Assistant Camp Chef Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Assistant Camp Chef

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 


Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment

Entry Level


$52.24 - $63.20 Diem

Application Deadline 


05/25/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


PLEASE NOTE: Employment dates for this position are from May to August, possibly September. Although this recruitment has multiple-cutoffs, only one application needs to be submitted. If duplicate applications are submitted, only one application will be accepted.


Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of duties involving the operation of a food service facility at Camp Sacramento including, preparing, baking, and cooking large quantities of food; dispensing food for the residents and employees; and, maintaining sanitary conditions. 
Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year.  The Assistant Camp Chef assists the Camp Chef in inventorying, preparing, cooking, and dispensing food; cleans and maintains culinary equipment and dining facilities. The Assistant Camp Chef is distinguished from the Camp Chef in that the Camp Chef supervises lower level personnel engaged in the preparation and serving of food. 
Supervision is provided by the Camp Chef.  The Assistant Camp Chef classification does not supervise.




The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.

  • Prepare main dishes, meats, salads, desserts, and baked goods using ovens, stoves, and other kitchen equipment.
  • Perform a variety of tasks to prepare food to be cooked and served, including cleaning, chopping, weighing, and measuring ingredients.
  • Ensure the dining room, kitchen, equipment, and utensils used in preparing food are kept clean, and in proper working condition.
  • Sanitize food preparation equipment and food preparation areas.
  • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers; store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Maintain high standards of sanitation and safety in the preparation and serving of food.
  • Follow staff policies and procedures.




Knowledge of:

  • Methods of preparing and serving a variety of food in large quantities.
  • Menu modifications for special diets.
  • Operation of commercial cooking equipment.
  • Principles, procedures, and equipment used in the storage, care, preparation, cooking and dispensing of food in large quantity.
  • Proper food handling techniques.
  • Kitchen sanitation and safety measures used in the operation, cleaning, and care of utensils, equipment, and work areas.
Ability to:
  • Follow and/or adjust recipes for food preparation in large quantities.
  • Plan and carry out the work of a given menu.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Obtain food and supplies in the correct quantities with minimal waste.
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance.
  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Evaluate food quality.
None required.

Three (3) months of full-time paid experience cooking and preparing food for large groups.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California Class C Drive License and ServSafe certification are desirable.

Must be at least 18 years old by time of appointment.
If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical and a criminal background check.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
  • Successful candidates must participate in a mandatory staff training that is typically conducted in late May or early June of each year.
  • This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of employment.
Successful candidates must provide their own transportation to the Camp Sacramento site.
The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 
Physical Requirements
Work duties require the ability to exert physical effort, typically involving walking, bending, stooping, and standing for extended periods of time on hard surfaces; and, lifting and carrying materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Conditions: 
Employees must be able to work outside in various types of weather, terrains, and elevations; exposed to cold weather conditions.
Working Conditions
Camp Sacramento is situated in the Eldorado National Forest located in Twin Bridges, California.  Employees are required to reside at Camp Sacramento May to August, with the possibility to extend through September.  Employees in this position are required to work weekend and night shifts.



Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. 
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: 
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). 
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. 
  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. 
  • Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to, or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job #009019-21-YPCE-2 on your documents.
  • Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.  
 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. 
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. 
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
 3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - Human Resources will forward employment applications of individuals who submitted all the required documents (i.e. City of Sacramento Application and Supplemental Questionnaire) to the hiring department.
 4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.
 5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:


915 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814