Food Service Worker II (4.25 hours/day)

Muscatine Community School District
April 28, 2023
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8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday
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Muscatine Schools is hiring a Food Service Worker II for Muscatine High School. Food Service Workers are assigned to work 9-months/year while school is in session. This position is scheduled for 4.25 hrs/day (4 hours 15 minutes), Monday through Friday, with an approximate schedule of 9:15am - 1:30pm. Starting pay for this position is $11.19/hour. Bilingual preferred or highly desirable. All essential functions must be performed on site.

Please see below job description for a list of the duties and responsibilities of a Food Service Worker II.

An interview, pre-employment background check, and onboarding/training session will be required prior to a candidate beginning as a Paraeducator with Muscatine Schools. All positions are open until filled.

For assistance with the online application, please contact the Muscatine School District Human Resources Department at 563-263-7223.


Bilingual preferred or highly desirable. Must become certified through the School Nutrition Association. Certification courses are at no cost to the employee and will be organized through the District. Must pass Food and Nutrition Department standardized assessment. All Food and Nutrition workers are required to complete a Food Service Sanitation course after ninety (90) days of employment. It is required that each worker assigned to a production or bulk satellite kitchen complete the applied food service sanitation, fundamentals of child nutrition and principles of food preparation courses.


The Food and Nutrition Worker II is not an entry-level position. Responsibilities may vary depending on the building and on the experience of the employee(s) on site but are illustrative of the variety and types of duties that a person in this position may be required to perform. The time devoted to each duty listed may vary greatly site-to-site and job to job. All persons handling food must practice all standards for sanitation and safety in the day-to-day operation of the department.

  • May assist in setting up service areas, portioning and/or serving food items.
  • Operates cash registers, computers and completes production records.
  • May clean and store eating utensils, dishes, trays, pans, and other kitchen equipment and may clean floors.
  • May assist in preparing foods or ala carte items, cooking breakfasts, cleaning and preparing fruits, salads and vegetables, buttering bread, making sandwiches etc.
  • May use various pieces of kitchen equipment such as dish washing machines, where available, ovens and other cooking equipment.
  • Assists in control of food and supply costs with proper handling, rotation and storage techniques.
  • Communicates and works with fellow employees as well as maintains good public relations with students, parents, faculty and the community.
  • May take cash and process SNAP transactions and may process cash reconciliation report.
  • Food Service Worker II may supervise Food Service Worker I employee(s).
  • FNW II may be required to back up the Head Cashier (FNW III) in case of absence. This would require flexibility to begin and end work at a start/end time different from the FNW II’s regular work schedule.
  • Cooperates in the rotation of schedules so that all employees rotate duties.
  • May collect and dispose of garbage.
  • May serve as the "floater" or back-up for the SNAP operator.
  • Other duties of a similar nature to be assigned as needed.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • This position requires that the employee be extremely customer service oriented and organized
  • Must genuinely like working with and around children, grades PreK-12
  • Must have working knowledge of computers
  • Must know the basics of USDA Food Service Requirements
  • Competency in the SNAP Computer Food Service System
  • Must attend workshops for certification and maintain working knowledge of the kitchen and daily work schedule
  • Comfortable operating an oven, stovetop, can opener, microwaves, garbage disposal, dishwasher
  • Must following safety and sanitation procedures including wearing uniform, hairnet, and sturdy non-ski shoes
  • Must be very safety conscious
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