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Intermittent Food Service Worker 2 - Catering

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing - Catering
Classification: Food Service Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Intermittent, Ongoing
Salary: $11.99 - $15.37 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes June 9, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete position description and list of job duties please email and reference Food Service Worker 2 - Catering Lead Staff.

In addition to your online application, please upload answers to the following supplemental questions:
1. This position provides wait staff service for customers. Describe your experience in customer service and the setting in which you interacted with customers (i.e. food service, retail, reception). Give examples that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service to individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

2. This position assists with setting up buffets, decorating tables and rooms, and assembling and delivery of catering equipment, including tables, chairs, carts, and serving equipment. Describe experience that has prepared you to assume these responsibilities.

Department Summary
University Housing, a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is both an educational and business enterprise of the University. The role of University Housing is to support the academic mission of the University through the provision of residence life, family student housing, dining services, catering and conferences services, marketing, promotions, public relations and communications, ResNet, facilities and custodial services, and business services. University Housing is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the university (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget). The goal of University Housing is to set the standard for the seamless integration of student living and student learning.

University Housing strives to be a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. We are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion into our daily work practices and activities; with our ongoing goal to create safe, welcoming, and equitable working and learning environments.

Position Summary
The Catering Lead Staff (Intermittent Food Service Worker 2) assists the Director of Catering and the Catering Captain in coordinating and setting-up catering operations at multiple locations both on and off campus. This position must at all times interact with customers in a helpful and courteous manner, and have the ability to prioritize duties, maintain professional demeanor, and provide excellent customer service during rush periods.

Work Schedule:
This is an intermittent, on-call position with work assigned on an irregular, fluctuating basis when work is available; Schedules can and will change depending on the needs of the unit and can include a mixture of a.m./p.m, weekend shifts and holidays.

Essential Personnel:
Weather/nature conditions change rapidly in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this there are certain personnel who are considered required at all times to maintain the continuity of critical operations and business during and after a disaster or natural event. This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Working Conditions:
• Walking and standing on wet and slippery floors several time daily - generally during floor cleaning time, but occasionally due to spillage or equipment malfunction
• Work flow is sporadic and includes extremes and sustained rush periods during peak meal service hours
• Frequent exposure to temperature extremes (in and out of walk-in refrigeration and freezer compartments)
• Work in food preparation areas held at 50 degrees for up to eight hours daily
• Exposure to hot, humid conditions (commercial dish room)
• Working directly over heated food service areas several hours per day while supplying food to and serving food on a hot serving line
• Standing for long periods of time
• Requires lifting up to 30 lbs on an infrequent basis and up to 20 lbs routinely
• Interact with a large number of people
• Requires lifting, bending, twisting, stooping and exertion for long periods

This position reports to the Director of Catering.

Special Requirements
Must currently have, or have the ability to obtain the following within 2 weeks of employment:
• Lane County Food Handler's Card
• OLCC Server's Permit
• Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification

Minimum Requirements
• One year of experience in a commercial food service facility

Professional Competencies
• Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Ability to prioritize duties, maintain professional demeanor, and provide excellent customer service during rush periods
• Must take and be able to understand Hazard Communication Training supplied by employer

Preferred Qualifications
• One year experience in a catering/banquet facility

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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