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University of Colorado Food Service Worker I in Colorado Springs, Colorado


The vision of UCCS Dining and Food Services is to be a recognized leader in service delivery and food sustainability to cultivate and nurture a healthy campus culture where access to wholesome, seasonal, and local food directly links to wellness, sense of place, and environmental protection. Aligning UCCS Dining and Food Services with campus sustainability efforts allows for the integration of academic programs and community action, thereby providing students invaluable experiential learning opportunities. This includes preparing and serving healthy, flavorful, sustainable, and nutritious food produced through fiscally responsible and mindful practices that nourish and support our community.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

The purpose in the UCCS Food Service Worker 1 is to provide quality food and supplies, equipment and services, in a sanitary and safe environment for resident dining at UCCS. Position assists in the preparation and/or presentation of food, stocking and service of various foods including salads, desserts, appetizers, soups, stews, convenience food items, entrees, sandwiches, dressings and garnishes and/or beverages.

  • Performs posted opening or closing duties at resident dining halls as assigned.

  • Coordinates customer orders for preparation, service and/or delivery in a timely fashion. Operates and maintains the following equipment: choppers, food washing equipment, slicers, mixers, ovens, steam jacket kettles, pressure steamers, coffee machines and various hand tools.

  • Maintains the proper storage of food items in designated storage areas.

  • Maintain dish room organization, dish cleaning equipment and sanitation records/logs. Report asy issues to manager.

  • Ensures that sanitary and HACCP procedures are maintained in assigned areas. Maintain health code compliance including, but not limited to, temperature, safe food handling procedures and proper sanitary procedures.

  • Provides visual security to prevent theft. Reports all theft to the manager on duty immediately.

  • Sets up all service areas including, but not limited to, beverage (including specialty coffee mixers), salad bar/counter, deli, pizza, entry/exit ways, takeout, bakery, short order, specialty bars and/or dessert areas with equipment and supplies.

  • Position may be assigned as “Essential Services Designation” – meaning required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

Job Competencies:

  • Ability to comprehend, carry out and explain complex verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist and lift up to 60 pounds when storing, stocking and gathering prepared products and/or inventory items.

  • Ability to stand and walk on hard floors for extended hours.

  • Requires the safe and efficient use of food service equipment such as ovens, grills, food choppers and processors, steamers, slicers, etc., as well as understanding the proper way to clean food service equipment.

This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Hourly Pay Range: Generally Starting at $12.32 - $13.51

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at . Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado

This position is dependent on the availability of auxiliary revenues funding.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of April 19, 2021.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of April 19, 2021.

  • The potential employee start date is April 26, 2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Requirements :

  • At least 2 years’ experience in food preparation and service environment.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have moderate bending, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, moderate energy requirements, tasting/smelling, depth perception, color vision and good field of vision. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and constantly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Job: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 31, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jessica Bell

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00001983

Req ID: 20668

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.