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#98553 Food Service Worker

Filing Deadline: Thu 3/28/2019

Please note that this position is a 50% variable position.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/19/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/28/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Semi-skilled individual who works under close supervision. Areas of work responsibility include any of the following: food preparation, banquets, dish-room, storeroom, dining room bussing, equipment, delivery of food, cashiering, customer service and operation of food carts. Responsible for providing food services in a courteous manner with co-workers, students, staff, faculty and guests.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with more than 650 staff employees, 800-1000 student employees and an annual operating budget of $150 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 5.3 million sq. ft.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

UCSD-HDH is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness. We offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs. UCSD Benefits provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, a Pension Plan and other savings plans provide additional incentives for choosing HDH as the employer of your future.

Dining Services offers a competitive compensation package that includes paid vacation time, paid holidays and sick time. A meal perquisite program provides staff meals while on shift. An annual uniform allowance for clothing and shoes is provided.

Dining Services operates 19 locations across campus that include specialty restaurants, markets, full service restaurants, residential dining facilities, and a full service catering department. We are a 24/7 business where operating needs require varied work schedules including mornings, evenings, late night, and weekends. Employees may be required to take off during scheduled operational shutdowns such as Holiday Breaks, Spring Break, and Summer.

Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks. Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all food service employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.

Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality websites – http://hds.ucsd.edu/ and http://hdh.ucsd.edu/diningservices/


  • Skill in organizing work and materials for maximum productivity.

  • Skill to interact and communicate positively with other staff and customers.

  • Ability to listen to directions and follow basic instructions.

  • Ability to understand basic sanitation requirements related to personal hygiene, food handling and equipment safety and sanitation.

  • Ability to absorb new information and build new skills in food handling, cash handling, sanitation and safety.

  • Ability to read instructions, schedules and evaluations.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds.

  • Knows and follows University and Dining Services policies, including cash handling.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, good driving record and participate in the DMV pull program.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$16.80 - $20.07 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day