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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 675G
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services


Leads Food Service Workers and participates in the preparation and serving of food; or functions as a cook’s or baker’s helper.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others; or functions as assistant to full-time cooks or bakers.

Typical Work

Performs duties as a cook’s or baker’s helper;

Serves as lead employee in food preparation, serving, and/or dishwashing and sanitation functions;

Prepares and cooks food;

Weighs, prepares, and serves meals to meet special diet requirements;

Performs duties such as hand trucking food, supplies, and equipment to and from dining areas, kitchen, storerooms, and refrigerators; loads and clears steam tables and carts; serves food individually or from steam tables or carts;

Performs cleaning duties; washes dishes and utensils; scrubs floors, walls, and counters in kitchen and dining areas; cleans garbage area; cleans and polishes silverware;

Sets up dining areas; sets and clears tables; arranges dining room furniture;

Sets up cash register or change box; collects cash or food tickets for meals; keeps records;

Operates standard kitchen appliances and equipment such as coffee maker, toaster, dish and glass washer, and mixers;

Assists cook in requisitioning food and supplies from commissary for kitchen use; checks for quantity and quality;

Performs other work as required;

May supervise or direct the work of others.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: operation and maintenance of kitchen and dining room; large scale preparation of food; personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices; safety precautions; operation of standard kitchen appliances and equipment.

Ability to: lead staff; direct others in and perform food preparation, serving, and cleaning work; follow written and oral instructions; make change; keep simple records and receipts.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler’s permit AND one year of experience in quantity or institutional food preparation and serving


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4046 Food Service Worker Lead, 80050 Food Service Aide 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.