Child Nutrition Services Careers

Child Nutrition Services Careers

Join the Child Nutrition Services Team!

  • Contribute to our students’ success by providing nutritious meals with a friendly smile! Child Nutrition Services is currently hiring for all positions for the 2021-22 school year. The ideal candidate is customer-focused, works well in a team, and enjoys a dynamic work environment.

  • School-Based Positions

    Basic Operations Support for School-Based Staff

    • Food preparation (entrees, vegetables, salads, side dishes, and a-la-carte items)
    • Accurate documentation of food counts
    • Collecting cash payments and completing point-of-sale transactions on cash register
    • Cleaning and sanitation of kitchen and cafeteria
    • Putting away deliveries and lifting/moving objects up to 50 lbs
    • Effective communication
    • Friendly interaction with students, faculty, school staff, and co-workers
    • Participating in regular job training

     

    Primary Functions of Various School-Based Positions 

    • Cashier Assistant (grade 17): Prepares/packages food and sets up service lines and completes
      documentation on meals and other items served along with cash collections
    • Transporter (grade 18): Delivers and serves meals and other items at satellite locations
    • Assistant Manager (grade 18) : Assists with management of a school cafeteria and provides
      leadership and manages the school cafeteria in the absence of the CNS Manager
    • Manager Trainee (grade 18): Serves in a training role to learn and become proficient in the
      direct administration of food production, customer service, and sound fiscal control in
      preparation for placement into a Manager position
    • Cafe Manager (various - grades 19-24): Provides direct management in a school cafeteria in the
      areas of food production, customer service, cash handling and inventory

     

    Base Qualifications for all School-Based Positions

    • Must be 18 years old
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations
    • Ability to read and follow recipes and work in a time-efficient manner
    • Physically able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 40 lbs
    • Must be able to spend the majority of the work day standing and/or walking
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Foodservice and money handling experience preferred but not required
  • Central Warehouse Positions

    Driver (Grade 19)

    Delivers food, supplies, and equipment for child nutrition operations to schools in a large delivery truck and performs work related to warehouse receiving and order pick-up.

    Driver Qualifications

    • Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license according to the State of North Carolina
      requirements and be able to drive a large delivery truck
    • Within 60 days of employment, successfully complete Child Nutrition Services food safety training
    • Within 90 days of employment complete training and certification requirements as a forklift operator
    • Must be 18 years old
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations
    • Physically able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 40 lbs
    • Must be able to spend the majority of the workday standing and/or walking
    • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision

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Learn more about available Child Nutrition Services positions, the hiring process, job expectations, work schedules, salary, benefits and more.

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Positions Available:

  • Administrator - CNS Area Supervisor
  • CNS Manager
  • CNS Assistant Manager
  • CNS Cashier Assistant
  • Temporary/Part-time Cashier

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  • Benefits include:

    • A convenient schedule (work while your child is in school)
    • Lunch provided daily
    • Uniform provided after qualifying term
    • Full training
    • Vacation time
    • Holiday pay
    • Health insurance
    • NC Retirement for full-time employees (30 hours and up)
    • Opportunities for advancement
    • A great working environment!

     

    Application materials

    • Employment application
    • Provide a minimum of two supervisory references on your application. References are automatically sent an electronic survey to complete on your behalf upon submission of the online application.
    • Do not mail paper documents to Human Resources

     

    Salary Schedules (Classified Staff)