Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$19.06 - $22.74 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
70 %
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#118148 Lead Food Service Worker

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/11/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/23/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


Lead Food Service Worker, 70% Career is a working team leader with responsibilities to include food production, customer service, on-the-job training, and quality control in a front-of-the-house or back-of-the-house environment. Basic responsibilities will include any or all of the following: problem-solving promptly, food production, customer service and complaints, staff shortages, equipment, and personnel. Will follow established procedures in the absence of the supervisor. In coordination with their supervisor, will be responsible for food production, customer service, controlling labor hours, and merchandising.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees, and an annual operating budget greater than $200 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, retail food service, conference services, and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH, we understand, that each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.

To visit the Housing Dining & Hospitality and the Dining Services website, please click on the links below -

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  • Demonstrated initiative to: 1) identify unit-level problems and/or needs, 2) develop solutions and/or needs proposals, and 3) implement action plans with limited assistance and input.

  • Skill and background in culinary arts, as a cook, and skills in food creativity.

  • Skill to interact and communicate positively with other staff and customers.

  • Knowledge and skill in teaching and delegating of tasks to subordinates and effectively monitoring and evaluating their performance.

  • Knowledge and ability to effectively utilize employees and equipment in daily routines and unforeseen emergencies.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills to effectively manage time.

  • Writing skills to communicate procedures, evaluations, and recommendations to management.

  • Skill and ability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines, and difficult people calmly and professionally.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10-hour workday).
  • Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks.
  • Health codes require prescribed uniforms, hair covering, and good personal hygiene.
  • Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance.
  • Meal prerequisite is required for all Dining Services employees.
  • Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.
  • Current State of California Driver's License and clean driving record required to drive university vehicle.
  • Access to reliable transportation preferred.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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