Food Service Worker - Head Start

Head Start Snohomish County   Everett, WA   Full-time     Food Service
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Posted on September 4, 2020
Salary $2,509.00 - $2,799.00 Monthly
Location Head Start - Kitchen - Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time, Cyclical
Department Head Start
Job Number 01168
Closing 9/21/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds Community College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


Our kitchen provides meals and snacks to over 500 preschool children at nine centers throughout Snohomish County.  The Food Service Worker delivers meals to their assigned center and returns dirty dishes back to our kitchen.  The Food Service Worker is also responsible for helping with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning, and sanitizing. This is a non-permanent, hourly position and reports to the Food Service Manager.

**During the COVID-19 pandemic, our food service staff are considered essential workers and are working on site in our small production kitchen.  We are following all safety protocols outlined in Health Department guidelines."


25%:  Driving a program vehicle

  • Drive a program vehicle to transport food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchen and assigned preschool center
25%:  Kitchen Help
  • Load and unload cambros into program vehicles
  • Other duties as assigned
50%: Food Prep and Serving
  • Set up food for family-style meal service in the classroom, prep food for breakfast and snacks
  • Maintain the health and safety of all children and their environment
  • Ensure that no child is ever left alone or unsupervised

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):
  • Be able to perform all the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  • Ability to problem-solve and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  • Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, Federal, State, and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  • Must be able to communicate via email and phone
JOB READINESS FACTORS (working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):
  • If assigned a driving position, must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License and personal automobile insurance
  • Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements
  • Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  • Must be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Must consistently adhere to an established work schedule and maintain a 95% attendance rate
  • Ability to perform regular sanitation/cleaning of the classroom or kitchen that may require the use of a broom, carpet sweeper, mop, vacuum, and the use of cleaning products
  • Must be able to transport self to off-site trainings and meetings




  • Food Worker Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Clean Driver’s Record
  • One year of work experience in a commercial kitchen
  • Work experience in a school setting
  • Work experience in a Head Start/ECEAP setting
  • Knowledge of USDA requirements
  • ServSafe certified


Additional Information

Ability to report to work at scheduled times. The ability to move over uneven and wet surfaces is essential.  Ability to withstand warmer or cooler temperatures in a production kitchen environment.
40 hours per week.

Salary range: Beginning salary is $2509- $2799  per month for 40 hours per week, with incremental increases to $3216 per month plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more.  Vacation and leave package includes 9 sick days per year, 8 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave days, and 10.5 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 19.75 vacation days per year).

Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470  and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.