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Job Title: Food Service Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Memphis, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/03/2018
Expire Date: 03/04/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Restaurant and Food Service, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Food Service Worker
NOTE: This has a part-time position ( 15 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule.

These positions are located within the Nutrition and Food Service at the Memphis VA Medical Center located in Memphis, TN. The Food Service Worker serves in any of the Food Preparation and Service areas. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Sets up for service, various salads, desserts, etc., adhering to established portion control;
  • Makes coffee by automatic dispenser, according to the number of servings desired;
  • Serves food cafeteria style by placing portions on plates;
  • Returns unused food to main kitchen from tray assembly or cafeteria;
  • Transports food, equipment, and supplies by manual or motorized carts;
  • Delivers trays to patients at bedside or in dining-day rooms;
  • Assembles and tosses fresh fruit or green salads in quantity;
  • Prepares simple sandwiches and box lunches;
  • Prepares bulk portions of cold foods for delivery to serving area;
  • Uses proper utensils and containers to apportion food items;
  • Cleans manual and electrical utensils utilized (scrapes, soaks, scours, and scrubs);
  • Washes dishes, pots and pans, manually, and via mechanical equipment;
  • Unloads food and/or supplies from delivery trucks and places in proper storage area; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-Time: Two shifts available: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm and/or 11:30 am - 8:00 pm, with rotating days off, works weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and holidays.
Part-time: 15 hours per week: 7:00 am - 10:00 am and/or 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.


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:

  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Follow Directions
  • Handle Weights and Loads
  • Reliability And Dependability
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • 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: The work performed requires light to moderate physical efforts. You will be subject to continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. You will frequently be 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. You may be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. You may frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Work areas may become uncomfortably warm and noisy. You may be exposed to minor cuts, bruises, burns, and scalds. There is danger of slipping on floors, which are wet from daily mopping, or where food or beverage has been spilled. You may be exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerator. You may be exposed to various communicable diseases.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
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


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:

  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Follow Directions
  • Handle Weights and Loads
  • Reliability And Dependability
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • 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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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV
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