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Job/Position DescriptionFood Service Worker IThe Food Service Worker I performs routine food service work on a designated shift and rotation in the Central Kitchen and/or at a satellite kitchen/serving area under general supervision. Work involves preparing, portioning, distributing and serving food for regular and therapeutic diets, and sanitation of equipment, work areas, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Other duties may be required which are related to the functions of the position. Maintain sufficient knowledge of duties to satisfy the requirements of the position. Handle food in accordance with federal, state and HACCP guidelines. Follow kitchen and food safety procedures and practices. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. May work unusual or extended hours in the event of a disaster or operational necessity. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Assists in the preparation and portioning of food for prescribed diets following food service procedures. Prepares scheduled snacks and supplements. Maintains supply of snack items. Participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to food service policies. Assists in serving food by following food service procedures. Follows proper food handling in accordance to food service procedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines. Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and food service equipment. Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen, stock room, food preparation areas and satellite areas. Observes safety procedures and practices. Completes required training per policy. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsN/AKnowledge Skills AbilitiesKnowledge of food preparation methods, of food storage standards and sanitation regulations. Skill in the operation and sanitizing of food service equipment. Ability to prepare and serve food, to clean dining, serving, and food preparation areas according to facility/department standards, and to maintain accurate records. Ability to speak and read English. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to complete basic math used in cooking/preparation. Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds. Ability to bend and reach, stand/walk on hard floors for extended period of time. Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions. Ability to smell, taste, and see. Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and residents. Initial Screening CriteriaExperience in food service work preferred but not required. - One of the following is required: and#149; Paid or unpaid experience in food service work; or and#149; Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; or and#149; Prior paid work experience Additional InformationSalary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal back https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=525773 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.