Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration FOOD SERVICE WORKER in East Orange, New Jersey
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
- East Orange, NJ
Work Schedule is Part Time 20 hours - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)
Vacancy ID: 1820001
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincolns promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are Americas Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (I CARE).
America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
NOTE: These are part-time positions (20 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated, based on your part-time work schedule.
These positions involve a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of WG-2. At the WG-1 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of WG-2. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.
The Food Service Worker positions are located in Nutrition and Food Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, NJ.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Follows set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments/sequences of work;
- Sets up cafeteria line/tray lines, steam tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items;
- Serves food cafeteria style in patient dining room or on a tray assembly line;
- Breaks down and cleans assigned area when the meal is finished;
- Returns soiled trays and dishes to the dish room after meals;
- Brews/prepares/dispenses coffee and other beverages;
- Assembles and portions fresh fruit and salads in quantity using prepared dressings;
- Cleans ceilings and transoms, spaces under and behind kitchen equipment;
- Washes floors and walls with powered cleaning equipment, cleans walk in refrigerators and freezers and sanitizes garbage rooms;
- Unloads food from delivery trucks;
- Sets up and operates a mechanical dishwasher and pulper, including the continuous conveyor or belt feeding dishwasher;
- Attends mandatory training classes as scheduled in person or via the computer; and
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 3:00pm-7:00pm, to include weekends and holidays.
- Not Required
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
- Pre-employment physical required.
- You may be required to serve a probationary period.
- Background investigation may be required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
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:
- LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS FOOD SERVICE WORKER (WG-1)
- RELIABILITY AND DEPENDABILITY (Screen Out WG-2)
- WORK PRACTICES (Includes Keeping Things Neat, Clean and in Order) - SPECIAL APTITUDE IN FOOD SERVICE WORK
- ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN QUANTITY COOKING AND SERVING TOOLS SPECIAL APTITUDE IN FOOD SERVICE WORK
- ABILITY TO HANDLE WEIGHTS AND LOADS
- ABILITY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
- ABILITY TO OPERATE WITH DEXTERITY AND SAFETY
Physical effort and work conditions: 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; subject to continuous standing and walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending; required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment; frequently lift or move objects weighing 18 kilograms (40 pounds) and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 60 lbs. 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 noisy from food service activities. There is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your responses.
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.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on Application Status. For a more detailed update of your status, click on more information. Information regarding
applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
The Federal Government has special excepted appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities, such as Schedule A. Specific information can be found at http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp. IMPORTANT: If you would like to receive consideration as a Schedule A applicant, you must contact the Human Resources office at the facility where this position is located at (908)647-0180.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets 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 (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees 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.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Salary Range: $15.29 to $19.34 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: WG-7408-01/02
Promotion Potential: 02
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453295600
Job Announcement Number: ANS-17-SER-1820001-BU