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Retail Dining Associate

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Food Court/Snack Bar Attendant
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Posting Duration: 9/11/2018 - 11/30/2018
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

Illinois State University: The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.

This position is an integral part of our dining operations staff. Led by experienced culinary professionals, we offer staff the opportunity to work in newly-renovated facilities and are committed to using quality ingredients and processes. This position plays an integral role in accomplishing this goal by assisting the restaurant manager and assistant manager with all aspects of food production and service in our retail venues. Persons in this position have a hand in food production, sanitation, customer service, and cash handling. This position will work in any one of our retail venues including the Airport Lounge, Business Bistro, Burger King, Einstein Bros. ® Bagels, Starbucks, McAlister's Deli, Pizza Hut and University High School Store.

Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in food preparation. Clean, slice and portion meats, vegetables and other foods for serving.
- Prepare cold plate combinations and arrange ingredients attractively and add garnishes and dressing.
- Prepare ingredients and assemble all orders of sandwiches, potatoes, soups and pizza including baking, grilling and frying.
- Assist in serving food, including order taking and the use of a cash register. Replenish serving line and holding carts as needed.
- Follow established sanitation principles in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines.


Required Qualifications

1. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

2. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Desired Qualifications:

1. One year of experience in food service.

2. Knowledge of use and operation of cleaning materials, methods and equipment.

3. Ability to read and write.

4. Ability to perform other related duties as assigned.

5. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work independently.

6. Ability to apply common sense to carry out detailed instructions.

7. Good communication skills.

8. Good customer service skills.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees

Food Service Sanitation Certification Preferred


11.03 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Dept of Event Management, Dining & Hospitality
Contact: Jill Smith
Phone Number:

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail or mail will not be accepted. Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare a reference list to attach with your application including at least 3 professional references and phone numbers.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

You may print a copy of your application or resume and bring it to the examination with you as a reference. In order to receive the maximum eligible points for the civil service exam, you may upload a food service certificate under the optional documents, if applicable. If applicable, DD214 may be sent to Jill Smith by fax to 309-438-0011, or sent to Human Resources, Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300.

Working hours and days off will be subject to bid.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1110.

This is a full-time position on an academic calendar. It will be subject to academic break lay-off (such as spring break, summer break).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.