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#92914 Food Service Worker

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/26/2018

This is a career position with full benefits. Must be able to work 50% - 95% variable time.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/13/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


50% variable position. Semi-skilled individual who works under close supervision. Areas of work responsibility include any of the following: food preparation, banquets, dishroom, storeroom, dining room bussing, equipment, delivery of food, table service, quality control in front of house dining, 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. Must have a valid California Driver’s License, good driving record and participate in the DMV pull program.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

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.

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 a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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
$16.47 - $17.83 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day