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The New York State School for the Blind
2A Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Food Service Worker 2 (50%), Grade 9 (CSEA-Inst)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Food Service Worker 2 (50%) position in the New York State School for the Blind. The incumbent of this position will assist in all food service management activities.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in preparation of meals;
  • Ensure proper sanitation of all kitchen areas and all pots, pans, sinks, steam tables, cooler, and equipment;
  • Supervise Food Service Worker 1’s and, in the absence of the Food Service Worker 3, supervise the operation of the kitchen; and
  • Inspect all kitchen areas to ensure that cleaning agents and chemicals are picked up, properly stored, and are out of students reach.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the following titles: Dietitian 1, Dietitian 2, Nutrition Services Administrator 1, or Nutrition Services Administrator 2.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Food Service Worker 2.  If you are on the Food Service Worker 2 eligible list, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered.  For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have one year of jurisdictional labor class or 55b/c service as a Food Service Worker 1 OR one year of permanent non-competitive service as a Dietitian Technician or Cook OR two years of qualifying experience** in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service.  Provisional candidates must be registered to take the examination on March 16, 2019, for Food Service Worker 2 and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.  The announcement for the March 16, 2019, Food Service Worker 2 exam can be found at https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc/26-565.cfm.

**Examples of Qualifying Experience: Commercial or institutional food service includes but is not limited to employment in a hospital, nursing home, or school cafeteria, residential dining hall, restaurant or diner.  Experience must have included responsibility for food preparation, food service, and ordering of food and non-food supplies.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience: Non-qualifying food service experience includes but is not limited to waiting tables (waiter/waitress/server), greeting and seating guests (host/hostess), clearing and cleaning tables (bussing), serving beverages (bartender), cashier, dishwasher, or cleaning staff.

Substitution for the Qualifying Experience: Appropriate*** formal culinary arts or food service training which resulted in a certificate or degree may be credited towards the above experience as follows:

  • A six-month certificate training program*** - up to six months of the required experience; OR
  • A one-year certificate training program*** - up to one year of the required experience; OR
  • An associate degree*** or higher in culinary arts or food service from a regionally accredited college or university – up to two years of the required experience.

***Appropriate formal food service training programs are programs accredited by one of the following: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission or non-degree programs recognized by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Educational Assurance program or programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment or a temporary provisional appointment.  Provisional candidates must be registered to take the examination on March 16, 2019, for Food Service Worker 2 and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment.  Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense.  The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.  The announcement for the March 16, 2019, Food Service Worker 2 exam can be found at https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc/26-565.cfm.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $22,156 ($44,311 prorated to 50%) based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 1, 2019 to nyssbjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (BND-92/00403) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.tion.

Location: 
Batavia
Grade Level: 
Grade 9
Negotiating Unit: 
CSEA-Inst
Salary: 
$18,026 ($36,051 prorated to 50%)
Box #: 
BND-92/00403
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
New York State School for the Blind

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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