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Job Title: Cook, WG-7404-06
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Military, Restaurant and Food Service, Web Technology
Job Description
Cook, WG-7404-06

This is a part-time (20 hrs weekly) WG-6 Cook position. As a Cook, the incumbentperforms a full range of cooking using different preparation methods for various food items that require minimal preparation to scratch cooking following standardized recipes:

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and cooks concentrated fresh or dehydrated soups, sauces, and gravies, makes cold sandwich fillings; broils, bakes, frys, boils, steams, stew meats, fish, and poultry.
  • Prepares food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring, or breading meat and poultry.
  • Weighs, measures, and assembles ingredients for regular and modified menu items.
  • Sets up designated tray assembly area with food items, utensils, and related items.
  • Portions food for distribution and meal service.
  • Covers, dates, and stores leftovers according to established procedures.
  • Ensures that all items are cooked to the proper degree of doneness for meal service schedules.
  • Monitors food temperatures during preparation and service.
  • Correctly labels, dates, stores, foods and leftovers.

LOCATION: Southern Nevada Healthcare System, 6900 North Pecos, North Las Vegas NV 89086

TOUR OF DUTY: Part-time hours, 48 hours per pay period. Various Rotating Shifts, to include Holidays & Weekends

PD #: 593-04465A

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVES: Recruitment/Relocation incentives ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Your background must demonstrate experience in preparing and cooking all kinds of food in bulk or individual servings using a wide variety of cooking methods and techniques; cooking foods for standard and special diets; preparing and cooking meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, soups, sauces, gravies, dressings and desserts by frying, roasting, baking, broiling, braising, steaming and boiling; using various standard tests to determine that food is properly cooked and assuring that high nutritive value and good tastes are achieved.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequently performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort. Subject to continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. There are also periods of desk work for completion of paperwork. Must be able to use a standard keyboard and view a PC continuously for two hours. May also perform heavy work, such as lifting large quantities of food into cooking equipment or traying up whole meals for cooking. Frequently required to lift or move objects weighing up to 40 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The kitchen may be uncomfortably warm and noisy. You will be exposed to steam, fumes, and cooking odors and extremes in temperatures from the hot and humid cooking island to below freezing temperatures in walk-in freezers. There is danger of falling due to spills or freshly mopped floors; burns from steam or hot objects, hot food, stoves, hot areas and water, cuts from knives, electrical equipment or sharp objects. Shift work may be required, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

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. Evidencewhich 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).

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 work of a cook 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:

  • Work practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order);
  • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment;
  • Knowledge of materials; and
  • Dexterity and safety.

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

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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Spouses of Armed Forces Members may be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. Executive Order 13473 dated September 25, 2008, authorizes non-competitive appointments in the civil service for spouses of certain members of the armed forces. This rule is effective September 11, 2009, and facilitates the entry of military spouses into the Federal Civil Service, while minimizing disruption when military families move due to permanent relocations, and recognizing and honoring service members who become disabled or die during active duty service. Military spouses electing to apply for non-competitive appointment positions under this executive order should refer to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx for eligibility requirements and documentation required to be submitted for consideration.

The following documents are required:
* Resume
* Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
* Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (required).
* If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, (plus the proof required by the SF 15), available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

* If current or former federal employee, include your latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. This is a required form and must be submitted with your application. No Award SF-50s will be accepted. You must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action." This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). (Available in your e-OPF). You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50's that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

If you fail to provide these documents, you will marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
Please use this checklist for a complete list of other documents needed for applicants to be considered. You will not be contacted for additional information. If the link does not work please copy and paste the following into your web browser: http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc.
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. 2015311

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire.
View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf), follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will servie as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Qualifications & Requirements

Your background must demonstrate experience in preparing and cooking all kinds of food in bulk or individual servings using a wide variety of cooking methods and techniques; cooking foods for standard and special diets; preparing and cooking meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, soups, sauces, gravies, dressings and desserts by frying, roasting, baking, broiling, braising, steaming and boiling; using various standard tests to determine that food is properly cooked and assuring that high nutritive value and good tastes are achieved.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequently performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort. Subject to continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. There are also periods of desk work for completion of paperwork. Must be able to use a standard keyboard and view a PC continuously for two hours. May also perform heavy work, such as lifting large quantities of food into cooking equipment or traying up whole meals for cooking. Frequently required to lift or move objects weighing up to 40 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The kitchen may be uncomfortably warm and noisy. You will be exposed to steam, fumes, and cooking odors and extremes in temperatures from the hot and humid cooking island to below freezing temperatures in walk-in freezers. There is danger of falling due to spills or freshly mopped floors; burns from steam or hot objects, hot food, stoves, hot areas and water, cuts from knives, electrical equipment or sharp objects. Shift work may be required, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

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. Evidencewhich 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).

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 work of a cook 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:

  • Work practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order);
  • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment;
  • Knowledge of materials; and
  • Dexterity and safety.

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

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