Dish Room Attendant

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


Our mission is to serve Colorado State University Dining Services with loyalty, competence and professionalism and to expect the same from others; to maintain within our Institution the highest standards of service, quality products and food safety and to promote the same standards within the community by personal practice and example. Residential Dining Services sole purpose is to provide Colorado State University students, faculty/staff and the community with a quality food service program.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

This Dish Room Attendant provides support to Housing and Dining Services / Residential Dining by washing, sanitizing and storing equipment for the dining center. Additionally, cross-train and perform duties in all areas of the operation. This position also trains to assist cooks in hot food production from an established preprinted menu and standardized recipes. Responsible for quality, quantity and appearance of foods prepared.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Dish Machine Operation

  • Wash, sanitize, and store dishes, pots and pans, flatware, and service ware used in dining center.
  • Assist with sanitizing all production, service areas, machinery/equipment, dishes and utensils according to sanitation guidelines and schedules.
  • Assist in servicing and monitoring equipment.
  • Assist with training and oversight of hourly employees to complete dishwashing tasks.
  • Maintain a high standard of safety by keeping work area clean and organized.

Dining Assemble

  • Assist in assembly and dismantle service and dining areas.
  • Train hourly employees to complete dining assemble/dismantle duties.
  • Perform custodial duties as needed (ie: sweeping, mopping, hard surface cleaning of the dining center).

Customer Service

  • Establish and nurture a positive relationship with customers.
  • Comply with rules and regulations and ensure compliance of others.

Meeting Attendance and Other Duties

  • Attend assigned meetings and training sessions.
  • Pass appropriate assessments as applicable (ie: Dining, Departmental, Unit, ServSafe, Allergy Training, New Employee Training, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Incidental duties include, but are not limited to:

Food Production Assistant

  • Assist in production of food items from preprinted menu using standardized recipes and methods to maintain high quality, nutritional standards, and safety/sanitation regulations.
  • Monitor and restock service areas by assuring food product quality and availability.
  • Assist in recording temperature control checks (HACCP).
  • Garnish foods in an attractive manner.
  • Pull, prepare and produce food items for further use.
  • Assist in overseeing and training hourly employees to complete food production.
  • Train in the utilization of food and supply items by storing, refrigerating, freezing, or disposing following safety, sanitation, and operation guidelines.
  • Assist and learn how to record and access customer counts, food preparation, production, inventory and all other information pertinent to Computrition Menu Management System.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of dishwashing or dining services experience appropriate to the job assignment.



Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Work experience in a high volume meal prep (500+ meals) food production operation.
  • Experience providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to self-motivate with little to no supervision.

An approach to work that includes:

  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing work demands, priorities, and routines.
  • Willingness to learn and follow dining services procedures related to food safety, cleanliness, and dining center operations.

Essential Job Duties

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the “Help” link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Successfully complete the WorkSteps evaluation., Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare., Special Requirements/Other - Successfully pass the Servsafe certification exam within 6 months of hire date, EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-placement physical exam (WorkSTEPS) as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you willing and able to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services for the Dining Services operation without delay or interruption (i.e. inclement weather)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * There are two positions available through this posting, please indicate your preference in work schedule by selecting an option below.
    • I am interested and able to work Sunday - Thursday, 6:00am - 3:00pm
    • I am interested and able to work Tuesday - Saturday, hours generally between 11:00am - 9:00pm
    • I do not have a schedule preference and would be interested and able to work either of the schedules listed above.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  1. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)