Food Service Worker 2

Grade 09

New York State has approximately 351 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Food Service Worker 1

    Grade 05

  2. Food Service Worker 2

    Grade 09

  3. Food Service Worker 3

    Grade 13

Summary of Job Description

As a Food Service Worker 2, depending on the size and type of setting, your responsibilities might include food production, the service of food, sanitation and hygiene, ordering of food and supplies, and supervision of Food Service Workers 1. Depending on the agency or facility, you may also supervise inmates, consumers, residents or clients.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for this position.   There are two ways to apply for the examination.  

For Qualified employees of New York State:  On or before the date of the written test, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of
Either: permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Food Service Worker 1;
Or: permanent non-competitive* service as a Dietitian Technician, Cook, or Institutional Retail Stores Clerk.

For all other qualified individuals:  you must have had two years of qualifying experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service. (See Examples of Qualifying Experience below.)

Examples of qualifying experience: Commercial or institutional food service experience may include, but is not limited to employment in a hospital, school cafeteria, nursing home, or full-service restaurant. Experience must have included food preparation, food service, and ordering of food and supplies.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-565 38-199

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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