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Company: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Department Description
Student Housing and Dining Services has adopted the following Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement:   -Student Housing and Dining Services is committed to serving the needs of students, staff, faculty and guests from various backgrounds and identities. In full support of our institutional commitment to embrace diversity and practice inclusive excellence, we expect every member of our community to acknowledge, value, and uphold the guidelines set forth in the Principles of Community. As a community of scholars and life-long learners, we commit ourselves to learning together about our differences and commonalities while growing in all areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.   The Dining Services unit is comprised of residential dining (4 dining commons serving a combined average of 5,900 meals per day), retail operations (over 15 outlets of; local convenience stores, branded concepts and food trucks) a campus catering operation serving special events across campus, and an onsite campus commissary and bakery where local goods and ready to eat products are produced.   JOB SUMMARY Coordinate and execute various tasks pertaining to (front-of-house) guest experience satisfaction and some food preparation duties. Ensure all service areas are cleaned, organized, visually appealing and products in the dining room are fully stocked and available to guests before, during and after the meal service.     Perform a variety of cleaning, stocking, organizing, preparing, displaying & arranging responsibilities as they relate to food service & as assigned. Stock dining room utensils, dishes, napkins, beverage cups, salt & pepper shakers & perform other dining room attendant duties as assigned. Cut plate and/or frost baked goods to serve at dessert station, maintain accurate records of production for dessert items & taste changers at the dessert station through the use of the Production Sheets Report. Stock & replenish beverages at stations, cereal granolas, ice creams, whole fruits, soups, at various stations & self-service bars. Help receive, stock, & rotate product. Provide training to staff. Guide, delegate & assign a wide range of tasks to student assistants. Perform other duties as assigned.   Student Housing and Dining Services (SHDS) is a self-supporting auxiliary that provides housing and dining services to approximately 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and students with families who live in on-campus residential facilities (university owner/managed and Public-Private-Partnerships), as well as providing residential, retail and catering dining services for the campus community. SHDS also provides student support and conference housing services to the campus and general community. For more information about SHDS visit our website at   POSITION INFORMATION Salary Range $17.82 - $22.71/Hr. No. of Positions      38 Appointment Type Limited Percentage of Time Part Time, 70% Variable Shift Hours Variable Hours, Variable Days Location Various Union Representation Yes Benefits Eligible Yes Apply by Date 08/31/2021  

RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Applicants will be screened after two weeks, and then on a bi-weekly basis. The positions can be filled prior to the removal date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Position requires frequent daily bending, stooping, reaching overhead, pushing, pulling, walking, standing, and lifting material and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs. Some tasks may have a high rate of repetition, making the same motion or use of a tool (with the force of up to 25 pounds) up to 3 hours at a time (between regularly scheduled breaks). Use of a ladder when retrieving items from high shelves. Use of various industrial kitchen equipment such as; ranges, ovens, slicers, mixers, grill during the course of scheduled shift. Stand continuously (up to 8hrs with regularly scheduled breaks). Work with constant interruptions, distractions, and noise. Work in an environment of high heat and humidity (up to 8 hours with regularly scheduled breaks).   This position is subject to completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services, at no charge to the applicant.   WORK ENVIRONMENT THIS IS A LIMITED TEAM APPOINTMENT POSITION:   Work flexible/variable schedule (sometimes in excess of scheduled shift) including occasional overtime, evenings/nights, weekends and holidays, occasionally on short notice to meet operational needs. Vacation may be limited during peak operational times.   Use Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] such as hot mitts, safety shoes, goggles and cut resistant gloves.   Work in areas where there is frequent contact with residents and guests and that can be hot, cold, dusty, wet and/or smelly.   UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Additional information and specifics regarding the policy are available at   Position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.   QUALIFICATIONS Required: Excellent customer service skills to cooperate with public and other staff members and convey a helpful, positive attitude. Interpersonal skills to work effectively with and provide excellent customer service to a diverse campus community; communication skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.   Ability to work with Nutrition Services and execute culinary and nutritional requirements for special diets (vegan, gluten free, kosher, etc.).   Arithmetic skills to increase or decrease recipe yields and to convert standard culinary measurements. Skill to check recipes, recognize problems and make corrections as needed.   Skills to communicate in English, both orally and in written form to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and interact effectively with co-workers, supervisors and guests.   Skill to guide a wide range of tasks to student assistants and kitchen support staff.   Skill to differentiate products' composition, biodegradability, nutrition, etc.   Skill to maintain a sanitary, safe and organized personal work area. Ability to check food temperatures throughout all HACCP steps including food preparation, meal service, and storage; complete HACCP logs, date, label and store all foods. Skill to use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment [PPE].   Preferred:  Problem solving skills to troubleshoot problems as they arise, find alternate solutions, and implement solutions in a professional and efficient manner.   Knowledge of proper procedures for lifting, handling broken glass and skill to use wet floor signs when mopping floors or cleaning up spills. Skill to verify proper concentration of sanitized solution using test strips.   Culinary experience and/or equivalent training in a high-volume, industrial culinary environment. Experience with culinary techniques, including but not limited to: sautéing, grilling, frying, steaming, and preparing sauces and stocks. Skill to taste and discern; product quality, read and interpret  recipes and menus, estimate ingredient requirements, check production and keep records to accurately plan production requirements and request supplies and equipment. Skill to prepare complex recipes and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Knowledge of cuisines from varying customer bases, including Regional American, Asian, Italian and Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan.   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Background Check This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.   EEO/AA Statement The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.    

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