Senior Center - Part Time Food Service Assistant

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on March 26, 2024
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LA PLATA COUNTY Senior Center: Part-Time Food Service Assistant – Assist in food service preparation & cooking nutritious meals for the Durango Senior lunch program. Experience in large volume cooking preferred. $21.50/hour. Part-time flexible hours, 20-29 hours/week with paid vacation, holiday & sick leave. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at or at computer kiosk @ La Plata County, 1101 E 2nd Ave, Durango






DATE: 3/16

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of tasks related to the preparation and serving of meals to clients in accordance with State and Federal health standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Cleans and prepares food as directed. Assists in cooking food according to prescribed menus and client’s dietary instructions. Prepares meals for distribution to clients and serves food to clients. Cleans and maintains work areas. Assists with cleanup and washes dishes. Stocks food items. Operates a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment such as pots, pans, blenders, stove, dishwasher, and mops. Maintains records of activities. Serves as Food Service Manager in his/her absence. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required. MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: Variety of cooking and cleaning equipment.


Education and Experience: Some prior food preparation and/or cooking experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications: None.


Knowledge of: Basic food preparation techniques. Policies, procedures, philosophies, rules and regulations governing the services to clients. Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.

Skill in: Operating a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment. Maintaining basic records.

Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, stoop, kneel, or crouch, taste or smell, and speak and hear. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to non-weather related hot temperatures. The incumbent’s working conditions are typically loud. file: asstck.903 This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.