Food Service Worker - OCA

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)3.9

The employee will perform a variety of food service duties that will require a working knowledge of service operations including food handling, preparation, storage and delivery. The following major duties are not inclusive of all duties of the position. Please reference the Position Description for a more complete listing of duties and responsibilities.

Read and interpret instructions and performs simple calculations used in food service preparation.
Responsible for the delivery of nourishments and sandwiches for distribution and transport tray delivery trucks to patient areas; collect soiled trays; clean all equipment used in the delivery and retrieval of patient trays; operate and maintain sanitation of the dish machine
Set up and serve food cafeteria style in patient cafeterias, ward dining rooms or on tray assembly line areas.
Operate and care for all equipment in the performance of duties such as, dishwashing/pot washing machines, garbage disposal, pulper, trash compactor, etc.
Label, date, and store foods and leftovers
Participate in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point training and utilizes those components of the HACCP system
Use equipment and utensils required in quantity food service
Maintain an uncluttered, clean and sanitary work area
Promote a safe work environment by using equipment safely and carefully
Utilize good interpersonal skills and courtesy in all contacts to emphasize the concern and commitment of Nutrition and Food Service to customer service
Participate in Total Quality Improvement (TQI) training
Various Work Schedule Available: Full-Time & Part-Time Hours are available with Rotating Shifts, Weekends & Holidays required:
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: / 00844A (Brockton) & 00845A (West Roxbury)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with the employment process.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2018.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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
Follow Directions
Handle Weights and Loads
Reliability And Dependability
Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
Work Practices

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: Work is performed in a well-lighted, but hot, noisy, and humid kitchen environment, subject to common kitchen hazards, such as cuts and punctures from cutlery and sharp container edges, burs, strains, falls, and irritations from cleaning solutions. Driving, on station only, is included in working conditions.

The Department of Veteran Affairs must provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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 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.
Cover Letter
Other Applicable Documents
Other Veterans Document

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