Job Description

Nutrition & Wellness School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Intern

Location: Nutrition and Wellness Department

Temporary position

Timesheet only

Rate: $14.35/hour

Start Date: TDB. 7:30am-4:00pm

Purpose Statement

The job of Nutrition & Wellness SNS Intern is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the food service activities within the department and other assigned locations with specific responsibilities for food service activities at an assigned school location; food preparation activities; provide written support to convey information; and complying with mandated federal, state, and local guidelines in the areas of health, safety and nutrition.

This job reports to Director of Nutrition & Wellness.

Essential Functions

Monitors, cleans, and maintains all areas of the storage, food preparation, food serving lines (e.g. pans, utensils, equipment, refrigerators) for the purpose of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions.

May assist with inspections of food and supply deliveries for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health requirements.

Supports management and other substitute personnel, student workers, and/or volunteers for the purpose of assisting them in the daily operations of the kitchen.

Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements.

Stocks food and supplies for the purpose of maintaining adequate quantities and security of items.

Supervises kitchen staff and satellite kitchen staff (e.g. orients, trains, evaluates) for the purpose of maximizing the productivity of the work force, providing adequate coverage and ensuring compliance with health, safety, and nutritional standards in the operations. This will also include supervision of Nutrition & Wellness workers I, II and III, student workers, interns and other personnel as assigned.

Supports assigned personnel, student workers, and/or volunteers for the purpose of assisting them in resolving problems and performing their functions in a safe and efficient manner.

Participates in department meetings, in-service trainings, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

Performs functions of other nutritional services positions, as needed within site and at satellite sites for the purpose of ensuring adequate staff coverage within site operations.

Prepares a variety of documentation (e.g. sales transactions, inventories, production records, power point presentations, etc) for the purpose of providing written support, compliance, and/or conveying information.

Process free/reduced applications for the purpose of complying with federal guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changingjob conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment found in a commercial kitchen planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; operating standard office equipment; using pertinent software applications; web based programs.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals and/or technical information; write and/or compose documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; quantify food preparation and handling; sanitation practices; codes/laws/rules/policies; health standards; methods of instruction and training.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create actions plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with interruptions; working with detailed information/data; meeting deadlines and schedules.


Responsibilities include: working under direct and/or limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; directing, providing information, and/or advising others. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 30% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. Applicant must have ability to lift 50 pounds.

Experience:     Job related experience is desired.

Education:     Bachelor degree or higher in Nutrition, Food Service Management, or related field prior to internship start date


Required Testing                                               Certificates and Licenses

Copy of MMR Vaccination Record                          Serve Safe Certificate

                                                                         Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability


Continuing Educ./Training                                

Maintains Certificate(s) and/or Licenses                 


Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Nutrition & Wellness

Shift Type: 8.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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