Food Service Operator (Seasonal)

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1692
Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Food Service Operator (Seasonal)

Department: Parks
Seasonal, Hourly

Hourly Range: $17.62 - $19.79/hr (plus tips!)


Parks Equity Statement: Milwaukee County Parks is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Milwaukee County residents. Milwaukee County Parks leadership is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.


Job Summary

Provide day-to-day concessions of a designated unit. Responsible for equipment and facility maintenance; oversee cash handling and revenue collection process. Ensure consistent and quality delivery of goods and services and to maximize revenue opportunities. Preserve and enhance department assets.


Work Schedule: Employee must have availability to work days, evenings, overtime, weekends, and shift rotations as needed.


Job Responsibilities


  • Operations Management - Oversee the day-to-day operations to include quality food and beverage preparation, menu planning and pricing. Monitor monthly inventory and cost control measures.
  • Personnel Management - Recommend hiring of concessions seasonal staff and provide guidance and direction for job assignments. Assist with performance appraisals, training, and workforce development opportunities.
  • Cash Handling - Complete daily log and cash reports. Oversee proper cash handling procedures and petty cash management.
  • Administrative - Complete schedules, new hire paperwork and daily reports. Manage inventory, order products for services and code invoices.
  • Ability to properly and safely operate: kitchen equipment, computers and general office equipment.  
  • Ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, License/Certification and Experience


  • Valid Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout employment
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required
  • One (1) year or more work experience in Food Service or Customer Service required
  • One (1) year or more work experience in a Supervisory or Management role required
  • Associate degree or higher in Parks & Recreation, Hospitality or closely related field preferred
  • Previous Catering experience preferred


Note: This Original Examination is open to all qualified applicants authorized to work in the United States. In accordance with Rule III section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.




Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Other details

  • Job Family 6 - Natural Resources/Parks and Recreation
  • Job Function 8 Service-Maintenance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.62
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.79
  • Required Education High School
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  • Milwaukee, WI, USA