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Food Service Assistant I 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
About the Organization Diversity Statement
Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  


Assist Head Start staff in preparing food for Head Start children.

Assist in achieving the agency's vision, 'For Those We Serve,' by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.


Prepares food for classrooms after receiving it from food preparation center.

Assists in the dish-up and assembly of food and bulk meals.

Assists in storage and distribution of food at center.

Sets up and washes various food service equipment.

Cleans and sanitizes premises.

Washes pots and pans.

On a schedule, cleans the freezer and refrigerators.

Performs other duties as assigned by Teacher Director/Center Director (Registered Dietician/Nutritionist, or Nutrition Services Director indirectly).

Attends training meetings.

Adheres to the American With Disabilities Act (ADA-2010) which prohibits discriminatory actions toward children and/or adult with disabilities. In particular, children with disabilities are enrolled in the classroom as mandated by Federal Law.

Maintains strict compliance with universal precautions in the classroom or during home visits and when administering first aid.

Travels for agency business using personal/agency vehicle.

Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


To execute 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.

Food Services Assistant I is responsible for identified centers with less than 100 children.

Food Services Assistant II is responsible for identified centers with more than 100 children.


High school diploma or GED.


Experience to include knowledge of:

Cleaning procedures which includes washing of pots and pans and sanitizing.

Ability to read and comprehend procedures and instructions.

Physically able to lift 40 pounds properly.

Must have highly developed ability to:

Develop and maintain position relationships with peers, support staff, Head Start parents and community agencies.


Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong/Lao or others as required.

Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.

Immunized against influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The influenza vaccination must be obtained annually during flu season, August 1 through December 1. A person is exempt from the immunization requirements for the following circumstances:

1. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician declaring that because of the person’s physical condition or medical circumstances, the immunization is not safe.

2. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whooping cough) and/or measles.

3. The person submits in writing declaration that he or she has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only applies to the influenza (flu) vaccine.

Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment.

Former Head Start/Early Head Start parents preferred.

Employment in Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.


The 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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to 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.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Program/Dept. Head Start  
Salary $12.12, $12.27/Per hour  
Benefits No Benefits  
Division Head Start  
Close Date 4/10/2019  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-18-00014  
Location Fresno- Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Mon - Fri

Hours 3.5/4.5 per day

May vary

9:30 am - 1:00 pm


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