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Job Title: Food Service Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Butler, PA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/03/2017
Expire Date: 02/01/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Restaurant and Food Service, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Food Service Worker

There are two (2) positions available at this location. One (1) position will be for a full time tour, and the second position is for a part time tour. NOTE: The part-time position (15 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule.

The employee will serve as a Food Service Worker within Nutrition & Food Service (N&FS) location at the Butler VA Medical Center in Butler, PA. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following: places food items on trays according to patient selections and patient diet order, delivers meal trays to patients, and retrieves trays from patient bedside; sets-up tray-line, assembling/preparing food items (e.g., fresh fruits, salads), and provides assistance to Food Service Workers; performs general and heavy duty cleaning (e.g., mechanical dishwasher; soft-serve machines, juice dispenser; scrapes, soaks, scours, and scrubs heavy cooking utensils; moving equipment, washing floors and walls, etc.); receives and storing of food and supply deliveries; operates kitchen equipment in accordance with instructions. The Food Service Worker will apply knowledge of special procedures in preparing food and serving patients; knowledge of diet cards and color codes that signify regular or modified diets; knowledge of food terminology, measurements, and serving information in standardized recipes and regular and modified diets; knowledge of general sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste; and trains lower graded Food Service Workers.

Work Schedule: Full Time: 5:30am - 2:00pm rotating days and weekends. Part time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm potential to work any three hours during the week.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Plan and organize work
  • Production Support Service
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work Practices


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; religious; 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.PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Must have physical dexterity and mental aptitude to adapt easily to changing assignments and conditions. Performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort and is subject to continuous standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Occasionally will be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing and delivering supplies. Required to work on ladders and use power cleaning equipment.

The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dish washing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is a danger of slipping on wet and/or soiled floors. Is regularly exposed to hot liquids, moving carts, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and heated carts, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators and freezers.IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

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 ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Veterans Disability Letter with Percentage Included
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • 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.
Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Plan and organize work
  • Production Support Service
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work Practices


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; religious; 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.
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