New job Food Service Worker in South Dakota
Food Service Worker
Company : US Veterans Health Administration
Salary : $13.30 - $15.51 an hour
Location : South Dakota
Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that requires attention to work operations. They follow set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments and follow an established sequence of work such as working in the dish room, passing trays, portioning foods and dipping hot foods.
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority.
- Working rapidly and accurately under the pressure of deadlines.
- Using proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation surfaces.
- Cleaning walk-in refrigerators and freezers in a food service or food handling organization.
- Handling and storing sanitized dishes, glasses and silverware for public use.
- Making sandwiches using prepared ingredients for cafeteria or buffet lines
- Portioning food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers.
- Assembling and tossing fresh fruit or green salads in large quantities for public consumption.
- Brewing coffee in a restaurant/commercial size coffee maker.
- Setting up glasses, silverware, dishes, trays and condiments in communal dining areas.
- Scouring and scrubbing heavy cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots.
- Performing heavy duty cleaning tasks such as ceilings and/or exhaust hoods.
- Loading and operating a continuous conveyor belt feeding dishwasher.
- Setting up cafeteria lines and/or steam-tables with hot and cold food items.
- Standing/walking to clear tables and carrying trays of heavy dishes for several hours or more at a time.
- Sweeping and mopping floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, cafeterias and other areas.
- Moving kitchen equipment such as stand mixers, weight scales and meat slicers to clean spaces behind and under such equipment.
- Delivering meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or patrons.
- Emptying trash cans containing food scraps and waste.
- Reading and understanding written material such as time and duty schedules.
- Reading and following instructions with regard to safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals
- Reading and following instructions on menus, recipes, and/or basic work instructions.
- Following label directions in using cleaning or disinfecting/sanitizing agents.
- Applying sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste.
- Adhering to safety policies and procedures when performing manual work involving lifting, carrying, transporting and delivering food or other items.
- Working quickly without accidents while at the same time being attentive to the quality of your work.
- Recognizing typical health and safety hazards for yourself and other workers around you.
Work Schedule: Part-time; 16 hours/week, 32 hours/pay period; Tours from either 6:00 AM - 9 AM or 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, with (1) shift per week from 6:00 AM - 10 AM or 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Rotating days off.
Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/99921A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Job family (Series)
7408 Food Service Working
- Food Preparation Workers
- Workers, Food Preparation
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/09/2021.
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
- 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: MUST BE ABLE TO STAND FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME: WALK LONG DISTANCES, BEND, STOOP AND REACH. LIFT NOT OVER 50 POUNDS WITHOUT HELP NOR OVER 50 TIMES DURING A TOUR. CLIMB STAIRS UP TO 12 TIMES ON A TOUR, CLIMB LADDERS. PUSH AND PULL LARGE, BULKY, HEAVY FOOD CARTS. WORK WITH ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. WORK WITH GRILL, DEEP FRYER.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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.
Financial disclosure not required.
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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
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 (1)
- Professional Certification
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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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).