Part-Time Kitchen Assistant II - Senior Services Nutrition Program - Seasonal


$14.78 - $17.46 Hourly


Irvine, CA

Job Type

Extended Part-Time


Community Services

Job Number





This vacancy will be featured at the Part-time Job Fair on Saturday, September 18 from noon - 4 p.m. Learn more  here .

Do you have the desire to make a meaningful impact in a vibrant and diverse community? Join a collaborative workforce committed to serving the City of Irvine.
The City of Irvine seeks experienced and motivated individuals to assist with basic food preparation, portioning meals, packaging meals for delivery and kitchen maintenance for Meals on Wheels, congregate lunch programs and special events at the Lakeview and Rancho Senior Centers.

Current Vacancy:  Extended Part-time seasonal, 30-32 hours per week (Now until December 2021)  Future extended part-time and part-time vacancies may be filled through this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of demonstrated knowledge of professional kitchen operations.
  • Certificate of completion of First Aid, CPR, AED and ServSafe within the first 3 months of employment.
  • Proof of a current negative tuberculin test is required prior to employment.

Best Fit: 
  • Proficient knife handling and cooking skills.
  • Ability to create kitchen production schedules

For more information, please see the Kitchen Assistant II flier .

*Employees in seasonal assignments work as needed during seasonal periods and will not receive an annual performance appraisal.

APPLY NOW! This recruitment is continuous and will close when all vacancies are filled.   

Supplemental Information

Your Team
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to  Money Magazine . The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The  Community Services Department provides exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. The department consists of the following award-winning programs and services: Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Park Planning, Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).

The Process

Interview: After a thorough review of applications, those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to an interview.

Background Check : A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to appointment.

Medical Examination: A medical examination will be conducted, including a drug screening and proof of a negative TB test to ensure the ability to perform assigned duties.  According to   CDC guidelines , COVID-19 vaccination can impact the timing of TB tests and progression through the process.

Future Vacancies:  This recruitment may be used to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

Part-time employees are employed "at will" and their services can be discontinued without cause.

Certain City budgets may not include funding for mandated  CalPERS  employer contributions. A qualified candidate who is a current member of  CalPERS  may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.


Part-time employees in designated positions requiring an average of 19 hours per week (or less) on a year-round basis are referred to as Part Time Employees, and are in a non-benefited position with an an annual schedule cap of 999 hours per fiscal year.

Part time employees must contribute 4.3% of base pay to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). The City contributes 3.2%. Contribution rates are subject to change. 

The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.


Part time employees in designated positions requiring a minimum of 30 to a maximum of 32 hours per week on a year-round basis, are referred to as Extended Part Time Employees, and shall receive the following benefits:

Insurance Extended part time employees are eligible to participate in the City's medical plan. If you elect to enroll in one of these plans, the City will pay 1/2 of the employee-only coverage. EPT employees are also eligible to participate in the City's dental plan. If you elect to enroll in the plan, you will be responsible for the entire premium.

Retirement Extended part time employees receive retirement benefits through the California Public Retirement Program (CalPERS).

The City offers the PERS 2.0% @ 62 plan for newly hired employees. Contribution rates are subject to change. Employees become fully vested after reaching the equivalent of 5 years of service. However, employees may elect to withdraw employee contribution funds upon leaving City employment in accordance with federal guidelines. The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

Vacation Extended part time employees accrue vacation credits at three-quarter the rate of full time, non-exempt employees. Extended part time employees with less than 3 years of service earn 60 vacation hours per year; those with more than 3 but less than 10 years of service earn 90 vacation hours per years; those with more than 10 years of service earn 120 vacation hours per years.

Sick Leave Extended part time employees accrue 6 hours of sick leave per month.

Holidays Normally scheduled working hours, which fall on official City holidays, will be compensated. The City observes 11 holidays per year.

Overtime Extended part time employees are compensated at one and one-half times their hourly rate for authorized overtime work beyond 40 hours per week.


Part time employees are employed "at will" and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. As such, their services can be discontinued without cause.

Deferred Compensation Plans: Are available to interested employees.

Social Security: The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

Medicare: Employees hired after 1/1/86, are required to contribute 1.45% of their earnings.

City of Irvine
Salary Range
$25,000.00 - 32,000.00
per Year
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Irvine, CA 92602, US