Employment with the Nutrition Services Department

  • The Department employs about 380 food service staff and 80 substitutes
  • Generally work four hours (4.5 hour shift with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break)
  • Shifts are scheduled between the hours of 9:00-2:00 pm
  • Work school days only (180 days per year) – Pay is spread out over a 12 month period
  • Starting wage $13.00 per hour for food service worker and $11.72 for food service substitute
  • All Nutrition Services employees (with the exception of Substitute) are eligible to sign up for the District health insurance benefit
  • Job duties include food preparation, serving, cashiering, dishwashing and cleaning – with an emphasis on excellent customer service
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Opportunities for advancement include Head Baker, Head Cook, Assistant Manager, Manager Trainee and Manager
  • Prep/Cook level Food Handlers Permit issued by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department is required.
  • Food Service Worker may be assigned to one school or assigned as an Itinerant to cover long term assignments. Both positions receive the same benefits and pay
  • Dress code requires a Food Zone polo shirt, black pants, hair net and fully enclosed shoes

To be considered for a position with the Nutrition Services Department, complete a
Classified Application Form.

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