The Opportunity

Port Hawkesbury, NS
Hospitality and Food Service
Entry Level
Competition Number: 2425-057

Operational Support

Food Services Assistant (GS14)
Strait Area Campus

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

Strait Area Campus Cafeteria
Recurring Full-time Food Services Assistant position: Commencing approximately August 26, 2024 and ending approximately April 18, 2025. Recurring annually between September and April.
Application deadline is 11:59pm, May 23, 2024
Competition No
. 2425-057
Salary range: $39,545.37 to $41,315.05 annually

What you'll do


As a member of the campus Cafeteria team, the Food Services Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Assembling and serving food,
  • Preparation of baked items,
  • Maintaining displays,
  • Cashiering and
  • Cleaning of cafeteria dishes, utensils, equipment and the overall cafeteria space.

You will also perform other duties as required. This position works closely with other members of the Cafeteria staff and the Culinary Program.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a high school diploma or recognized equivalent (GED). In addition, you have successfully completed or are prepared to take and pass the Food Handlers' Course, training in WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety regulations and an Emergency First Aid (with CPR) course. A recognized cooking designation would be considered an asset.
  • This is an entry-level position. We welcome applications from recent graduates.
  • The incumbent will possess the following:
    • Customer-focused with strong interpersonal skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Able to perform basic cooking tasks using microwaves, grill fryers, steamers, ovens, knives, coffee makers, blenders and toasters
    • Basic math skills
    • Accurate in cash handling
    • Judgement and decision making in escalating inquiries
    • Bondable
    • Able to lift heavy weights and stand for long periods of time
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, and typical food service industry point of sale systems.
  • Baking experience will be considered an asset
  • Experience working in a cafeteria will be considered an asset
  • Cashiering experience will be considered an asset

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to interact effectively with a diversity of people
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You are familiar working within and committed to complying with OHS policies and procedures
  • You have a proven ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and have strong attention to detail
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning
  • You are able to perform all physical duties of the job as required for the operation and maintenance of the facilities and operation of small hand tools and shop equipment

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Sarah Curwin, HR Generalist, at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept late or paper applications.