If your personality is not the typical nine to five position, then Incident Catering Services has the unique and challenging employment opportunities you are looking for!

We are a progressive customer service oriented company and our staff and partners are critical in our success. With the many services that we provide to a variety of customers, we are always looking for individuals that have experience not only in catering, but in other related services as well. We offer industry related education, a training program and a positive work environment.

Since we are a Government Emergency Response Services provider as well, we can be called out to natural disaster areas. Therefore, applicants need to state willingness to do this type of work or not. We need to know if the applicant is flexible enough. As an emergency response services provider, we are often called to natural disaster areas and other extreme environments. Work is often in outdoor settings and there can be temperature extremes with varying weather and high altitude. Employees need to be flexible enough to work in a variety of positions and be able to be away from home for extended periods. Our seasonal positions can involve travel and are ideal for students and semi-retired.

Incident Catering Services is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. If this sounds like the job for you, download our application packet today!


New Hire/Utility Laborer, Cook, Chef, Kitchen Supervisor, Shower Technician, Laundry Technician, Site Manager, CDL Driver, Maintenance Manager


Accounting Clerk, Office Staff


Frequently Asked Questions

What does Incident Catering Services do?
We do large-scale catering, mobile sanitation services, and emergency response resources in remote locations and under adverse conditions.

What will my wage be?
New employees start in the Utility/New Hire position and are then evaluated. Depending on your skills, you may then be moved to other positions.

How long will my employment last?
Some jobs have a planned duration and can last from a few days to as long as a week. However, many jobs are unpredictable and can last anywhere from 2 days to 45 days.

Can I leave the site during a job?
Due to the fact that we are an emergency response company, it’s in our best interest and yours if you remain available on-site, 24 hours a day. However, during jobs with long durations, R&R is usually arranged.

What will my duties be on-site?
You may be asked to take on additional responsibilities outside of the position you originally signed up for or were assigned to. You have the option to accept or decline these new responsibilities, however everyone’s job placement is based on the company’s evaluation of your qualifications and abilities.

Who pays for my travel?
Incident Catering Services will pay for your travel at the beginning and end of a job. If you leave early from a job site or at an unscheduled time, you are responsible for the cost.

How will I travel?
Travel arrangements depend on your proximity to the job site. However, in most cases you will fly.

Where will I stay?
There are usually mobile bunks available on-site. In some instances, or by personal preference, you may need to or prefer to stay in a tent.


New Hire / Utility Laborer – Click to downlaod full job description

  • In this position you will perform a variety of assigned duties at Job Site/Mobilization to include: preparing and serving food in mobile or camp kitchens and facilities, dishwashing and other assigned cleaning tasks, assisting in camp set-up and tear down, and maintaining appropriate logs and journals.
  • No prior cooking experience is necessary, but you should have an understanding of proper food handling and sanitation. Plus, you should be familiar with care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • You need to be able to tolerate adverse working conditions including extreme temperatures. You will need to be able to carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.


  • Prepares and cooks food according to daily meal plan in short order and a la carte fashion.
  • Prepares and cooks all food for breakfast, lunch and dinners including entrees, vegetables, soups, sauces, salads, and desserts.
  • Operates and oversees use of appliances including, but not limited to slicers, ovens, broilers, fryalator, dishwashing machinery, and other small kitchen appliances.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.


  • Can perform all the functions of a Cook.
  • The chef is responsible for the day to day management of the assigned camp, including menu’s and supervising cooks to ensure the camp residents needs are met at all times while maintaining the Company’s standards. Chef’s primary responsibility is for the provision of excellent quality food and drinks. Must be able to react to changing meal counts from hundreds to thousands with little notice.
  • The hours are long and the job is physically and emotionally demanding and you need to be good at working as part of a team and be a team-builder. You must have extremely high work standards, be customer-focused, self motivated, take pride in your work at all times and be conscientious.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Kitchen Supervisor

  • Coordinates, trains and oversees kitchen staff in meal preparation and presentation from kitchen to floor (including layout of buffets and cooking stations); with responsibility for maintaining quality and quantity control.
    Places orders for food from a variety of suppliers.
  • Budgeting and Reporting are also primary components of the position.
    Develops daily food preparation and production list of tasks to be performed by kitchen staff.
  • Maintains standards of sanitation, kitchen hygiene, and food service techniques and safety.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Shower Technician

  • Supervises establishment of shower facility.
    Prepares facility layout.
  • Performs preventive maintenance of shower and equipment.
  • Estimates supply requirements, requests supplies, and supervises receipt, storage, issue of shower supplies and equipment.
  • Determines requirements and adequacy of shower activities and utilizes operational plan to meet requirements.
  • Consolidates production reports and schedules.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Laundry Technician

