Housing and Food Services Relief Worker

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Auxiliary and Business Services
West Food District
Full/Part Time:


The Housing and Food Services Relief Worker performs a variety of routine, unskilled tasks on a fill-in basis primarily to provide for granting employee requests for short-term use of accumulated vacation (including compensatory time and personal holidays) each year during the September to May period, excluding final cleanup periods (except for cases of extreme emergency), in Food Service dining halls at University Park. The relief worker can fill in for an employee other than the employee requesting vacation, if temporary transfer or other arrangements cover the requesting employee’s work. This will necessitate that days on and days off and shifts will vary upon assignment. During periods when the employees are not scheduled to fill in for vacation they will be assigned other routine, unskilled tasks in any other Housing and Food Services areas. The variety of tasks performed are unskilled and routine in nature requiring minimal previous job training. The employees follow simple oral or written instructions, including standardized recipes, and are expected to perform a sequence of events, methods and procedures, as they become more familiar with the work. They are expected to use some judgment to make minor decisions. While some tasks performed may be found in higher grade jobs, the tasks themselves are routine and are at the unskilled grade 10 level. The tasks performed require light physical effort in performing a variety of routine, unskilled assignments. Specific instructions are provided for each task to include sequence of events, methods, and procedures required. Generally good working conditions. The worker may be exposed to dust, dirt, water, heat, cold, but none present to the extent of being disagreeable. Injuries, should they occur, would probably involve only minor cuts, abrasions, burns, bruises, etc. Job Requirements: Requires the use of commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments, graduates and the like requiring interpretation in their various applications; or the posting, preparation, interpretation, use and checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data. Up to and including 3 months of effective experience. Shift: Various Days Off: Various


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These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088