Food Service Worker

Department Of Veterans Affairs Grand Junction , CO 81504

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




Works either full or part-time, performing tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that require attention to work operations, follows set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments, and follows an established sequence of work.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.205) for this occupation.

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This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 02/08/2020. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be September 21st ,2020 with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

  • Use proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation surfaces.

  • Clean walk-in refrigerators and freezers.

  • Handle and store sanitized dishes, glasses and silverware.

  • Make sandwiches using prepared ingredients.

  • Portion food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers.

  • Assemble and toss fresh fruit or green salads in large quantities.

  • Brewing coffee in a commercial size coffee maker.

  • Set-up communal dining areas for meal service.

  • Scour and scrub heavy cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots.

  • Perform heavy duty cleaning tasks such as ceilings and/or exhaust hoods.

  • Load and operate a continuous conveyor belt feeding dishwasher.

  • Set up steam-tables with hot and cold food items.

  • Carry out preventive maintenance and cleaning including strainer pans, and spray arms of a dish machine.

  • Sweep and mop floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, and NFS preparation and serving areas.

  • Move kitchen equipment such as stand mixers, weight scales and meat slicers to clean spaces behind and under such equipment.

  • Deliver meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or meal table.

  • Empty trashcans containing food scraps and waste.

  • Read and understand written material such as time and duty schedules.

  • Read and follow instructions with regard to safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals.

  • Read and follow instructions on menus, recipes, and/or basic work instructions.

  • Follow label directions in using cleaning or disinfecting/sanitizing agents.

  • Apply sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste.

  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures when performing manual work involving lifting, carrying, transporting and delivering food or other items.

  • Work quickly under the pressure of deadlines without accidents while at the same time being attentive to the quality of your work.

  • Recognize typical health and safety hazards for yourself and other workers around you


Type: Full-time

Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD01060A

Physical Requirement

The work involves heavy physical effort in frequently lifting or moving items up to 40 pounds such as lifting bags of potatoes, containers of milk, etc., pushing heavy carts of silverware and glassware, or moving trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. When required to lift or move heavier items, assistance is available. The work may also involve scouring and/or scrubbing large-sized kitchen utensils, or operating powered cleaning equipment on ladders._ Work requires prolonged periods of standing and walking along with frequent bending, stooping, pulling and pushing.

Working Conditions

The work is performed in a kitchen area which frequently is hot and humid due to cooking and dishwashing activities. The work area is well lighted but noisy from food service activities. While working in cooking areas, incumbent is subject to the possibility of slipping on wet floors, skin irritations from harsh-dishwashing liquids, burns, cuts, bruises, and eye injury. Incumbent is also subject to varied temperature extremes while inside walk-in refrigerator or freezer units. Incumbent must wear protective clothes, shoes, gloves, earplugs, and/or other safety and hygiene equipment as required by food handling and safety standards when performing assigned tasks.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

7408 Food Service Working

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job

  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • May serve a probationary period

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 02/08/2020. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be September 21st ,2020 with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled

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:


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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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Food Service Worker

Department Of Veterans Affairs