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Lewistown Public Schools

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Classification:       FOOD SERVER

Reports To:           Food Service Director/Principal/Superintendent

FLSA Status:         Non-exempt/Classified                 

Updated:                September 2018


Highland Park-Lunch 3 hours per day 5 days per week

                        TOTAL=15 hours/week


SUMMARYThe Food Server will serve attractive and nutritious meals in an efficient and friendly manner, under sanitary conditions, to all students and staff.  If involved with the breakfast program, the Food Server will also prepare, serve, clean up and perform the necessary recordkeeping for this meal.




  • Perform general cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Required to be punctual, dependable, clean, and must learn and practice all sanitary and safety procedures upon arrival at work site.
  • Assist with the training and supervision of cafeteria helpers.
  • Required to maintain physical condition to be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Assist custodial staff with the maintenance of trash and garbage collection following sanitary requirements.
  • Responsible for the washing and sanitizing of utensils, cupboards, coolers, counters, tables and furnishings in the cafeteria and kitchen following each meal.  Refill necessary items for the next meal.
  • Perform food handling, preparation, and serving duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for the safe and timely preparation of the breakfast meal following daily production sheet instructions.
  • Responsible for the daily recordkeeping of student and adult breakfast participation using the building meal tracking plan.
  • Responsible for adequate serving portions by comparing amounts of food received with daily production sheets.
  • Responsible for recording and maintaining proper food temperatures throughout meal period.
  • Organizes and prepares utensils and food portions for serving.
  • Serves students and staff meals in a pleasant, helpful and efficient manner.  The meals must be served within the school's designated time frame.
  • Responsible for the proper handling of leftover foods and items for storage at building or in carriers for transport back to the Central Kitchen.
  • Accurately complete the daily production sheet and place orders to the Central Kitchen for foods and supplies as needed.
  • Participate in assigned food service training programs as directed by the Superintendent, Food Service Director and/or Principal.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other duties as directed by the Food Service Director and/or Building Principal.



INDIRECT SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESIndirectly supervises 1 or 2 volunteer student or adult cafeteria helpers.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.


QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED); above average general math and bookkeeping skills; one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust complete a ten (10) hour safety and sanitation course within the first six (6) months of employment.


PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Food preparation, serving and cleanup tasks require a standing position.  Lifting involved includes cases of canned, fresh or frozen food, tray bins and equipment.  Hand/eye movement and coordination are necessary for the serving line, portioning food and clean up.


WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Noises include student/staff, cafeteria and serving line conversation and general kitchen equipment motor noise on a random basis.


PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSEmployees of Lewistown Public Schools must exhibit acceptable work habits and perform tasks in a professional manner by adhering to the following guidelines:  Maintain proper grooming and dress consistent with the type of task being performed; be regular in attendance and punctual for work; initiate tasks in a self-directed manner and perform work with a minimum of supervision; organize work and manage time to achieve efficiency and high quality of work; perform tasks neatly and accurately in accordance with desired quality and quantity; provide positive feedback to supervisor(s) for implementing ideas which will make the work assigned more effective and efficient; maintain self control and a friendly, outgoing disposition; and maintain confidentiality of related work matters as applicable.


DRUG FREE WORKPLACEScreening tests for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required before hiring and during your employment in the Lewistown Public Schools.  Employees of Lewistown Public Schools must submit to a fingerprint criminal background check.  Any appointment will be contingent upon the results of the criminal background report received from the Department of Justice, which must be acceptable to the Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion.


EVALUATIONPerformance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.



For those classified employees employed under a written contract for a specified term, nothing contained in this job description shall create a property right beyond the specified duration of the employment contract.

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