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Food Service Worker I (SAFETY) - Tulare County, CA

California Public Utilities Commission




$2,858 - $3,574 a month


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$2,858 - $3,574 a month



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Job Description and Duties

The Dietetic Registry at PDC provides mechanism to meet the temporary needs for coverage on the unit and main kitchen areas. Assignments will be given based on the needs of the department. It is expected that registry food service worker I will work at any unit kitchen location with any group of clients or main kitchen as needed. Assignments will be based solely on the operational needs of the department.

Under the supervision of the Food Service Supervisor I/II, Food Manager, ADD, Supervising Cook I/Production, serves or assists with the preparation of foods and beverages; to clean and maintain food service equipment, utensils, and work areas; as required, to instruct and work with helpers from the client population, may instruct or lead STA residents and to do other related work. Normally area assigned either (1) to help the cooking staff in the kitchen; or (2) to serve food in a dining area. May be required to do work of either type of assignment, incidental to his/her main assignment. Food is generally served cafeteria style in unit kitchens. In kitchen areas, employees perform the routine work of preparing food for cooking and of cleaning and maintaining equipment, utensils and supplies. May instruct and work with a group of helpers from the resident population.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to varying temperatures, and loud noises. Work areas include industrial food service equipment. Works around wet surfaces. Some contact with residents with unpredictable behavior. Potential exposure to communicalbe diseases, body fluids, pesticides and cleaning chemicals. Required to work under stressfull conditions at times.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must posses and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering their own health and well-being or that of their fellow employees', clients, or the public. Must have full range of body motion and be able to lift, push and pull. Corrected vision must be to normal range. Manual finger dexterity/hand-eye coordination required. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Involves frequent heavy lifting up to 50 pounds maximum, often combined with pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, squatting, grabbing, carrying, kneeling, twisting, and reaching at or above shoulder level; includes bending and twisting. Includes sitting, standing and walking most of the time, with or working on, irregular surfaces; and occassionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.



Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Food Service Worker I (Safety)



$2,858.00 - $3,574.00 A

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Tulare County

Job Type:

12 Month Limited Term, Intermittent - 1500 Hours

Department Information

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Porterville Developmental Center

HR/Recruitment and Exams

P.O. Box 2000

Porterville, CA 93258

(559) 782-2087 or (559) 782-2322

Contact Amanda Avila or Leigh Milan for questions specific to the essential functions of the position only.

Special Requirements

Electronic application submission is highly encouraged.

Submit a completed standard state application (STD. 678) by the final filing date. Applications submitted for vacancies must include the Position Title and Position Number in the Job Title Section and MUST be signed and dated. Applicants should indicate on their application, in the job title section, the type of eligibility they currently possess and which qualifies them to apply at this time. In the "Employment History” section of the application you must list your current employment history by providing the To and From dates with the month, day and year, the hours per week that you worked, which should be a whole number and not a range and the Total Worked (years/months). You must complete the Duties Performed section on the application. Applications with “see resume” are not acceptable. Applications received without all of this information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents will not be considered in the selection process. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Personnel Office at the Porterville Developmental Center or completed and downloaded from the website indicated below. NOTE: All appointments are subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA), Departmental Restriction of Appointment (DROA), and Re-employment List procedures, pre-employment physical and fingerprint clearances. Further Information on the definition of the above may be found on the California State Department of Human Resources website at

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental Center

Attn: HR/Recruitment and Examinations

P.O. Box 2000

Porterville, CA 93258

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental Center

HR/Recruitment and Examinations

Porterville Developmental Center

26501 Ave 140

Porterville, CA 93257

Administration Building, Room 64 (non-operational on weekends and holidays)

08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental Services, you and your family will have access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to retirement benefits.

Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. For more information, please visit the links below:

California State Employee Benefits Summary

CalPERS Health Benefit Summary 2022


Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:

Leigh Milan

(559) 782-2322

Hiring Unit Contact:

Amanda Avila

(559) 782-2322

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

Charlenna Haworth

(559) 782-2289

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Confidential Information

Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birth date, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate may be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the California Department of Human Resources.

Cutoff Dates

Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The first cutoff date will be 03/18/2022 with cutoffs every month thereafter and may be processed as conditions warrant to meet hiring needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.



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