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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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


Performs routine work in preparing and serving food and/or performs routine clean-up and sanitation duties within a food service operation.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine duties in the preparation and serving of food and beverages; performs routine clean-up duties in a food service operation such as dishwashing, trash removal, storage functions, and maintaining sanitary conditions.

Typical Work

Washes, peels, and cuts up vegetables and fruits; opens canned goods;

Performs simple cooking such as preparation of hot cereals, toast and boiled eggs;

Makes and serves beverages and soda fountain items;

Assembles salads, sandwiches and desserts;

Transports food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchens, dining areas, storerooms and refrigerators;

Prepares and serves special prescribed diets, such as bland, ulcer, low salt, low fat, surgical liquid, and diabetic;

Serves food individually or from steam tables and carts; loads and clears steam tables and carts;

Sets, clears, and washes dining room tables; washes dishes, pots, pans and utensils; cleans and polishes silverware; scrubs, mops, and cleans kitchen, dining, refrigeration, or garbage areas; boils and scours steam tables and coffee urns; fills salt and pepper shakers, condiments and napkin containers;

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

Sorts and bundles soiled kitchen laundry; counts and stores clean laundry;

Performs other work as required;

May direct the work of others.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: kitchen and dining room work; personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices; operation of standard kitchen appliances and equipment.

Ability to: learn routines involved in preparing and serving food; maintain sanitary conditions; follow written and oral instructions.

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.

Class Specification History

New class which consolidates 4045 Food Service Worker, 4050 Food Service Porter, 80010 Dishwasher, 80030 Food Service Aide 1; 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.