Full Job Description
Provide assistance to cooks in the food preparation by weighing, measuring, and assembling ingredients according to standardized recipes. In some work situations, prepare uncooked food such as sandwich spreads and salad dressings.Responsible to organize their work assignments in a logical sequence, execute tasks quickly and accurately, and meet strict meal schedules. FSW, WG-7408-03 is assigned in the Production & Service Section located at the Nutrition & Food Service in the, Las Vegas VASNHS
This position is that of a full-time WG-3, Food Service Worker, working and rotating through early, late, or relief shifts. The WG-3 employee is required to work all the WG-3 positions and may be assigned to WG-2 Job duties as required per staffing, and patient needs. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Serves on tray processing area by accurately placing specific foods, utensils and beverages on patient trays in accordance with menu selection, regular or modifies diets;
Identifies obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items designated by the tray ticket during tray assembly area operation;
Decides what food items to serve for the most common diets when a tray ticket identifies only the kind of diet called for such as a liquid or diabetic diet
Sets-up stations in the tray assembly area with correct supplies and food items;
Record nourishment inventories, replace expired bulk items, label and distribute individual nourishment to appropriate patients or nursing stations.
Prepares, and delivers individual bulk nourishment, special feeding for patients.
Maintains Stock levels on wards, assuring rotation of items or disposal of expired items.
Delivers meal trays, tube feedings, nourishment to the patient's bedside, wards, clinics, and dining room, etc. In accordance with the guidelines for traditional meal service system, and room service system.
Work Schedule: 40 Hours per week, ROTATING SHIFTS TO INCLUDE HOLIDAYS, AND WEEKENDS.
Position Description Title/PD#: 04100A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Job family (Series)
7408 Food Service Working
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/suitability investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
May serve a probationary period
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/22/2020.
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:
Dexterity and Safety
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
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.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The position requires performance of work which involves light to heavy physical effort. Subject to continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending frequently.
Working Conditions: Work areas may become uncomfortably warm and noisy. Employee is exposed to minor cuts, bruises, burns, and scalds. There is a danger of slipping on floors, which are wet from daily mopping, or when food or beverage has been spilled. Employee may be exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerator. Employee may be exposed to various communicable diseases.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.
Receiving Service Credit for 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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be referred in the order in which the applicant applied..
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (VA)
Separation Notice (RIF)
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 002) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).