Job Description

Nutrition & Wellness Worker II
Location: Fireside Elementary School
9 months, 7 hrs/day (7:00-2:30)
Grade 14, $15.63/hour
Non Interim
Dates: 08/05/2024-05/22/2025

Purpose Statement 

The job of Nutrition & Wellness Worker 2-Elementary & Middle School is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the food service activities at assigned location with specific responsibilities for directing food service personnel; producing food to meet the mandated nutritional needs of students; providing written support to convey information; and complying with mandated health standards and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

This job reports to Central Kitchen Manager

Essential Functions

Monitors, cleans and maintains all areas of the storage, food preparation and serving areas of the kitchen (e.g. utensils, equipment, refrigerators) for the purpose of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions and compliance with health requirements. 

Estimates food preparation amounts for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste of food items.

Evaluates prepared food for flavor, appearance and temperature for the purpose of presenting items that will be accepted by students and/or staff.

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

Stocks, inventories and orders food and supplies for the purpose of ensuring availability of items required for meeting projected menu requirements and maintaining an adequate inventory level.

Manages assigned site operations for the purpose of providing safe and efficient food services at the assigned site in compliance with mandated nutritional menu requirements and health standards.

Supervises, trains, evaluates N&W Substitutes with food preparation, serving and cleaning for the purpose of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions and compliance with health requirements and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

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

Reconciles transactions (e.g. meal counts, monies collected, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining account balances in compliance with established policies and procedures.

Maintains a variety of manual and/or electronic files and records (e.g. production reports, temperature logs, time sheets, etc.) for the purpose of providing up to date information and/or historical reference in accordance with established administrative guidelines and legal requirements.

Knowledge of web based programs and other software related to the N&W Department for the purpose of maintaining daily operations.

Responds to inquiries of students, staff and the public for the purpose of providing information and/or direction regarding food items and/or food service policies and practices.

Screens free/reduced meal applications for the purpose of ensuring accuracy before submitting student applications to the Nutrition & Wellness Department.

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


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and 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; methods of quantity cooking.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using 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 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 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; maintaining a good rapport with students, employees and community.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  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 10% sitting, 60% walking, and 30% 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 with increasing levels of responsibility is                                      required.

Education:   High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                      ServSafe Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training           

Maintains Certificate(s)                   


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: 7.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, May 10, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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