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Food Service Assistant (Cafeteria) - Limited Term Employment  
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01087

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    FSA2 (Cafeteria)

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The starting salary is $12.95 per hour. The pay schedule/range is 03/09. This is an LTE appointment and is limited to 1039 hours in a year. Pay for current State of WI employees will be based on the compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment.
Jennie Hocker, HR Specialist,
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Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS); Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) is recruiting for multiple temporary Food Service Assistant (FSA) positions in the Cafeteria. 

Part-Time and Full-Time Available.  Flexible hours. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Shifts between the hours of 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.  Weekend availability a plus! 

These positions are eligible for an additional $0.45 for hours worked between 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, and a weekend differential of $0.60 for hours worked between midnight Friday to midnight Sunday.

WMHI is a psychiatric hospital providing quality mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. The facility has a beautiful campus located on Lake Winnebago with adjacent walking paths by the lake for employees to use during break periods. There are additional benefits for employees of the facility including a gym, several wellness initiatives, a casual dress code, and other special program events. 

Please note:

Please review information regarding LTE employment with the State of Wisconsin linked here.

  • LTE positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to a permanent civil service classified position and do not lead to permanent status.

  • Wisconsin residency is required for LTE positions.

  • No more than 1039 hours may be worked in a 12 month year.

Position Summary:   

The FSA2 (Cafeteria) serves quantity foods, cafeteria style, for approximately 200 people including individuals with modified diets.  Duties include assembling trays and nourishments for patients; monitoring sanitation and safety; and upholding the security in cafeteria areas.

Special Notes:   

  • All applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

  • All appointees will be required to receive a TB screen and other pre-employment health assessments prior to their start date.

  • These positions have physical requirements which may include but are not limited to lifting up to 45 lbs. in the cafeteria and up to 75 lbs. in the kitchen, bending, twisting, reaching, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting and working on feet for extended periods of time. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.
  • Qualifications:   

    This position requires the following:

  • Experience providing customer service in a food service, retail, or other related business setting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Training and/or experience using a computer to enter data.

    • In addition, well-qualified candidates will have:
    • Knowledge of basic sanitation, hand washing and safety standards in a food service environment.

    • Previous food service or production experience

    • ServSafe(or equivalent food service certification).

    • Experience working cooperatively as part of a team.
    • How To Apply:   

      To apply, please send a resume, along with three professional references to Beth Parnell via email at  Please reference the Job Announcement Code in the subject line.  Application materials will be accepted until the needs of the institution are met.

      Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

      DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

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