NOTE: These are part-time positions (20 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule.
These positions are located within the Nutrition and Food Services at the VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. The Food Service Worker performs a wide variety of food service work that requires a broad knowledge of food service operation in order to provide meal service to veterans.
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Major duties and responsibilities include:
Dishwashing, including patient meal trays and pots and pans
Food Service cart washing
Ensures equipment and dishware is stored and handled safely
Assembling meal trays
Cleaning and sanitizing of food production and service areas
Cleaning and sanitation of food production and service equipment
Work Schedule: 2 Part-Time vacancies with the shifts Thursday-Monday 6:00am
2:30pm and 3:00pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Job family (Series)
7408 Food Service Working
HelpRequirements 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 AND WORK CONDITIONS: The work requires light to moderate physical effort with continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted. You may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large-sized cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. You may also be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment.
The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortable high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but is usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. You will be regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. You will be required to wear protective shoes and gloves or other items required by food handling guides.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/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:
Dexterity and Safety
Handle Weights and Loads
Reliability And Dependability
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.
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