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Dining Services II - Fitzsimons Veterans Living Center $3,250 Sign-On Incentive!

Job Posted 5/16/2023
Colorado Department of Human Services
Aurora, CO
United States
Category Restaurant-Food
Experience Required
Government / Civil Service
$16.66 to $16.66 Per Hour
Job Description
Description of Job
This position will be paid biweekly.

This position functions independently in performing a full range of responsibilities that include but are not limited to: serving meals in the main and satellite kitchens, serving residents, cleaning, sanitation, and related tasks. This includes following generally accepted and facility food service standards. This position performs a variety of heavy manual labor food service duties, including, but not limited to cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen, the kitchen equipment, utensils, dishes, pots and pans. It requires heavy lifting, manual labor, long periods of standing and walking, which includes delivering the food hot boxes to the satellite kitchens. This position helps to stock and maintain par levels in the storeroom, coolers and freezers, and supervises the above mentioned tasks and responsibilities in the absence of the Food Services Director..
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

Six (6) months of experience preparing and/or serving food.


There are no substitutions for this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications & Desirable Competencies:

  • Experience in food service Certification of Servsafe Class
  • Experience working in a hospital or living center
  • Knowledge of institutional food service procedures and practices,
  • Knowledge of health requirements in the operation of a food service unit,
  • Knowledge of health hazards in food service and the necessary precautionary measures
  • Knowledge of weights, measures, (e.g., food scales, measuring cups, and spoons) and food measurement techniques
  • Knowledge of techniques used in mixing food (e.g., gelatin, pancake batter, salad dressing, scrambled eggs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of meat and vegetable preparation methods
  • Knowledge of cooking methods (e.g., frying, deep-fat frying, boiling, or baking)
  • Knowledge of the use of kitchen utensils in serving or portioning meals
  • Knowledge of food safety related to handling and storing cooked foods, serving and storing temperatures, or reading food thermometers
  • Ability to read English at the level necessary for interpreting and understanding written recipes, menus, nourishment labels, diet slips, portioning sheets, and policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
  • Ability to perform basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) as related to calculating or converting units of measure for determining proper amounts of food ingredients for mass food production
  • Ability to clean, cut, cube, grind, and tenderize meat
  • Ability to clean, peel, dice, grate, slice, and chop vegetables
  • Ability to measure food ingredients using food scales, measuring cups, or spoons
  • Ability to mix food items (e.g., gelatin, pancake batter, salad dressing, scrambled eggs, etc.)
  • Ability to boil food items and operate a jacketed steam kettle in a safe and effective manner
  • Ability to fry food items and operate a grill or tilt grill in a safe and effective manner
  • Ability to bake food items and operate a gas, rotary, or convection oven in a safe and effective manner
  • Interpersonal skills, and teamwork skills

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check
  • Must be willing to test for Tuberculosis (TB) test.
  • May be required to use, handle, or have exposure to hazardous materials, such as oven cleaner, sanitizer, and bleach.
  • Shift work, including days, evenings, weekends, or holidays.
  • May be exposed to virus(s), bacteria and or other contagious illnesses.
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.
  • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of first dose prior to providing care.
  • Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact

Sign-On Incentive:

Upon approval, a sign-on incentive based on position, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 (prorated if a part-time position), will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when the new employee starts at CDHS, 180-day anniversary and 270-day anniversary with CDHS. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select high-need positions.

About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

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Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at or call 1-800-929-0791.


$3,250 Sign-On Incentive!

1575 Sherman St.
Denver CO 80203
United States