MO Project: Contextual Branding

Food Service Helper I

  • Food Service Helper I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$21,244.00 – $33,580.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$885.00 – $1,400.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level work in preparing and serving food.

Job Duties

Washes and prepares vegetables and fruits.

Participates in the preparation and cooking of simple menu items such as eggs, hamburgers, french-fried potatoes, and vegetables.

Prepares trays with foods of specified amounts and textures for patients on special diets.

Serves food in a cafeteria or dining room; sets up the food line by stocking required food and drinks.

Washes pots, pans, dishes, trays, food serving carts, and other kitchen equipment.

Maintains sanitary conditions in assigned work areas.

Collects money if applicable for food service.

Follows standard procedures in the performance of responsibilities; receives close supervision.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Completion of the tenth grade.


One or more years of work experience or self-employment.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of food service standards and practices.

Introductory knowledge of foods and methods of preparation.

Introductory knowledge of food and work area sanitation.

Ability to work continuous hours while standing.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, and the general public.

Ability to report to work clean and free of communicable diseases.

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The following link will provide you with general information about State of Missouri employee benefits.

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