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Job: Dining Services II

Job Description

Job Type: Full time, Hourly

Wage: $15/hr.

Location: Florence, CO.

Job Description

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies. This position will be paid bi-weekly.

Bruce McCandless State Veterans Community Living Center is a State-owned and operated skilled nursing facility dedicated to serving those who have served us. Our Eden Mission is to honor and respect those living and working in our home through companionship, empowerment, and individualized care while providing a comfortable and safe place to live.

Shifts will be scheduled between 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

**Please note: Shifts will vary based on the needs of the department.**


  • Various cleaning duties in the dining room, including but not limited to: cleaning tables, sanitizing and washing dishes, collecting trash, and cleaning floors.
  • Maintaining all kitchen equipment according to set guidelines
  • Serving food in an appealing manner, while following portion sizes, specialized resident plans, departmental procedures and all related requirements.
  • Preparing salad, pureeing menu items, and plating and serving desserts.
  • Communicating resident feedback, regarding likes and dislikes to supervisor.
  • Assisting cook with meal preparation.
  • Preparing items on grill and deep fryer.
  • Verifying which items need to be prepped and pulled for the next two days and storing them properly
  • Monitoring all food and refrigerator’s temperatures and recording on proper form.
  • Notifying supervisor when foods are not at proper serving temperature so problem can be corrected immediately.
  • Checking all left over foods in refrigerators for expiration dates.
  • Providing service and assistance in the dining room as needed, including taking orders, providing drinks, serving and being available to meet resident requests.
  • Attending scheduled in-services, trainings and meetings.
  • Training new employees on the functions of the job and providing feedback to the Food Service Manager on proficiency of new employee.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment Appeal Rights


One (1) year of food services experience. (This experience must be specifically documented on your application).

Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience
  • Experience working in a long-term care environment
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Detail-oriented
  • Cooking experience
  • Reliable source of transportation

Conditions of Employment:

  • Name check, TRAILS,Fingerprinting, CAP
  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.
  • This position is considered essential services, meaning employees are required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
  • This position requires shift work.
  • Must be able to work around and with cleaning chemicals such as bleach, dishwasher detergent, oven cleaner, etc.
  • Must be able to remain standing/mobile for a period of eight (8) hours.
  • 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.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire.
    • 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 [email protected]
    • 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 or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health Environment.
  • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees, direct contractors, 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.

*Reminder: This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future, including part and full-time positions.

Appeal Rights: (For Permanent Positions/Classified Only) 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 ([email protected]), 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 spb.colorado.gov; 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 spb.colorado.gov under Rules. Supplemental Information

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY) Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

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.

Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a prorated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.

Assessment process Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

Scheduled dates of possible applicant assessments (I.E., Exams, Oral Boards, Written Exams or Interviews) will not be made up. If you fail to show at the appointed date/time, make-ups will not be allowed.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

For additional recruiting questions, please contact [email protected]

About Us (For Permanent Positions Only): 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:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program
  • MotivateMe
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

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.

ADAAA 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 [email protected] call 1-800-929-0791. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone1-800-929 0791 or email ADA Coordinator at [email protected] least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


**Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee, time to time; the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Click “Visit” below for more detail on this specific job.

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