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Part-Time Dietary Aide Senior - Veterans Services

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/06
Posting End Date: 2024/07/25
Category: Food Services
Sub Category: Nutrition
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 14.65
Maximum Salary: 14.65
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Division of Veterans Services

This position will remain open until filled; the posting will be taken down once a candidate is selected. 

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is recruiting for a part-time Dietary Aide Sr. opening at the State Veterans Home in Pocatello.  This is a non-classified (temporary) position expected to work 24 hours per week over the course of a 12-month period.  

Starting wage: $14.65

We work hard to be team-focused, to celebrate our staff, and to end our workday knowing that we've made a difference in the lives of our residents. 

In this position the employee prepares, portions, and serves delicious and nutritious homestyle meals and snacks for our veterans.  This employee will also wash dishes and clean and sanitize work areas.

The best candidate is a team-player who enjoys physical work, masters' routine tasks quickly, thrives in a bustling, dynamic environment, and enjoys working around elderly residents. 

Employees in the Dietary Department typically rotate shift work, which includes evenings, weekends and holidays. 


1. Food preparation: Prepares salads, fresh vegetables and fruit, beverages, snacks, juice, salad dressings, and similar items for regular and modified diets. Cleans, cuts, chops, dices, slices, and purees foods. Opens food containers and drains fruits and vegetables. Slices and portions breads, cakes and pies, makes toast. Operates food processor, mixer, coffee makers, can opener and other appliances. Breaks and mixes eggs. Makes sandwiches and assists cooks in preparation of specialized foods.

2. Food serving and area preparation: Turns on and adjusts steam tables and refrigerated units. Sets up dining areas with seating, tableware, condiment containers, napkin holders, and jelly holders. Sets up salad bar follows posted menu and serving schedules. Portions salads, desserts, fruits, and other items on serving line. Weighs and measures foods for special diets. Loads and unloads food carriers. Fills food orders for living units. Arranges food, beverages, and dishes for serving. Stocks kitchen storage areas and staple bins. Delivers food to units. Read and interpret dietary cards. 

3. Cleaning and sanitation: Sweeps and mops floors. Scrubs walls and windows. Cleans steam and eating tables, food carriers, trays, and chairs. Defrosts refrigerators. Cleans walk-ins, storage areas, utensils, and equipment. Operates commercial dishwasher. Monitors temperature levels in dishwasher by checking gauges or using thermometers. Monitors pH balance in dishwasher using chemical test strips. Disassembles dishwasher and cleans room when finished. Hand washes dishes when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Good knowledge of:

  • Sanitation and safety practices used in food handling Equipment and devices (appliances) used in food preparation.


  • Operating and cleaning kitchen equipment 
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kitchen areas 


The Idaho Division of Veterans Services requires applicants to pass a criminal history background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.