This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus as needed.
Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with the employment process.
A financial disclosure report is not required.
Participation the the seasonal influenza program may be required.
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Works alone or with a higher-grade Cook, Cook Foreman or Supervisor preparing a large assortment of menu items
Assists in the on-the-job training of new employees
Plan and coordinate assignments to assure all schedules for meal service are met.
Adjusts standardized recipes for the number of portions required and ensures proper cooking times of all of the different varieties of foods prepared.
Promotes a safe work environment by using precautions when operating equipment.
Follows the "clean as you go" sanitary food preparation and handling procedures to prevent food borne illness and food contamination.
Prepares and seasons food appropriately to enhance palatability, preserve flavor, color and nutritive food value while adhering to dietary modifications.
Stores loaded food tray carts in the food bank prior to rethermalization.
Utilizes the electronic information system (DHCP) as it pertains to Food Production, food management and inventory control to enter data, retrieved reports lists, etc.
Operates specialized equipment to prepare food in large quantities.
Occasional travel - Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/25/2018.
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
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision
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: Cooks at this grade level perform work requiring continual standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds) unassisted, and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 18 kilograms (40 pounds) with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in kitchen areas which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy. The cooks are exposed to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. There is danger of slipping on wet floors that have been recently from knives and burns from steam, hot foods, stoves, and hot grease and water.
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