Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Food Services & Facilities Assistant

Job ID
# Positions
Clare Swan Early Learning Center
Full-Time, Regular






Job Title:

Food Services & Facilities Assistant

Reports To:

Senior Manager

FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


General Functions:

Under the supervision and direction of the Cook, the Food Services & Facilities Assistant provides support and assistance to the Cook to ensure food service is delivered and the kitchen maintained with the highest of quality standards. It is the expectation of this position that in the absence of the Cook, the Food Services & Facilities Assistant will be able to deliver the food service at the same standard. This position will also report to the Early Head Start Manager in regards to basic facilities maintenance, as needed, throughout the day to ensure a safe and functional working environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Cook to meet the goals of daily food service for the program
  • Understand and comply with all CACFP requirements and Municipality of Anchorage Health & Safety regulations as they relate to food service in the educational environment setting
  • Maintain clean, sanitary, safe, and well-organized kitchen and food storage environment
  • Assist Administrative staff in gathering data for the monthly CACFP claims, as requested
  • In conjunction with the Health & Safety Coordinator, conduct Daily Safety Check of the grounds and address issues immediately, where possible
  • Throughout the day, confirm parking/walkways are free from slipping or other safety hazards
  • Establish positive relationships with classrooms and be present when possible, to enhance students understanding and connection with the food service program
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Ability to develop positive rapport with parents, children, and co-workers
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities
  • Possess effective communication skills and maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion
  • Able to independently follow an established work schedule

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift up to 75 lbs
  • Repetitive bending, stretching, and stooping
  • Have mobility required to shop, receive deliveries, store, and rotate food as required
  • Work outdoors in any variety of weather
  • Fully capable to have visual or hearing capabilities consistent with Child Care Licensing safety requirements
  • Perform extensive cleaning
  • Light typing and word processing

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • State of Alaska Certified Food Protection Manager credential or obtain within six (6) months of hire
  • Municipality of Anchorage Food Worker Card or obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must provide copy of current TB test and physical
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory report from a state and federal background reference check

Preferred qualifications:

  • Two (2) years experience working a commercial kitchen or a Head Start kitchen

Additional information:

  • Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified current/former program parents pursuant to Head Start Performance Standard 1302.90 Personnel Policies (b) (6).


The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.




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