Job Details

Part-time ECD Food Service Worker

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/01/2018

Clark College Economic and Community Development (ECD) is currently accepting applications for the position of Food Service Worker in the Community Education Department located at the Eastside campus, Columbia Tech Center. ECD’s cooking school offers a variety of exciting and diverse classes suitable for every palate. Each class is held in our beautiful, state of the art kitchen-classroom outfitted with the finest tools, equipment and technology. Our classes foster an ideal learning environment with a maximum of only 16 students, allowing for an inclusive experience taught by expert instructors. From Hearty Winter Soups to French Bistro Made Simple, our classes aim to make cooking approachable and fun for everyone. Schedule will vary 5-12 hours per week, and will be in the evening between 4:30 - 10 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Classes are typically scheduled on Thursday evenings and Saturday days but are subject to change depending on an individual class need or if a class is canceled.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Perform routine clean-up duties in a food service operation such as clearing and washing dishes, utensils, and large pots and pans
• Remove trash and maintain sanitary conditions, including scrubbing, disinfecting and cleaning kitchen prep areas and refrigeration units
• Polish silverware
• Follow storage protocol for all dishes, tools and equipment
• Perform class prep prior to beginning of class, including table setting, washing, peeling, and cutting up vegetables and fruits
• Operate standard kitchen appliances and equipment such as coffee maker, washware, mixers, Vitamix and Cuisinart.
• Transport food, supplies, and equipment to and from class areas before and after Cooking School classes
• Take weekly inventory of supplies and foodstuffs to assist in course shopping list creation
• Assist in arranging logistics for course delivery: handouts, recipes, equipment needs, grocery shopping, and keeping promotion and program material up-to-date
• Ensure maintenance of Health Department code standards for hygiene and food safety. Report any problems with equipment. Assist in keeping current maintenance schedules
• Monitor and implement Clark College procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

• High School Graduation or equivalent OR 16/17 years of age with parental and school authorization consent
• Knowledge of kitchen and dining room work including personal hygiene, sanitation, housekeeping practices and the operation of standard kitchen appliances and equipment.
• Effectively build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of diverse people and instructors
• Provide excellent customer service to students, colleagues and community
• Ability and willingness to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to lift 10-25 pounds of kitchen equipment, dishes, pots and pans
• Possession of a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:
• Six month equivalent work experience in a food service establishment

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

• Current WA State Food Worker Card, or the ability to obtain one upon hire
• Willingness to work all shifts
• Ability to learn routines involved in preparing and serving food; maintain sanitary conditions
• Ability to effectively work as part of a team
• Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with others, follow written and oral instructions
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position

Salary: $12.24/hour


• Clark College Online Application
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé, including names of three references

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
January 10, 2018

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