Food Service Worker
Department Of Veterans Affairs
West Haven , CT 06516
Posted 2 months ago
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* VideosVideos * DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe Nutrition and Food Service at VA Connecticut is looking for qualified candidates to join our team as Food Service Workers. This is a full time position with plenty of opportunity for growth.Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that requires attention to work operations.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe duties and responsibilities of the WG-02 Food Service Worker include but are not limited to:* Set up cafeteria line, tray line station, steam tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items. * Using proper cleaning solutions, following label directions in cleaning or sanitizing food preparation surfaces. * Break down and clean assigned area when the meal is finished and return to food to the kitchen.. * Adhering to safety policies and procedures when performing manual work involving lifting, carrying, transporting and delivering food or other items. * Brews coffee according to the number of servings required. * Assembling and tossing fresh fruit or green salads in large quantities for public consumption. * Portioning food items as specified or into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers. * Make sandwiches using prepared ingredients for cafeteria or buffet lines. * Delivering meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or patrons. * 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 line. * Scouring and scrubbing heavy cooking utensils such as mixing bowls or pots. * Standing/walking to clear tables and carrying trays of heavy dishes for several hours or more at a time. * Loading and operating a continuous conveyor belt feeding dishwasher. * Record dish machine/pot and pan machine temperatures prior to each meal and reports discrepancies to the supervisor. * Perform heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas. * Recognizing typical health and safety hazards for yourself and other workers around you. * Work rapidly and accurately under the pressure of deadlines while at the same time being attentive to the quality of your work. * Other duties as assigned.Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorizedPromotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available.Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker, WG-02, PD# 99921-SWork Schedule: Full Time; 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:45 AM - 4:45 PM, 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM or other to meet Department Needs, Rotating Weekends and Holidays.Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential2* Job family (Series)7408 Food Service WorkingSimilar jobs * Dish Room Workers * Dishwashers * Food Preparation Workers * Workers, Dish Room * Workers, Food Preparation * RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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 processQualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/27/2021.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 PracticesExperience 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:Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They 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. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. 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.Working Conditions: 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. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.Customer Service: Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.