DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves leading and participating in the preparation and service of food and in the cleaning of work areas. Duties include assisting in the preparation and serving of food, maintaining order and cleanliness in serving and kitchen work areas, in addition to cleaning kitchen equipment, utensils and dishes. Lead Food Service Helper may assist in inventory duties and delegation of tasks as well. Work is performed under general supervision. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Elementary knowledge of the proper method of food serving as well as care and cleaning of tableware, glassware, and kitchen equipment, including use of cleaning supplies and appliances; ability to follow simple oral and written directions.
One (1) year experience in the preparation and/or service of food in a school, restaurant, hospitality or other institutional setting.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.