

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications for this position.

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

·     Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

·       Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 31003109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.


Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.


Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.


Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Information on requesting Reasonable ADA Accommodation: 
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Issued: February 7, 2020, Reissued April 24, 2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-2606-096437



All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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