FOOD SERVICE WORKER Part Time
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Health Administration
Department Of Veterans Affairs
$16 to $18
02/01/2017 to 01/31/2018
As a Food Service Worker, you will be a critical part of the team providing safe, clean facilities for our Veterans. You will be responsible for the nutritional health of the patients of the VA Central Iowa Health Care System. This position is located within Nutrition and Food Services. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Performing duties that require proficiency in special procedures and board knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage serving on a tray line.
- Making the final check of patient tray assembles for completeness, correct food temperature, and verify that food items on the tray are appropriate for the prescribed diet.
- Weighing and measuring food items and recipe ingredients.
- Using portion control scales and measuring devices to apportion individual items according to standardized recipes.
- Following directions in assembling, measuring, weighing, or mixing ingredients for supplemental feedings.
- Determines the quantities of ingredients needed to prepare required yields.
- Making conversions from the metric system to U.S. standard system.
- Providing patients with basic information about modified diets to help with menu selections such as carbohydrate counting.
- Prepares food to proper temperatures and maintains quality control and safety.
Work Schedule:4p.m. to 7p.m, 5 evenings per week, rotating days off, 2-3 weekends a month.
Position Description Title/PD#:Food Service Worker/30135A
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Your background must demonstrate experience in a variety of food service work, such as setting up food, serving residents, and delivering trays; general cleaning, dish and pot washing; and setting up menu items for serving lines, setting up all necessary items for food service.
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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).
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.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the job of a food service worker without more than normal supervision.
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. Work practices; cleanliness; neatness; and sanitation in food service work. 2. Technical practices in food service work. 3. Ability to use and care for food preparation and serving tools, utensils, and equipment. 4. Dexterity and safety in food service work.
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The work involves light to moderate physical effort as follows: frequent lifting or moving of objects weighing up to 30 pounds such as lifting individual dishes or trays in serving or in clearing tables, lifting trays of clean glasses, constant standing and walking. Correct lifting techniques must always be used. Also requires frequent stooping, reaching/reaching above shoulder, kneeling with assistance, pushing and bending. Carts pushed by employee may weigh between 450-475 pounds and require up to 25 pounds of force to push. Employees frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and must be able to lift-carry up to 45 pounds with the assistance of other workers. Must be able to push heavy pieces of equipment, such as loaded carts over long distances (between buildings).
WORKING CONDITIONS: Working areas are often uncomfortably warm and noisy. Workers are exposed to minor cuts, bruises, burns and scalds. There is danger of slipping on floors that are wet from daily mopping or where food or beverage has been dropped. May be exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerators.
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
How You Will Be Evaluated
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE CANNOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s), disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required to award preference. (See "Required Documents" section).
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
·Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1899923.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Department Of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
AddressNutrition and Food 3600 30th Street Des Moines IA USA
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