  • Supervises establishment of laundry facility.
  • Receives bulk, individual, or organizational laundry and reviews laundry lists for accuracy of bundle count or contents of individual laundry bag.
  • Sorts and issues cleaned laundry and equipment.
  • Installs, inspects, operates, and maintains laundry trailer.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Site Manager

  • Functions as a first line resource in the development and management of the Disaster Response site.
  • Participates in tactical deployment for the operation and integration of the Disaster Response Services.
  • Reports to the Director of Operations.
  • Coordinates all physical equipment, inventory and staffing needs with the Resource Center Director’s Office for Disaster Response Services.
  • Responsible for day-to-day decision making involving over all functions of the Disaster Response Site and management of site-specific personnel.
  • Manage various personnel actions including; but not limited to, hiring, orientation, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions, transfers, promotions, scheduled time off, staff development, certifications/competencies, standards of practice, safety of operations, and customer compliance.
  • Acts as a managerial resource for issues within the team, liaison for the facility, and the customer.
  • Advises others on issues pertaining to adherence of Disaster Response protocols and participation.
  • Collaboratively works with the Resource Center to ensure skills, maintenance and credentialing requirements of staff are met.
  • Budgeting and Reporting are also primary components of the position.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the disaster work.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

CDL Driver – Click to download full job description

  • Drivers must possess a CDL A driver’s license. Tanker, Passenger, Triples & Doubles and HazMat endorsements are a plus.
  • Must be able to pack, load, and deliver Disaster Response equipment.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Maintenance Manager

  • In this position you will install, maintain, and repair machinery, equipment and physical structures at Job Sites/Mobilization.
  • Duties may include: driving equipment tractors or trucks, cleaning and defrosting refrigerator units, monitoring water tank, gray water, black water and other equipment, periodically inspecting plumbing and lighting, and assisting in camp set-up and tear-down.
  • You must have a commercial drivers license and one year of general mechanical, electrical and equipment maintenance experience.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.


ICS staff has the attitude that we’re all in this together and are willing to do anything they could to make this operation a success all the way around.  The skills displayed here and the smooth operation on this incident was outstanding.

Robert C. Elliott - FDUL
Hurricane Katrina Jackson Support Base

Very cooperative, professional, and very good working relationship with all Government team leaders including the Food Unit Leader.  Contractor always went the extra mile to help the needs the ICP whenever asked and needed, and a sincere thanks to the Contractor for all the help and working with us as a team to support the Tornado efforts.

Don Zyzniewski - FDUL
Greensburg Tornado Disaster Support

High menu quality, personable, professional and responsive staff, with a partnership ethic.  The unit functions together in a high efficient and organized manner, maintaining customer service and morale over time.

Sharon Taube – FDUL
Little Bear Fire

It is a pleasure to work with a kitchen that provides excellent service, excellent food and takes pride in all they do.

Maxine Kline – FDUL
Cache Creek Fire

Everyone on this kitchen pod has been incredible to work with.  Due to low numbers, the staff switched around their duties and never missed a step.  They were professional, enthusiastic, helpful, fun and truly a pleasure every day to work with.  Because of the staff the kitchen/food was the best!

Amy Romans – FDUL
Whiskey Complex Fires

ICS has provided this incident with some top quality meals Team 3 has had all season.  Night after night I get compliments from the team and from crews what have enjoyed your meals. Great job! Your staff are always very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to serve the Fire Fighters.  No matter how cold it got or how long they have worked, they are still smiling.

Adam Tat – FDUL
Happy Camp Complex

On behalf of the firefighters and the team on the Fischer Fire, we want to thank you and the others for the exceptional food that you provided at our camp. We can still taste the delicious Wednesday night prime rib!

Gary Berndt and Dave LaFave, Incident Commanders
Fischer Fire - Leavenworth, WA

I asked the crews all the time how they felt about the meals being served. I never got one negative comment regarding the food during this incident.

Phil C. Moller - Food Unit Leader
Fischer Fire - Leavenworth, WA

The clean, well lit, and well thought-out floor plan of the kitchen made our preparation efficient and helped to provide our players with the high level of meal quality and variety that they expect.

Peter Tobin - Chef
Seattle Seahawks

The complete staff was outstanding to work with. They went way out of their way to keep us, as well as many other government agencies happy.

Bruce Ungari - Food Unit Leader
Hurricane Katrina Jackson Support Base - New Orleans, LA