The incumbent will perform tasks that requires attention to work operations. The incumbent will work in one or more functional areas of the kitchen such as food preparation, dish and pot washing, serving area, portioning cold food, dipping hot food, and passing trays. This is an open continuous announcement until entering end date. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. This position also offers recruitment incentive. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. Evidence which 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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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 Job Elements: 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. ["Duties and skills needed to be successful in this position include, but are not limited to: Sets up dining room tables for service, place food and beverages on tables, and replenishes items as necessary. Uses general sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste. Prevents contamination by cleaning equipment previously used for raw food. Prepares boxed/to go meals Serves food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customers'/patients'/ residents' plates. Prepares fresh fruit/cold salads/dressings/sandwich fillings and cold sandwiches and simple cold desserts in specified quantities. Provides assistance to cooks in the food preparation area, such as weigh, measure and assemble ingredients according to standardized recipes. Prepares beverages according to the number of servings required Read and interpret a regular or modified menu, individual diet cards, tray tickets or patient selections. Understands of food terminology, measurements, and serving information in standardized recipes and menus. Sorts, washes, peels and cuts cold foods using knives or other equipment. Sets up assigned station with the correct supplies and food items. Operates and breaks down and cleans all equipment assigned to food service and related areas, Scrapes, soaks, scours, and scrubs cookware and utensils Breaks down and cleans food stations. Separates food waste, trash/recyclables from dishes, glasses and silverware Returns soiled trays and dishes to the dish room. Stores sanitized dishes, glasses and silverware. Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas. Unloads food/tray delivery carts Moves garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area. Delivers meal trays Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the Medical Center Work Schedule: 5:30a-11a or 2p-7:30p 3 days per week 6a-9a or 4p-7p 5 days per week Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99920A Physical Requirements:"]
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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.