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Cafe Attendant

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Parks & Recreation Department
$15 - $16.50/hour
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary, Part-Time

SALARY RANGE: $15 - $16.50/hour

OPENS: January 13, 2022

CLOSES: When Filled

*NOTE: This is a temporary, part-time position with no benefits. Hours may vary, 10 – 17 hours per week. Hours/shifts to include mornings.



Under the direction of the Community Center Service Coordinator, perform a variety of customer service in the food service operations at the on-site Spalsh Café.



Assist in the food service operations at the Splash Café including opening and closing the café on time for daily operations. Ensure all tasks and customer service operations are performed daily during assigned shift. Perform food preparation in accordance with health, safety, and sanitary procedures while ensuring proper utilization and storage and safe handling of food and supplies. Operate a variety of modern kitchen equipment such as espresso machine, coffee machine, microwave, Panini press, cash register and various other café appliances in a safe and sanitary manner. Serve food and drinks to a diverse group of guests at the Community Center using excellent customer service practices; be friendly, approachable, and personable. Receive monies and make change accurately and reconcile sales daily. Maintain inventory and restock coolers, freezers, dispensers, and displays as needed; inform Community Center Services Coordinator when supplies are low and need to be ordered. Create a friendly and welcoming environment; answer visitor’s questions and provide general information about the Federal Way Community Center. Work in cooperation with maintenance staff to maintain clean appearance of the Café and dining area by emptying trash, washing tables, sweeping and mopping floors, loading and unloading the dishwasher, cleaning equipment, etc. Perform other duties as assigned.



Principles for preparation of food products utilizing basic techniques; Methods of assuring the cleanliness of the Café and related equipment, the dining area floor, tables, and chairs; Excellent customer service practices; Safe operation of modern kitchen equipment; Safety and security procedures and policies as established by the City and in accordance with Washington State Law and the Department of Health; Record-keeping techniques; Correct English usage, grammar, and vocabulary; Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.



Operate kitchen equipment in a safe and sanitary manner; Receive monies and make change accurately; Perform basic mathematical computations quickly and accurately; Understand and follow state health code and maintain sanitary conditions; Thoroughly clean café and dining area; Greet the public in a calm and courteous manner; Work independently with little direction; Work under pressure and maintain a positive and professional attitude while handling multiple tasks; Understand and follow oral and written direction; Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; Physical ability to perform the essential job functions; Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively interact with diverse individuals to accomplish a common goal.



Must be at least 16 years of age. Previous experience in food handling (café, concession stand, or restaurant) and operating a cash drawer preferred.



  • Valid Washington State Food Worker Permit upon hire. 

  • Current First Aid and CPR cards are required.  If hired, must obtain certification within the first 6 weeks of employment.


TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530. Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.