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PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is only open to Internal Applicants. (i.e., VA applicant located at the facility and/or Community Based Outpatient applicant) or VA Agency Wide employee,
Positions are located in Nutrition and Food Service. Incumbent will be trained to rotate throughout the Nutrition and Food Service working a variety of positions.
Incumbents perform tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that require attention to work operations, follow set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments, and follow an established sequence of work.
Sets-up serving lines with dishes, silverware and hot and cold food items. Prior to each meal, studies posted menus to become familiar with items to be served. Records serving temperatures taking corrective action when necessary
Serves food on patient tray line where a printed tray ticket provides standard service and portion information using proper utensils as directed.
When assigned to patient/resident tray delivery, takes re-therm units to and from hospital wards; serves trays to patients. Records point of service temperatures, reports to supervisors if out of range.
Maintain and dispense beverages from a ready to use beverage system, i.e., coffee, soft drinks, hot or ice tea.
Dish-machine Area - Assembles racks, trucks, cans and bags for dump area; sets up dish-machine preparatory to use by filling detergent bins and water tanks.
Pot and Pan Area - Sets up and operates pot and pan washer; keeps water tanks filled to the correct level and the water temperature at the designated degree.
Cleaning Duties - Performs general cleaning duties to including sweeping and mopping floors in certain areas of the Nutrition and Food Service units to include offices, refrigerators, etc.
Sorts and bags soiled laundry; sorts and stores clean laundry.
Helps unload and store incoming supplies or subsistence items in designated areas. Helps unload prepared food and transports to serving areas. Moves heavy garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area.
Observes and complies with all safety practices in the operation of equipment used. Cleans equipment and area; reports needed repairs to Food Service Worker Supervisor WS-4.
Utilizes printed and electronic files containing sensitive information and is responsible for protecting that information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
Work schedule: Various rotating tours 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. SHIFT WORK
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/ 60175-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Supervisory status No Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work involves moderate to heavy physical effort. The incumbent is subject to continuous standing/walking; frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lift or move objects weighting up to 40 pounds. And occasionally lift or move objects weighting over 40 pounds with assistance as needed.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/23/2018. EXPERIENCE:
A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:
Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 or 2 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a food service worker without more than normal supervision.
The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
1. Ability to perform food service work including portioning of food items, tray assembly procedures, tray delivery and dish room operations.
2. Knowledge of sanitary work practices and cleanliness in food service operations.
3. Knowledge of safety procedures and ability to work safely PLEASE NOTE: Your experience must be shown on your resume.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note
: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Education
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Location/Region: Johnson City, TN (US)