Food Service Worker II (#RF0102)
$17.10-$20.78 Hourly / $2,963.78-$3,602.49 Monthly / $35,565.39-$43,229.95 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs food service work of average difficulty using basic cooking, baking and related skills and knowledge; serves as lead worker for employees performing routine food service work; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the second level in the Food Service Worker series. Incumbents assist cooks, bakers and others in preparing a wide variety of foods; independently prepare simple foods; act as a lead worker over employees performing routine food service work; and ensure that patient trays are prepared correctly.


  • Assists cooks in preparing a wide variety of food items; steam cooks and grills a variety of foods.
  • Assists cooks and bakers in preparing icings, fillings and in baking a variety of pastry and dessert items; routinely prepares and bakes foods such as doughnuts, puddings and rolls.
  • Maintains records of patient's menus and diet changes; prepares diet cards; identifies special patient needs; totals numbers and types of meals required; labels special items.
  • Prepares, portions and labels special diet items including salt-free, sugar-free, low-fat and pureed items; oversees preparation of patient trays; verifies amounts and types of food, beverage and condiment items.
  • Leads and participates in routine work assignments including washing and storage of dishes, equipment, pots and pans; delivery of food and supplies; salad preparation; portioning and serving food; setting up and serving eating areas; canteen service and related assignments.
  • Operates and balances cafeteria and canteen registers; sets up, operates and cleans equipment and areas used to prepare and serve food; may perform general cleaning duties.
  • May act as a cook, baker or meat cutter on a relief basis or for training purposes.


Experience: One year of experience in high-volume food service work including a minimum of six months at a level equivalent to Food Service Worker I in San Joaquin County service.

License: Possession of valid California driver's license.


Basic methods and techniques of volume food service work including simple preparation, serving, cleaning, sanitation and safety practices; basic units of measure; principles and techniques of public relations.


Understand and follow oral and written instructions: learn to assist in the volume preparation of full meals; lead others in the more routine aspects of volume food preparation, service and cleaning work; perform routine food preparation, service and cleaning work; count and perform routine arithmetic calculations including simple addition, subtraction and multiplication; make simple notations; read various scales of measure and portion items accurately; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; treat customers courteously; stand constantly; lift and carry 25 pounds; perform manual dexterity tasks including constant handling; reaching, grasping and fingering; withstand frequent exposure to heat emanated from equipment, and cold from refrigerated storage area; may require ability to kneel, bend and stoop frequently.


Mobility – Occasional use of a data entry device; frequent sitting, standing or walking for long periods; frequent pushing/pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; Lifting – frequently 5-30 pounds; occasionally 70 pounds or less.  Vision – constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth and peripheral vision. Dexterity – frequent repetitive motion; occasional writing; frequent grasping, holding, reaching. Hearing/Talking – frequent talking/hearing in person and on the telephone.  Emotional/Psychological – frequent decision making and concentration; occasional public contact. Special Requirements:  occasional overtime and traveling. Environmental – frequent exposure to noise; heat from equipment; cold.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RF0102; EST: 8/6/1958; REV: 1/12/2005;