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Job ID: 96646

Child Development Center Food Coordinator
Kern Community College District

  • Sep. 7, 2017
  • Child Development Center Food Coordinator
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  • Kern Community College District
    Ridgecrest, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Coordinator
    Classified Staff
  • Child and Social Services
    Dining Services
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Child Development Center Food Coordinator

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01872

Posting Date: 09/06/2017

Initial Screening Date: 09/26/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 20 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $1,515.62 per month

Maximum Salary: $2,141.53 per month ($1,515.62 maximum entry)


Prorated sick leave.

This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College


Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; oversee and instruct staff in proper food preparation and shipment methods; coordinate food and related supply purchases; assure compliance with State and federal regulations
Representative Duties:
Plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; monitor and evaluate food services for compliance with State and federal regulations; recommend and implement procedural modifications
Maintain food quality standards including appearance and sanitation regulations; prepare food menus, revise, update and adjust menus as necessary; create and test new recipes; oversee and instruct cooks in food preparation and shipment methods; prepare meals in the absence of the head cook
Prepare a variety of reports, forms, newsletters and program-related correspondence; complete a variety of governmental forms as required; interpret and implement changes to government reporting procedures
Estimate and cost food products needed for operation; communicate with vendors to collect and compare food and supply prices; audit and maintain billing records
Order, receive, inspect, verify and accept deliveries of food and supplies; monitor and inventory food products according to established procedures; rotate and dispose of unusable leftovers; utilized proper methods of storing foods
Assure proper cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and supplies; monitor the serving of meals to children
Maintain a variety of files and paperwork including expenditure statements, summaries for State and federal reimbursement of funds, food transport records and menu production records
Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures
Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training and orientations; work with employees to improve work performance; monitor and record attendance; provide in-service workshops relative to the assigned program
Answer phones and respond to inquiries; serve as a reference source to faculty regarding the Child Care Food Program
Attend and participate in a variety of meetings; conduct presentations to parenting classes regarding the Child Care Food Program
Operate a variety of kitchen equipment and machines used in a school cafeteria
Drive a vehicle to childcare centers; maintain mileage records
Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

Any Combination Equivalent to:

Graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training in food services production, nutrition or a related field AND three years of increasingly responsible food services experience

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California drivers license

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage
Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food
Menu planning techniques including food values, combinations and substitutions
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities
Storage and rotation of perishable food
Operation of standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements
Health and safety regulations
Nutritional requirements of school-aged children
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques
Budgeting procedures and techniques
Operation of standard office equipment including a computer
Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping
Principles of training and supervision
Oral and written communication skills
Inventory methods and practices
Ability to:
Plan and prepare a variety of nutritional foods in quantity
Develop menus in accordance with nutritional requirements and budget limitations
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions
Determine accurate amounts of food portions and supplies to be ordered
Prepare and administer a budget
Create and adjust recipes to fit the needs of the Child Care Food Center
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Train and supervise others
Assign and review the work of others
Observe health and safety regulations
Operate a computer terminal
Meet schedules and time lines
Work independently with little direction
Maintain records and prepare reports

Salary Grade: 37.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 5, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

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