The Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for one (1) Cook Supervisor to work in Nutrition and Food Service Long Beach, California. As Production Supervisor, the incumbent is fully responsible to plan, produce, direct, coordinate and monitor all phases of food production. In the absence of the Food Service Section Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the operation of both the food production/service areas and the administrative duties within those areas. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Coordinate/direct the operation of the food service/production areas using standards, procedures, diet manual, modified menus and production sheets to guide the work. Plan on a weekly or monthly basis to establish deadlines, priorities, and work sequences based on general work schedules, methods, and policies set by higher level supervisors. Coordinate work with supporting or related work functions controlled by other supervisors. Utilize resources to operate within a planned financial budget; shares in the managerial responsibility for the proper supervision of labor, allocation of subsistence and supplies and all other resources required to accomplish quality Veteran centered meal services. Inform higher level supervisors of the need to revise work schedules and re-estimate labor and other resources. Participate in meetings and discussions regarding initial planning of current and future work schedules, budget requests, staffing needs, estimates, and recommendations as to scheduling projected work. Serve as first-level supervisor over Cooks, WG-7404-04 and WG-7404-06. Incumbent prepares performance requirements and work schedules in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides technical direction and training when scheduling work operations with complex work steps and processes. Investigates work- related issues such as excessive costs or low productivity and determines causes. Implement corrective actions within authority to resolve identified work issues. Recommend solutions to staffing issues, engineering requirements, and work operations directed by other supervisors. Develop, document and evaluate standards of work performance in development of performance plans. Observe subordinate employees' work and ability to follow instructions, provides suggestions and guidance as required. Prepares employee annual performance evaluations; recommends employees for Incentive/Special Contribution Awards. Interview applicants for positions in Food Production/Service areas and recommends appropriate selections for hiring, promotion and re-assignments of employees. Investigate grievances and complaints per bargaining unit agreements, resolving them where possible, and notifies supervisors of those of sufficient importance or seriousness. Oversee safety and sanitation program. Ensure compliance with food safety and sanitation based on HACCP guidelines, NFS procedures and policies, and VACO policies to ensure food safety in food preparation and storage in the facility food service establishment(s). Prepare and cook a variety of items including regular and therapeutic diet (diabetic, low sodium, low protein, gluten free, etc.) entrees and dessert items. Follow menus, production sheets and recipes to prepare items in the quantity needed. Cooks hot cereals, concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces, gravies. Grill eggs, hamburgers, meat patties, pancakes, French toast; makes cold sandwich fillings and assembles a variety of sandwiches. Cover, date and store leftovers according to established local policies/procedures. Operate a variety of kitchen equipment: oven, combination oven/steamer, grill, slicer, mixer, steam kettles, blender, food processor, scale; follows safety procedures regarding the operation of equipment. Highly Preferred qualifications: ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification Computer Proficiency Culinary Arts/ Food Service Management Degree Work Schedule: Shift Varies including Weekend and Holidays Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not authorized Position Description Title/PD#: Cook Supervisor/PD99820S Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.