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Farm to School Student Assistant (Seasonal)

Date Posted: May 13, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Farm to School Student Assistant (Seasonal)

 Location: Drew Transition Center

 Salary: $15.00/Hr 

Reports to: Farm to School Supervisor or designee 

Bargaining Unit: N/A 

Benefits Eligible: No   

Start Date: July 5, 2022

End Date: September 2, 2022

Position Summary: 

The Office of School Nutrition’s Farm to School Program is committed to providing professional, work-based training opportunities for DPSCD high school students that builds skills in nutrition, gardening/ agriculture, and entrepreneurship that connects to higher education opportunities and career pathways. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum education: Current DPSCD Student   
  • 16 or 17 years of age at time of hire 
  • Clean criminal history  
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team.  
  • Ability to work with a range of age groups.  

Essential Functions: 

  1. Provide on-site planting, harvesting, processing, and packaging assistance to Drew Farm staff.  
  2. Maintain other larger DPSCD farm sites.  
  3. Learn about foodservice operations/safe food handling.  
  4. Keep records and data on harvested goods and processing.   
  5. Must be able to physically perform the duties outlined with or without accommodations.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by Farm to School Supervisor or designee.

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202 

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