Food Service Worker Vacancy In Us Department Of Veterans Affairs

Hiring Organization / Company: Us Department Of Veterans Affairs
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time



Job Details:

Duties

Summary

The Food Service Worker position is assigned to the Nutrition & Food Service at the San Francisco V Health Care System, San Francisco, CA. Incumbent performs duties that require proficiency in special procedures and a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, dish washing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage serving.


Responsibilities

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

- Prepares individual and bulk nourishments and special formulas and supplemental feedings by following recipe/instructions, applying special sanitary techniques in preparing formulas and tube feedings, such as sterilizing equipment and sanitizing work areas.
- Uses computer terminal to retrieve and process information for diet changes, inventory data, and to produce general information pertinent to Dietetic Service and Medical Service.
- Selects and places food items on patient trays according to regular and modified diets.
- Checks diet trays assembled for completeness, correct food temperature, and to verify that food items on the tray are appropriate for the prescribed diet for the patient.
- Sets up assigned station on the tray line with correct supplies and food items, and breaks down and cleans the station after serving period.
- Prepares uncooked food items such as sandwich spreads, salads, gelatins, and puddings.
- Provides on-the-job training for lower graded employees.
- Applies knowledge of general sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste.
- Applies knowledge and skill to apportion food items according to approved portion control practices using correct measuring utensil or scale regularly.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Various Schedules relief position, will be a combination of Am and PM. Days to be determined based on the needs of the service.
AM Shift: 6:00 am - 2:30pm
PM Shift: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/ 7408-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation/PCS Allowances: Not Authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

    7408 Food Service Working

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    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
    • 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, 04/21/2021. *Your resume must show you have food service experience as outlined below to qualify for this position.*

    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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

    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 eligible are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements listed below.

    - Ability to do the job of a Food Service Worker without more than normal supervision. This includes performing activities such as: Plating meals, including hot foods, in a tray line with the correct supplies and food items; Delivers trays and in-between nourishments to the patient's bedside; Thickens beverages to appropriate consistency; Makes specialized milkshakes and fortified supplements or food items; Makes therapeutic pudding; Apportions food items into standard serving sizes; Make cold sandwiches using prepared ingredients and packs sack lunches; Sets up, loads operates, breaks down and clean dish machine; Scrapes, soaks, and scrubs the heavier cooking utensils such as steam kettles, mixing bowls and pots; Perform heavy-duty cleaning task throughout the food service area such as cleaning work areas and walk-in refrigerators and freezers; Unload and put supplies away.

    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:
    • Dexterity and Safety
    • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
    • Materials
    • Technical Practices
    • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Without more than normal supervision

    Ensure your resume clearly details the below information in order to be found qualified:
    • Title of position
    -Month and year to/from dates you held the position (i.e., 3/2011 - 5/2014)
    • Full-time; or part-time and hours worked per week
    • Specific duties performed in the position as they relate to the Food Service Worker position

    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.

    Physical Requirements: Food service workers at this grade level perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) unassisted (e.g., pushing small carts of dirty dishes) and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 9 kilograms (20 pounds) (e.g., filling beverage dispensers) with the assistance of other workers. In addition, food service workers at this level are required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large-size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.

    Education

    This position does not have an education requirement, all applicants must meet the experience requirements outlined in the Qualifications section.

    Additional information

    Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    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.

    Financial disclosure not required.

    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.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume


    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Other (1)
    • Professional Certification
    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 002) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).




Job Location Information:
City: San Francisco
State: Ca
Country: Us
Location: San Francisco, Ca

Date Posted: 2021-04-08
Job Listing No# : 35661


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