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Infant/Toddler Program Cook

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/14/23

Job Description

Infant/Toddler Program Cook

Job No: 519154
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Food Services, Temporary, Part Time

Job Summary
Under general direction, the IPCDC Infant/Toddler Cook is responsible for the full range of duties associated with the implementation of a daily nutrition program for approximately 45 infant and toddler children and 16 to 20 adults. This position will also support the preschool and school age food program as needed. The part-time Cook will prepare meals and create menu plans for breakfast, lunch, and snack; food and food supply shopping with the Preschool Cook, order, and receive and inventory; food preparation, cooking, and dispensing; clean up; maintenance and organization of equipment, utensils, work, and storage areas. Additional planning and preparation required for children with special dietary needs and/or restrictions. Incumbent is responsible for adhering to the requirements of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) including record keeping and compliance with all licensing and public health regulations and the IPCDC meal and children's program policies and procedures including guidelines for interacting with children.

Incumbent enthusiastically supports the University's strong commitment to the academic success of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students, and to offer CSULB students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning the quality of campus life.
Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and service of breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Four Week Menu Cycle Planning and documentation and record-keeping
  • Kitchen maintenance
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Experience with meal and menu planning; food purchasing and ordering in large quantities, receiving, inventorying supplies; record-keeping. Ability to use discernment and good judgment when interacting with people. Establish and maintain cooperative professional working relationships with staff to meet the needs of the department. Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position, and to adhere to the time limits. Skill in sound time management including prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner. Flexibility with changes in workload, under pressure of deadlines, competing requirements, and constant interruptions. Working knowledge of standard safe work practices including office security and a safe working environment. Ability to lift ~25 lbs. to and from office to program/event locations.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Equivalent to one (1) year of experience performing the duties of a Food Service Worker I or equivalent to one (1) year of experience in assisting a cook in the preparation and cooking of a varied menu. Two (2) years of experience in planning, cooking, and distribution of foods in large quantities, preferred. High School Diploma or general GED preferred.
Licenses / Certificates
California Food Safe Serve Certification and Livescan required. CA Driver's License preferred.
Isabel Patterson Child Development Center
Cook I
The salary range for this classification is $3,060 to $4,349 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
This is a 0.75 time-base temporary position for eleven (11) months with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date. 11/12 pay plan, off month is July.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Sep 28, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.