Head Start Snohomish County

Everett , WA
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Food Service Worker

Head Start Snohomish County
Everett, WA Part-time
Posted on March 4, 2019


Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice.  The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.

This is a part-time position, scheduled for approximately 17 hours per week

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.
We have classified Food Service Workers and hourly Food Service Workers.  The Food Service Worker Lead and the Cook direct the work of all Food Service Workers.  The Food Service Manager oversees all employees in the kitchen and conducts annual performance evaluations, reviews and approves staff work schedules, payroll timesheets, and requests for time off. 

  1. Drive a program vehicle to transport food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchen, classrooms, storerooms and refrigerators (does not apply to all Food Service Worker positions)
  2. Perform heavy cleaning and sanitizing of all food service equipment and materials used in  preparing, cooking, transporting, serving, and storing of food and non-food items
  3. Perform heavy cleaning and sanitizing of sink, walls, shelves, floors and floor mats, cabinets, counters 
  4. Remove the trash and garbage, clean and sanitize the kitchen trash containers
  5. Maintaining the storeroom, inventory, and the food and non-food supplies in kitchen and classroom 
  6. Set up food for family-style meal service in the classroom, prep food for breakfast and snacks
  7. Make skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects
  8. Make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintains static arm-hand positions
  9. Stand for long periods of time
  10. Work in an environment that becomes very warm
  11. Work with cleaning fluids and compounds and sanitizing agents
  12. Lift and move heavy and/or bulky objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  13. Exhibit punctuality and consistent attendance, maintaining a 95% attendance rate
  14. Maintain the safety of employees and children by remaining alert and focused at all times and making quick and spontaneous decisions using problem-solving skills and good judgment based on organizational policies and procedures.
  15. When working in a classroom when children are present, keep children within visual and auditory range, accounting for the whereabouts of each child at all times, and ensuring that no child is ever left alone or unsupervised




  1. Snohomish Health District Food Worker Card
  2. Valid Washington State driver's license (applies to driving positions only)
  3. Driving record free of significant or multiple violations within the last 3 years (applies to driving positions only)


  1. Work experience with:
    1. heavy cleaning in either a commercial food service setting or hospital
    2. food preparation, portion control, and serving, preferably in a school or childcare setting
  2. Work experience with:
    1. quantity/institutional food service cleaning and sanitizing
    2. quantity/institutional food preparation
  3. Work experience in transporting meals
  4. Work experience handling a stockroom and its inventory


Additional Information

Hiring for this position is on the condition that the following requirements will be met:
Before Starting Work:

  • Paperwork indicating negative TB Test or clear chest x-ray
  • Proof of Tdap (Pertussis) vaccination
  • Show proof of a cleared Portable Background Check from the Washington State Department of Early Learning  (NOTE:  if you do not have a current PBC, you must first create an account in the DEL's MERIT system by clicking here.  The fees for obtaining a PBC are your responsibility. The entire process of obtaining a PBC takes 3-4 weeks.  You may not start working until we have a copy of your cleared PBC.)
  • Obtain a Food Worker Card from Snohomish Health District

Within three days of hire:

  • Submit proof of US Citizenship or ability to work in US (must show original social security or Alien Registration Card/Work Permit, as well as one piece of picture identification).
  • Completion of all pertinent personnel/payroll forms.

Within 60 days of hire:

  • Signed statement by a health provider that the employee is free from communicable diseases and physically able to perform job responsibilities. 

Condition of continued employment

  • Successfully complete a nine-month probationary period (classified employees only)
  • Keep all certifications and clearances in current status
  • Complete 15 hours of Professional Development Training each year