Del Valle Independent School DistrictCafeteria Worker (2019-2020)

Del Valle Independent School District

Cafeteria Worker (2019-2020) (1829)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleCafeteria Worker (2019-2020)
Posting ID1829

Primary Purpose:

Prepare and serve appropriate quantities of food to meet menu requirements and maintain a high standard of quality in food production, sanitation, and safety practices.


Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma or GED Preferred

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check.  Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee.


Required Experience:




Ability to understand food preparation and safety instructions

Working knowledge of kitchen equipment and food production procedures

Ability to operate large and small kitchen equipment and tools

Ability to perform basic arithmetic operations

Ability to communicate verbally and written


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required)



The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community. 

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators 

Organization Management

The cafeteria worker manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following: 

  • Prepares quality food according to a planned menu of tested, uniform recipes.
  • Serves food according to meal schedules, departmental policies, and procedures.
  • Practices and promotes portion control and proper use of leftovers.
  • Assists with storage of food and corrects food storage as needed.
  • Handles food items, supplies, and as needed, supply deliveries.
  • Follows established procedures to meet high standards of cleanliness, health, and safety.
  • Maintains a clean and organized storage area.
  • Operates tools and equipment according to prescribed safety standards.
  • Keeps garbage collection containers and areas neat and sanitary.
  • Helps record food requisitions and orders.
  • Maintains daily food preparation records. 

Professional Growth and Development

The cafeteria worker provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following: 

  • Participates in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Completes annual continuing education requirements. 

Qualities of an Effective Cafeteria Worker

The cafeteria worker exhibits qualities such as the following: 

  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Promotes teamwork and interaction with fellow staff members.
  • Maintains personal appearance and hygiene.
  • Follows all HACCP standards and procedures.
  • Complies with District policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Complies with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


Large and small kitchen equipment and tools including electric slicer, mixer, pressure steamer, deep-fat fryer, sharp cutting tools, ovens, dishwashers, and food and utility carts, and other equipment applicable to the position.


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 

  • Works with frequent interruptions.
  • Maintains emotional control under stress.
  • Works irregular and extended work hours to include holidays and weekends.
  • Works inside in commercial kitchen environment: exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, extreme humidity, noise, vibration, microwaves, biological hazards (bacteria, mold, fungi), chemical hazards (fumes, vapors, gases), electrical hazards, work with hands in water; work around machinery with moving parts and work on slippery surfaces.
  • Continual standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, (ladder), grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, reaching/overhead reaching, frequent moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds), moderate exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$15.00 - $17.73 / Hourly
LocationChild Nutrition

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/08/2019