Washington State DSHS Food Service Worker in Lakewood, Washington


Begin developing essential skills for a career in the culinary industry while earning great benefits, a stable schedule, and career building potential.

You'll be part of a team that thrives from providing top quality food for patients. In this role, you will support our team with a variety of tasks to ensure excellent customer service, quality and safety in providing food and nutritional services at Western State Hospital (WSH) located in Lakewood, WA.

Some of what you will do:

  • Prepare and serve foods according to therapeutic dietary needs, recipes, and menus
  • Kitchen Sanitation, dishwashing and floor cleaning
  • Set-up, load and deliver food and supplies to ward kitchen
  • Comply with and monitor food safety regulations

What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of kitchen and dining room work, personal hygiene, sanitation and housekeeping practices
  • Ability to operate standard kitchen appliances and equipment
  • Ability to learn routines involved in preparing and serving food according to therapeutic dietary orders, recipes and menus
  • A food handler's permit or ability to obtain permit

Who should apply? Professionals with a food handler's permit or ability to obtain within 14 days of employment and experience working in a food preparation environment is desired.

NOTE: To obtain a Pierce County food handler's permit by start date click HERE.

Questions? Email Brenda Fitzpatrick or call (509) 363-5032 and reference #03616. Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protect­ed veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


Salary: $2,130.00 - $2,718.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2018-03616

Closing: 4/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov