Food Service Worker US Department of Veterans Affairs Louisville

Title Food Service Worker
Date 2020
Company US Department of Veterans Affairs
City Louisville

Short Description :

A level 1b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center VA may offer newlyappointed Federal employees credit for their jobrelated nonfederal ,…

Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    The full-time Food Service Worker works in the Nutrition and Food Services. Work is performed with identified steps and/or sequences. Work assignment may be during breakfast, lunch, dinner or rotating shifts. The Food Service Worker ensure the provision of high-quality food and service.


    The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana.
    The full-time Food Service Worker performs tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that require attention to work operations, follow set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments, and follow an established sequence of work. The incumbent's duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Set-up tray lines, steamtables, dining room tables and side service stands with hot and cold food items.
    • Serve food tray assembly line by placing uniform portions of food on plates.
    • Brew coffee, assemble and toss fresh fruit or green salads in quantity using prepared dressings and portions.
    • Make cold sandwiches using prepared ingredients and pack box lunches.
    • Set-up and operate a mechanical dishwasher; remove inspection doors, strainer pans, screens and spray arms for preventive maintenance and cleaning.
    • Set-up, operate and clean a pulper.
    • Scrape, soak, scour and scrub the heavier cooking utensils such as mixing bowls, baking pans, etc.
    • Perform heavy duty cleaning tasks (i.e. cleaning ceilings and exhaust hood, moving equipment, washing floors and walls, move heavy garbage cans, etc.)
    • Unload food delivery trucks. Assist with loading and unloading of food transportation containers.
    • Break down and clean assigned area when meal is finished. Return soiled trays and dishes to the dish room.
    • Deliver and retrieve meal trays to/from the patient's bedside or dining room. Deliver nourishments.
    • Maintain knowledge of safe and sanitary work practices. Follow established safety practices.

    Work Schedule: 11:00AM-7:30PMSundaySaturday with rotating days off
    Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD40116-A
    Physical Requirements: The work requires continuous walking, standing and bending. Some lifting of moderate weight is required.
    Working Conditions: The work is performed in a well-lighted, well ventilated kitchen setting. The incumbent is subject to usual hazards associated with the setting, i.e. temperature ranges, cuts, burns, spills, etc. There may be contacts with contagious diseases. Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7408 Food Service Working

  • Requirements

    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
    Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    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. The screen-out element for this position is the "Ability to do the work of the Food Service Worker without more than normal supervision." 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
    • Food Service
    • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
    • Physical Strength and Agility

    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. Education

    There is no substitution of education for this position.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at
    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.
    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 Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • OF-306
    • Other (1)
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Help This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

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

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