Substitute Food Service

Minot Public School
 Minot, ND

A substitute employee is one hired with the understanding that his/her association with the school district will be on a substitute basis, as needed, because of the absence of an employee. A substitute may be called the day before they are needed or early in the morning on the day of the absence of the regular employee due to illness or other obligations.

Rate of Pay:

$11.80 per hour or according to Classified Employee Pay Schedule

Hours Per Day:

Hours vary


Under basic supervision, assists in food preparation and presentation at MPS school kitchens; prepares and serves food, operates a cash register/service terminal, and cleans dining areas and food preparation areas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists the kitchen staff with basic food preparation and presentation; performs work in compliance with MPS policies, and quality and safety standards; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Prepares dining areas for meal time; prepares and serves meals and snacks; verifies proper temperature to meet safety requirements; may operate a cash register/service terminal.
  • Cleans work areas and maintains orderly, safe, and sanitary conditions in food service facilities and dining areas; cleans tables, chairs, floors, and surfaces; cleans dishes, utensils, tools, and equipment; cleans dining areas and food preparation areas to meet mandated health standards.
  • Supports the relationship between the Minot Public School District and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and District staff; maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records, and District information; follows compliance rules governing child abuse; performs related duties as required or assigned.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines High School diploma or GED equivalent; some customer service work experience is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • MPS policies and procedures.
  • Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation and distribution, and for maintaining and cleaning food distribution and storage areas.
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.

Skill in:

  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures, and following safety standards.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid North Dakota State Driver's License may be required.


Work is performed in various MPS food preparation and distribution facilities.