The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Student Trainee (Food Service Worker -Pathways Intern). The Student Trainee (Food Service Worker - Pathways Intern) will function in Nutrition and Food Service.
Setting up and replenishing dining room serving line or trayline with glassware, silverware, dish ware, napkins, condiments and cold menu items.
Working on the trayline as an assembler or loader.
Preparing and delivering sandwiches and bagged meals.
Portioning and plating salads and desserts.
Transporting tray delivery carts to the wards.
Passing and collecting patient trays according to procedure.
Cleaning dining room or trayline stations after serving periods.
Visiting patients and gathering food preferences; communicating patient information to dietitians.
Conducting patient satisfaction surveys and collating results.
Assisting with food product testing and evaluation.
Conducting nutritional analysis of menus.
Working in the diet office to process diet orders and tray tickets.
Work Schedule: This is a part time position working 15 hours per week; typical schedule is 5 days per week, either 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; or 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with rotating weekends; however the student's work schedule will not interfere with the student's academic schedule.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
7401 Miscellaneous Food Preparation and Serving
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Accepted for/currently enrolled in a qualified educational institution
Selective Service Registration required for males born after 12/31/59
Subject to a background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the minimum qualification listed below:
Must be a student that is accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree diploma, certificate, etc. in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). A copy of transcript must be submitted with your application to verify your qualifications.
At the time of appointment and upon request, students must demonstrate an overall Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale as recorded on the official transcript. Transcripts must be submitted. Degree seeking students in the educational area of dietetics or nutrition are preferred.
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.
Screen-out Element: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirements are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligible are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is the ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean and in order).
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications etc.
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
Knowledge of materials.
Skill in dexterity and safety.
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 must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c).
Preferred Qualifications: Degree seeking students in the educational area of dietetics or nutrition are preferred.
Physical Requirements: Incumbent must be able to continuously walk or stand. Stooping, bending, reaching, pushing and pulling movements and moderate lifting are frequent. May frequently lift or move food containers and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 50 pounds with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers. Ability to concentrate and be alert is necessary. Work is subject to pressure in completing assignments in accordance with a close time schedule.
Working Conditions: Incumbent must be able to tolerate extremes of temperature, as when working in walk-in refrigerators and freezers, and noise. Work is carried out in kitchen and storage areas, which are often hot and uncomfortable. There is exposure to steam, heat and cooking odors. Potential for accidents/injuries including cuts, bruises, sprains, burns, scalds and falls. Strong cleaning and sanitizing solutions, which may be skin and respiratory irritants, may be used.
A transcript must be submitted with your application.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
You are excluded from health benefits coverage if you are expected to work less than 130 hours per month for at least 90 days.
This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. The Internship provides managers a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit https://www.va.gov/EMPLOYEE/pathways-internship-program/.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for 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; 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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
Copy of transcripts showing cumulative GPA, or evidence of acceptance into an accredited program.
Upcoming class schedule.
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other 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 claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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