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Cook - Ingredient Control

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Seattle , WA 98101

Posted 2 months ago



Employee will serve as a Cook

  • Ingredient Control located at Puget Sound Health Care System within Nutrition and Food Services in Seattle, WA. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:


Receives, separates and stores fresh, frozen, canned and dry food items, checking shipping and/or receiving documents against actual delivery, following HACCP standards, taking appropriate temperatures.
Issues food items (fresh, frozen, canned and dry) to production, nourishment and serving units and/or assembles to issue on mobile carts and racks.
Identifies pre-assembled and issued items with date and day to be issued.
Weighs, measures and packages ingredients required for calculated recipes and orders from bulk stock. Takes monthly inventory levels.
Rotates food items in freezers and refrigerators and from shelves using old items first, including milk, bread and fresh vegetables.
Assists in maintaining perpetual inventories of stock on hand, items received and issued and in taking monthly inventories. Ensures food cart set up are labeled, dated and covered.
Receives, stores and issues non-food items; handles and prepares food and non-food items in accordance with sanitation standards.
Maintains work areas and equipment in a sanitary and safe condition.
Uses a computer to enter, retrieve and print required information.
Prepares daily food orders for tray line cafeteria and room service, prepares daily tally of amounts types of diets served; tray tickets/nourishment orders based on Dietitian or Physicians orders, checks trays for accuracy.
Provides information to the tray line workers and prepares supplemental feedings, standing orders and tube feedings.
Work Schedule: Full Time, 5:30am

  • 2:00pm; 8:30am

  • 5:00pm; 9:30am

  • 6:00pm; Rotating schedules including Saturday-Sunday
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

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Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Pre-employment physical may be required
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process


PHYSICAL EFFORT : Uses both hands simultaneously. Frequently lifts or moves items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Occasionally lifts/moves heavier items with assistance. Pushes units on level or sloping surfaces. Continual standing, walking and frequent stooping, reaching, bending, pushing and pulling is involved.

WORK CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a hospital kitchen and other hospital areas.

Is exposed to extreme temperatures, humidity, slippery floors, noise, sharps objects, hot working surfaces, and hazardous chemicals. Contacts are with various types of patients including geriatric patients, emotionally disturbed patients and patients with infectious diseases. May work at a computer terminal.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C . For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success.

Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
Technical Practices
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision
Work Practices

IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; religious; 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit for 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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at .

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the 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.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an .

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. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered and/or you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors. Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible applicants that meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

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 to ensure you have included all 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 or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

Cover Letter
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 .

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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