Food Service Coordinator

Division:Senior Services
Open Date:May 19, 2022
Close Date:June 23, 2022
Salary Range:$16.16/hr - $24.89/hr
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-Time, Non-Exempt


(Salary commensurate with qualifications/ experience)

Location at the North Davis Senior Center, Clearfield

Job Description

General Purpose
Performs supervisory tasks in overseeing the meal services at a senior center.
Example of Duties

Supervises food service workers and volunteers in the serving of meals and clean-up; trains volunteers and food service workers; schedules duties; manages the Senior Center kitchen to serve catered meals to congregate clients; supervises the packaging and delivery of meals to homebound clients; cooks meals on occasions according to center’s calendar and planning.

Maintains a sanitary work area and instructs volunteers and employees in sanitary and healthful handling of food.  Maintains health and safety standards in all areas.  Ensures kitchen operations and food storage meet health and sanitation codes; ensures food is maintained at appropriate temperatures; ensures all food is properly covered and stored.  Attends planning and coordination meetings as requested by the Bureau Manager.

Prepares and maintains an accurate reservation list; orders meals from the list; assures food is not wasted; maintains a daily and weekly record of meals ordered and served for congregate and homebound clients; assists with the counting of money from meal and program donations with another employee/volunteer, and prepares and makes bank deposit. Responsible for ensuring that food presentation is appealing and appetizing to clients.

Prepares nutrition reports necessary for the program; enters data; orders nutrition supplies for site; takes supplies to other suppliers when needed for special meals; maintains an accurate inventory of equipment. Works with other center staff in determining who will attend special events and functions while providing adequate center coverage. Assures daily pick up of meals from vendor.  Creates and manages a weekly and monthly cleaning chart.  Assures cleanliness and maintenance of vehicles used to transport food.

Assists with education, orientation, and training of volunteers for delivering meals to the homebound clients, congregate meals, and assigns daily duties to food service workers and volunteers according to agency policies and procedures.  Schedules volunteers and staff for meal delivery routes and coverage.  Fills in for Meals on Wheels volunteers as needed; drives delivery routes and organizes routes in an efficient manner.  Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

High school graduation (or equivalent), plus three (3) years of full-time experience in the field of nutrition or food service delivery; an acceptable combination of related experience and education/training may be considered.  


Preference for supervisory experience. Preference for college coursework in nutrition, family studies, gerontology or a related field.  


Special Qualifications

Must possess a valid Davis County Food Handler Permit upon hire, and obtain within six (6) months of hire date, a ServSafe/Food Safety Manager’s (USU) certification. Must pass a criminal history background investigation. Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of:  nutrition skills, food storage/preservation techniques; food service sanitation and safety; inventory procedures and practices; department policies and procedures. Skill in using applicable computer hardware and software applications, general office equipment including telephone, multifunction copier/scan/fax machine, and calculator.  This position will require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to ensure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to:  oversee kitchen operations; properly use kitchen utensils and equipment; work sustained periods of standing, walking, lifting, and continuous movement; maintain inventory and prepare inventory reports; communicate effectively (verbally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, site volunteers, patrons, and the general public.

Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required.