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Food Service Worker 1

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

4-H OR Conf/Educ Center (TEX)

Classification Title
Food Service Worker 1

Job Title
Food Service Worker 1

Appointment Type
Classified Staff

Job Location

Position Appointment Percent

Appointment Basis

Pay Method

Pay Period
16th - 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

Min Salary

Max Salary

Employment Category

Position Summary

Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for three (3) part-time, intermittent Food Service Worker 1 positions for the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center. This position will work on an intermittent basis. The hours for this position will fluctuate according to programming needs, with increased hours anticipated during spring and fall outdoor school and summer camp seasons. Fewer hours are projected during the winter months (mid-November, December, January, February) when programming is limited.

The position is a part of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program. The Oregon 4-H Center is a rental facility approximately eight (8) miles from downtown Salem. It is a rural area and is not on public transportation lines. The 4-H Center offers year-round operations, with spring/fall outdoor school, summer camp and other retreat and user group activities. Food service is an integral part of the outdoor school and camp experience. User groups requiring food service may range in size from 25 to 200. Flexibility and the ability to communicate and work under sometimes stressful conditions is essential.

The Food Service Worker performs a variety of food service activities such as setting up condiments and food pans; preparing food trays; clearing and cleaning tables, counters, serving areas; washing dishes, pots and pans; cleaning various areas as assigned.

Commitment to inclusive excellence:

Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations.

OSU Extension Service

OSU Moving Forward Together

Position Duties

The Food Service Worker embeds the commitment of Oregon State University to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed. This individual also contributes to a welcoming and respectful workplace culture.

45% - Food Preparation

Assists higher-level staff by making cold sandwiches, toast, garden salads and dressings, clean, cut, chop vegetables and fruits, mix beverages, make coffee, slice desserts, preparing sack lunches, snacks, and other special requests.

45% - Cleaning

Cleans tables, chairs, sinks, counters, serving areas; sweeps and mops floors; wipes spills, collects and removes trash; replaces trash can liners, washes trays and carts; sorts and stacks dishes, glasses, utensils; washes dishes, pots, pans; fills and empties dishwasher and stacks clean dishes, glasses, cups; cleans coffee pots, blenders, and other commercial equipment. And other cleaning duties as assigned.

10% - Other Duties

Sets up and refills condiments, dispensers, and food pans. Puts away food deliveries utilizing the first in first out method of storage; organizes pantry, walk-in refrigerator, reach-in refrigerator, freezer; exercises excellent people skills when in contact with clients, co-workers, and other people.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are not established for this classification. The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection. Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.

Additional Required Qualifications

--- A valid Food Handler's card, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

--- A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

--- This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

--- Position is in a rural youth camp kitchen.

--- Typically, the schedule may be morning, afternoon and/or evening shift. May include weekend work as needed to meet the needs of customers. Includes long periods of standing; works with and around heat producing equipment such as ovens, steam kettle, grill, stoves, dishwasher, hot water, proofer or other; works with sharp or bladed equipment such as knives, tomato slicer, meat/cheese slicer, box cutters, or other.

--- Lifts up to 50 pounds of weight.

--- As the camp has high and low volume seasons this position will work intermittently throughout the year.

--- Regular in-person contact with customers, delivery drivers and food suppliers to receive goods.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Posting Date

Full Consideration Date

Closing Date

Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search
Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 04/01/2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Applicants may elect to attach answers to the supplemental question as "other document 1."

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact: Darin Borgstadter at or 503-371-7920

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID -19 Vaccination Program. Please visit for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Tell us why you would like to work at the Oregon 4-H Center.
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * Tell us when you were confronted with an issue regarding diversity and inclusion and how you handled it.
    (Open Ended Question)
    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents Optional Documents
  • Other Document 1 (see Special Instructions)

Keywords: Oregon State University, Salem , Food Service Worker 1, Hospitality & Tourism , Salem, Oregon

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