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Food Service Helper II

  • Food Service Helper II
  • 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 mid-level work involving supervisory responsibility for preparing and serving food, and related tasks.

Job Duties

Supervises and assists food service helpers and other staff in preparing and serving food.

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

Supervises and participates in making toast and coffee, slicing butter, and wrapping silverware.

Supervises and participates in preparing trays with foods of specified amounts and textures for patients on special diets.

Supervises the cleaning of a cafeteria, dining room, and/or kitchen, and the preparation and service equipment.

Requisitions food service supplies and linens; operates a motor vehicle to pick up and deliver requisitioned items if required.

Collects money, if applicable, for food service; prepares simple records and reports.

Receives general supervision; work is reviewed through general inspection and observation.

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.)

One or more years of experience as a Food Service Helper I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


One or more years of experience in commercial or institutional food service.

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?

Intermediate knowledge of food service standards and practices.

Intermediate knowledge of foods and methods of preparation.

Intermediate knowledge of food and work area sanitation.

Ability to instruct and supervise staff.

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.

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