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Substitute Food Service Helper

The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources is seeking Substitute Food Service Helpers to work for the County's Senior Centers! Multiple positions are available! Substitutes may be asked to work as needed, depending on your day-to-day availability.

This is routine, manual work in the preparation and servicing of food and in the cleaning of work areas. Duties also include cleaning kitchen equipment, utensils and dishes. When the incumbent is assigned to a nutrition program, packaging of homebound meals and other related duties may be required. Work is performed under direct supervision. Performs related work as required. No previous experience is required,


  • Prepares food by cleaning, cutting, slicing vegetables, meat and dairy products, and opening cans and other food containers;
  • Makes simple salads, coffee, tea and sandwiches, warms simple foods;
  • Sets up and cleans counters and tables;
  • Sets out portions of prepared food and may serve food from steam tables or serving area;
  • Restocks serving line with food and supplies;
  • Operates various kitchen appliances including slicers, bulk mixers, dishwashers, steamers, peelers, can openers;
  • Cleans dishware, trays, silverware, pots and pans, kitchen equipment, tables and floors;
  • May store food and supplies upon delivery, and update inventory records;
  • Attends in-service training sessions;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


SCHEDULE: Substitute, Per diem

PAY: $17.20 per hour



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Office for Senior Resources
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Sub FSH 2
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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