Food Service Worker position is located in the VAMC Hampton
within the Nutrition and Food Service.
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Duties Includes but not limited to:
- Using proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Loading and operating a continuous conveyor belt feeding
- 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
- Delivering meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to
patients' bedsides or patrons.
- Emptying trashcans containing food scraps and waste.
- Reading and understanding written material such as time and
- 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
- 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.
- Working rapidly and accurately under the pressure of
Work Schedule: Mon to Sun 5:30 am -2:00 pm OR 10:00 am -6:30 pm
; rotating days off
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Position
Description Title/PD#: FWS/99921A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
7408 Food Service Working
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
- 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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
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:
- 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: Incumbent is subject
to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping,
reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves
objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Incumbent may be required to
perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large-size
cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading,
storing, and delivering supplies. May also be required to work on
ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. Incumbent is required
to push AMDS food cart which weighs approximately 500 pounds, and
will require 12-pounds of force to initiate movement and also
7-pounds of force to keep the food cart rolling. The work is
performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking
and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high
temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but
usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of
slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped.
Incumbent is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting
blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when
entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.
This job does not have an education qualification