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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Food Service Specialist Department UNT-Dining-Retail-163710 Job Location Denton Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information Commensurate with experience Department Summary

Our Story – UNT Dining Services – YouTube It's About the Food. As the largest self-supported food service department in North Texas, UNT Dining Services offers 5 Dining Halls, 20+ retail venues, an upscale dining restaurant, a hydroponic garden, a central scratch bakery, and catering service—all led by professionally-trained chefs and hospitality experts. UNT is recognized as a national leader in university dining due to the department's innovative, trendsetting approach to food service and award- winning culinary talent. UNT operates Mean Greens Café, the nation's first 100% vegan collegiate Dining Hall, and Kitchen West, Texas' first and only university Dining Hall Certified Free From™ the Big 8 Food Allergens and Gluten Kitchens with Confidence. In early 2021, UNT opened its first standalone Dining Hall, Eagle Landing, inspired by urban food halls and home to seven unique restaurant concepts, all available for a single Meal Plan swipe. UNT was named No. 2 in the nation as a college with the best food by and is also the recipient of the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Award and Vegan Recipe Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services. As a founding member of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, UNT contributes to groundbreaking research on plant-forward diets, food waste reduction, and consumer food choices while accelerating the implementation of the Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menu

Position Overview

This position is a line position with supervisory responsibilities. This position may be responsible for performing several job duties in a specific location. This position is required to observe all retail dining policies and procedures. This position will help with the training of new employees and student workers.

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Minimum Qualifications

Six months of general work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to maintain records and complete forms accurately. • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: collecting cash and making change). • Knowledge of the care and use of food service equipment and kitchen utensils. • Knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service and necessary precautionary measures. • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess additional qualifications: Retail Food Experience a plus. Great work ethic. Outgoing personality. Eager to excel and grow with our exciting new UNT Union Retail Dining operations.

Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule

Hours Vary

Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Food Service Specialist - 9mth Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Job Duties


The employee is timely. Shows up within 5 minutes of the scheduled time, ready to work.


When absent or tardy, calls the manager or supervisor at least one hour before the shift begins. Helps cover shifts when possible.


Does not have excessive absenteeism per department policy. More than two absences a semester are considered excessive.


Employee always wears a clean, neat uniform with a name tag and skid-resistant shoes.


Exhibits exemplary grooming standards. Consistently used as a model for new hires.


Monitors and assures quality and availability of items throughout the meal service.


Guarantees that all food is handled and served per HAACP and Food Department guidelines. Monitors equipment and fills out HAACP logs. (ZERO EXCEPTIONS)


Is highly visible in the service area and/or kitchen. Alerts supervisor when taking a break.


Keeps area stocked with all tools and products necessary to complete work.


Contributes to the department's success by using positive statements about the department and coworkers.


Effectively helps train FSWI and student workers.


Keeps self-motivated and productive.


Looks for additional responsibilities when not busy. Sets up the next shift for success.


Works with supervisor to set up systems to ensure workflow is not interrupted when an employee is not present.


Is effective and friendly in communication with team members and customers; is positive and enthusiastic at all times.


Anticipates, takes ownership, and satisfies customers, fellow team members, and management needs and concerns.


Displays a positive demeanor with staff and customers alike each day without exception.


Exercises discretion in sharing Dining Service information with others. Does not talk negatively about Dining Services or employees.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S6377P

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