UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SHIP'S STEWARD

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8979 (IBU Oceanography-Thompson Research Crew)

BASIC FUNCTION

Serve as steward aboard an ocean research ship with a capacity for up to 60 crew and research personnel.

Supervise cooks, bakers, mess attendant(s) and other assigned personnel.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;

Under general supervision, responsible for provisioning an ocean research ship for extended cruises, repositioning at outports and the general administration of food service for the crew and scientific party.

TYPICAL WORK

Plan menus and prepare requisitions for the procurement of provisions and galley supplies;

Establish high and low limits of provisions for extended cruises;

Supervise personnel in receipt and stowage of provisions; inspect provisions and food to ensure suitability for human consumption;

Maintain record of receipts, issues and surveys of provisions;

Prepare and cook meals for the ship's crew and scientific personnel;

Advise Master with respect to adequacy and suitability of food and need for reprovisioning;

Administer a food budget of approximately 100,000 annually;

Safeguard food stores against theft and spoilage;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Three years of experience in quantity food preparation including one year as a lead with responsibility for meal planning and preparation, inventory and budget control

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 6-27-88
Revise Class: 2-15-91
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05