County of SacramentoSacramento County
Full Time +

Have the physical stamina to withstand a normal work day which is typically filled with physical activity/exertion.

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Food Service Worker

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent Sacramento County, CA, USA Apply before 1/3/2024 5:00


This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 

9/6/23, 10/4/23, 11/1/23, 12/6/23, 1/3/24 (final)
Note: Vacancies may be permanent or intermittent on-call.
Under supervision, assists in preparing and serving food; cleans and maintains kitchen facilities.
Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of

There are no knowledge requirements.

Ability to

  • Learn the methods, materials, and equipment used to prepare and serve food
  • Learn the proper cleaning methods and materials used to maintain kitchen and related utensils, dishes, and equipment in a sanitary manner
  • Learn the proper food safety procedures used in preparing, handling, serving and storing food and cleaning kitchen facilities
  • Learn to measure food portions and serve food
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Read, write and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
  • Work as a team member
  • Maintain an organized work and storage area
  • Learn to recognize and adhere to individual dietary restrictions
Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

There are no education or experience requirements.

General Qualifications

Background/Criminal History: The County may access criminal history information on all candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedure B-5 and applicable federal and state law. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

Driver's License: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

ServSafe Certificate: Some positions may be required to obtain and maintain a ServSafe California Food Handler Card within thirty (30) days of appointment. Failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate certificates may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules and/or applicable bargaining agreement.

Physical Requirements: Some positions in this class require the incumbent to:

  • Be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to stoop and turn to lift items from floor level.
  • Have the physical stamina to withstand a normal work day which is typically filled with physical activity/exertion.

The following may be performed with assistance as needed:
  • Lift items up to 20 pounds above one's head.
  • Lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds up to one's shoulder.
  • Push and pull wheeled carts requiring up to 50 pounds of exerted force.

Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions: Some positions in this class require the incumbent to:
  • Work in an area that may not have heating or air conditioning throughout a normal work day.
  • Work with inmates or interact with mental health patients.
  • Work weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • Immerse hands and lower arms in hot water; may be sprayed with hot water.

Other Requirements: All positions in this class require tuberculin clearance.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Application and Testing Information

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by on the posted cut-off date. Click  to apply. 

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. 
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.  Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination. This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job. All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.  Click  for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)