Kitchen Aide (20336610)

Kitchen Aide (20336610)

City of East Palo Alto, CA | Palo Alto, CA, 94303, US
Salary Range:$32,000 – $40,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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San Francisco/Peninsula

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Close Date

2/9/2023 at 11:59pm


$1,503.14-$1,827.07 Monthly

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About East Palo Alto

The City of East Palo Alto is a beautiful community located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and is uniquely positioned to maximize its potential as a significant city in the region. Founded by speculators and farmers in 1849, the town was originally named Ravenswood. In 1983 the residents decided to incorporate as East Palo Alto. The population is approximately 31,500 with an area of 2.5 square miles.

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2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, 94303


The City of East Palo Alto Invites Applications for the Position of


Salary: $1,503.14 - $1,827.07 Monthly

$17.34 - $21.08 Hourly

Plus an attractive benefits package

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 11:59 PM

Do you thrive on providing excellent community service. If so, you may be the next best Kitchen Aide.

Under general supervision of the Community Services Manager, the Kitchen Aide provides assistance and support related to the City's Senior Lunch Program, serving daily lunches to older adults and disabled adults; provides support with set-up, preparation and serving of the meals; and performs related duties, as assigned.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

* A Safe Serve Certificate or Food Handling Permit.
* A First Aid Certification and CPR Certification are highly desired not required.
* The availability to work mornings to early afternoon.
* Able to follow instructions when provided.
* Able to work independently with little to no direction.
* Provide patience and understanding to work with aging community as well as diverse clientele.
* Demonstrate exceptional organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
* Reliable transportation to commute to and from work (no driving required for position duties)


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Assists in standardizing procedures when expediting day to day services of the kitchen in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
* Performs duties and work as directed by Nutrition Site Supervisor when it pertains to exactness, neatness, and conformance to codes, policies and procedures.
* Assists with set-up, preparation and serving of snacks.
* Performs client intakes and fills out daily rosters to account for meals served.
* Accounts for the receipt of daily donation contributions.
* Ensures safe food handling of meals.
* Assists the Nutrition Site Supervisor with monthly reports related to the meal program.
* Oversees and performs cleaning duties to ensure work areas and equipment are clean and sanitary; washes, dries, and puts away equipment, utensils, and appliances; sweeps and mops the kitchen area; ensures compliance with kitchen sanitation and safety procedures and regulations.
* Trains volunteers in work methods, use of service utensils and kitchen equipment and appliances, foods storage, and relevant safety precautions.
* Performs basic first aid, as necessary.
* Perform related duties as required.


Knowledge of:

* Principles and methods of quantity food preparation, cooking, serving, and storage.
* Care and use of food service equipment.
* Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
* Safety and sanitation procedures relating to food preparation and serving.
* Principles and procedures of cash collection and handling.
* Nutritional goals of the City.
* Basic principles of record keeping and file maintenance.
* Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
* Modern equipment and tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination.
* Computers and software

Ability to:

* Safely operate and/or handle kitchen tools and equipment.
* Train others in proper and safe work procedures.
* Practice proper food handling procedures and follow sanitation standards.
* Perform assigned duties in a fast-paced, demanding, time-limited service environment while maintaining composure and customer service standards.
* Establish effective working relationships with all Senior Center staff.
* Fluently speak and read other languages, is desirable.
* Understand and follow oral and written directions.
* Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
* Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals.
* Learn and understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
* Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
* Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
* Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
* Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
* Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth (12th) grade.

Experience: Six (6) months experience in food service programs serving large groups, preferably older adults or adults with disabilities, or the public with various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, or other related experience.

License and Certifications:

* Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a good driving record, at the time of appointment.
* Possession of a Safe Serve Certificate or Food Handling Permit.
* Possession of a First Aid Certification and CPR Certification are highly desirable.


* CALPERS Retirement
* CLASSIC 2.5% @ 55
* PEPRA 2% @ 62
* Additional premiums you may apply for: Bi-lingual Pay $50 per payday
* Prorated Vacation accrual is 1.54 per payday and increases based on years of service
* Prorated Sick accrual is 1.85 per payday
* 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
* 13 Paid Holidays / year
* Group Term Life Insurance $25,000
* Employee wellness program with comprehensive health screenings through Wellness Solutions

Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. The most qualified will be invited to a panel interview. Those that score the highest out of the panel interview will be advanced to department interviews. It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Completion of the supplemental questions is a required part of the application and examination process. "See Resume" will not be acceptable as an answer to supplemental questions.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Please go to the Member Agencies tab, locate San Francisco/Peninsula, Under that select East Palo Alto. Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Human Resources, or (650) 853-3100.

The City of East Palo Alto is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Danielle Oliveira from Muchmore Than Consulting at .

ABOUT THE CITY: The City of East Palo Alto is a beautiful community located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and is uniquely positioned to maximize its potential as a significant city in the region. Founded by speculators and farmers in 1849, the town was originally named Ravenswood. In 1983 the residents decided to incorporate as East Palo Alto. The population is approximately 31,500 with an area of 2.5 square miles.