Nutrition Services Support Specialist – Wainwright Int School

November 5, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type



Tacoma Public Schools

First Available Work Date: November 6,2023

FTE: 0.7813

Hours per day: 6.25

Salary Level: FS/1A/2, $20.53hr

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:15am - 2:00pm

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
Hiring Bonus: Regular and Substitute Nutrition Services ($500). No high school diploma or GED required. District offering incentives to obtain GED.
Examples Of Duties

This position provides support to nutrition services activities at assigned schools/buildings by performing cashier functions; assists the cook manager with general kitchen duties and/or preparation of large food quantities; responsible for all fiscal records and data entry into Nutrition Services meal accounting system.


Informs cook of average daily meal count for satellite school; loads food into personal vehicle at the preparation kitchen and transports to assigned satellite school.

Performs on-site food preparation as needed to assemble and serve attractive and appetizing meals.

Supervises on-site helpers.

Performs cashiering functions during meal service; records daily count.

Prepares and forwards money for bank deposits as instructed.

Completes various records, input sheets and reports; forwards said documents to Food Service Office in a timely manner.

Maintains neat and clean work environment; performs clean-up duties as needed.

Follows proper safety and sanitation procedures.


Performs related duties as assigned.

Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.

Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

Attends training meeting, as assigned.

Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.


Experiences frequent interruptions and inflexible deadlines; required to be precise; occasionally required to deal with difficult and sensitive situations and /or people; required, or may have to travel to District and other sites within the community; may be required to work extended hours as needed; required to operate kitchen equipment with moving parts; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or high noise levels; may work in freezer and/or refrigeration units for extended periods of time; may be required to shift and prioritize tasks; required to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods; required to perform repetitive tasks; required to perform movements, adopt applicable positions, and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals and clean up; required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 25 to 45 pounds and occasionally team lift/move up to 50 pounds in accordance with established guidelines and proper safety precautions, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

One year successful experience in the district's food services program; recent successful experience in performing cashier duties at a school kitchen in the district; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. No high school diploma or GED required. District offering incentives to obtain diploma or GED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of safety and sanitation rules and procedures.

Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations, compute and manage change, and maintain up-to-date accurate records.

Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism.

Ability to consistently move up to 20 pounds.

Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.

Ability to score at the 80% level or higher on the arithmetic test required for the position.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Current Food and Beverage Handler's Permit. Successful completion of required in- service. Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation for transportation of food.

Supplemental Information

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 25-57-252,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 25-57-8,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 25-57-9,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 25-57-096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 25-57-00,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 57, Tacoma, WA 9840-57.

Closing Date/Time: 11/12/2023 12:00 AM Pacific

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