School Nutrition Assistant I

Alexandria, Virginia
May 24, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description:

The School Nutrition Assistant I prepares and distributes food items for consumption by students and school personnel ensures compliance with reporting requirements, and maintains facilities in a sanitary condition.

This position works 6 hours/day, 187/year.

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Certificates & Licenses: None required.
  • Experience: Job-related experience is desired.
  • Key Competencies:
    • Must have a strong customer service focus.
    • Must be able to read and speak English.
    • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Must have transportation to various ACPS schools.
    • Must be able to stand, lift, bend, and twist. Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.

Essential Functions:
  • Arranges food and beverage items (e.g., placing in steam tables, displaying, filling racks, transporting food carts to classrooms, etc.) for students and staff.
  • Assists in promoting the food services program to ensure food service programs are self-supporting.
  • Assists in the preparation of a variety of lunchroom-related reports (e.g. bank deposits, production sheets, temperature sheets, etc.) in compliance with established regulations.
  • Cleans utensils, equipment, storage, food preparation, and serving areas to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Collects payments for food items (e.g., cash, eligible meal recipients, etc.).
  • Cooks food, prepares and/or from scratch to meet projected meal requirements.
  • Documents waste (e.g., leftovers, unsanitary food items, spoilage, etc.) in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Inspects food items and/or supplies to verify the quantity and specifications of orders in compliance with mandated health requirements.
  • Loads carts and delivers meals to classrooms as assigned.
  • Monitors kitchen and cafeteria areas to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Monitors temperatures (e.g., freezer, refrigerator, hot food, etc.) to ensure safe storing and serving of food items in compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Prepares food and beverage items to meet mandated nutritional requirements and projected meal requirements.
  • Receives supplies and food items to ensure adequate supplies to meet mandated nutritional requirements.
  • Reconciles cash transactions and item count to balance financial and daily inventory accounts.
  • Responds to inquiries from various parties to provide information and/or refer to appropriate personnel.
  • Serves food items to meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.
  • Stocks food, condiments, and supplies to maintain adequate quantities and security of items.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
George Washington Middle School
Salary Range:
$18,232.50 - $19,926.72 / School Nutrition Services SUP-07
Shift Type:

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