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Job Title: Food Service Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/08/2018
Expire Date: 04/09/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Restaurant and Food Service, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Quality Control, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Food Service Worker

This position falls under the Food Service Worker Supervisor, Nutrition and Food Service line, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and can be located at either the University Drive or Heinz Division. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Makes the final check of diet trays assembled by lower grade workers for completeness, correct food temperature, and verifies that food items on the tray are appropriate for the prescribed diet;
  • Provides patients with basic information about modified diets, such as explaining to patients what foods can be appropriately exchanged for others;
  • Follows directions in assembling, measuring, weighing, or mixing ingredients for basic formulas and other supplemental feedings;
  • Weighs and measures food items and recipe ingredients;
  • Takes nourishment inventories, replaces expired bulk items, decides what supplies are needed, and labels and distributes individual nourishments to appropriate patients or nursing stations;
  • Applies special sanitary techniques in preparing formulas and tube feedings and sanitizes work areas after use;
  • Prepares individual nourishments, bulk nourishments, and tube feedings for patients. Passes nourishments on units utilizing kiosk nourishment carts. Verifies correct identity and appropriateness of nourishment(s) per diet order;
  • Uses portion control scales and measuring devices to apportion individual items according to standardized recipes;
  • Determines the quantities of ingredients needed to prepare required yields;
  • Make conversions from the metric system to the U.S. standard system;
  • Uses a computer terminal to record and retrieve recipes, menus, daily patient census, nourishment lists, and inventory data, and to produce printouts of such information for various work units in the kitchen;
  • May relieve in the absence of WG-4 Ingredient Control
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 11am-7:30pm, 5:30am-2pm and 7am-3:30pm off Thursday and Friday

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:

  • Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning
  • Computer Skills
  • Materials
  • Quality Assurance
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work


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: Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds. The employee may 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. The employee may be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. 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. The employee is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot and/or cold working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity.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), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), 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
  • 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:

  • Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning
  • Computer Skills
  • Materials
  • Quality Assurance
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work


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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