School Nutrition Assistant III

Alexandria, Virginia
May 25, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description

This position assists the school food service team in the preparation, serving, and cleanup of nutritious, appealing meals and works with the manager in maintaining documentation of daily record keeping/or financial daily record keeping for specific departments.

This is a 6-hour position; 187 days; Candidate must be able to work between the hours of 6:00 am and 2:30 pm.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Certificates & Licenses: ServSafe; NVCFM

Experience: Job related experience is desired.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as lead cashier, produce/baker, or prep/production employee as assigned by manager. Provide leadership to other employees in assigned areas.
  • Assist with management responsibilities in the absence of the manager/assistant manager.
  • Work with the manager/assistant manager to train new employees.
  • 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.
  • Assists with stocking and inventorying refrigerated and frozen groceries.
  • 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.

  • 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:
Charles Barrett Elementary School
Salary Range:
$18,232.50 - $21,755.58 / School Nutrition Services SUP-09
Shift Type: