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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Food Service Worker in Boise, Idaho


Wage 3 Food Service Workers performs 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. Wage 3 workers can do all the duties of a lower grade worker. They can work in one or more functional areas of the kitchen such as food preparation, dish and pot washing , dry and refrigerated storage and receiving and the serving area.


Major duties include but is not limited to: Sets up assigned station with the correct supplies and food items Serves food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customers' , patients' and residents' plates Breaks down and clean the station when assigned Sets up dining room tables for service, places food and beverages on tables and replenish items as necessary Returns soiled trays and dishes to the the dish room Deliver meal trays to the patients' bedsides and reports the patients' comments and complaints to the supervisor or dietitian Prepares beverages according to the number of servings required Prepares fresh fruit, cold salads, dressings, sandwich fillings and cold sandwiches and simple cold desserts in specified quantities Sorts, washes, peels and cuts colds using knives or other equipment Provides assistance to cooks in the food preparation area, such as weigh, measure and assemble ingredients according to standardize recipes Prepare uncooked food items, such as sandwich spread dressings Operates and break down and clean all equipment assigned to food service and related areas Portions food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and specified dishware Prepares boxed/to go meals Selects and place correct items on patients trays Reads and interprets a regular or modified menu, individual diet cards, tray tickets or patient selections Identifies obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items designated by the menu Decides what food items to serve for the most commons diets Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas Separates food waste, trash, recyclables from dishes, glasses and silverware Unloads food, trays and delivery carts Stores sanitized dishes, glasses and silverware Scrapes, soaks, scours and scrubs cookware and utensils Moves garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the Medical Center Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/99920-S

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 02/24/2021. 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 SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Technical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork 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 requires light to moderate physical effort. The incumbent may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils an pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing and delivering supplies. May be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others.


Additional Information

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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.