Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration FOOD SERVICE WORKER CANTEEN NA-7408-2 in Richmond, Virginia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Richmond, VA
Work Schedule is Part Time 30 hours - Temporary NTE 1 YEAR

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1828131

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's 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 America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, to go"

*Special Employment Consideration: *VA encourages persons with disabilitities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% of more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.



Incumbent performs various duties in the Canteen Food Department, including food service, dining and storage areas. Sets up storage areas as needed. Cleans tables, chairs, counters and equipment, sweeps and mops floors. Operates electronic cash registers, separates dishes and utensils for dish machine. This position also requires incumbent to work weekends.

Incumbent MUST have excellent customer service. Food Service experience preferred.

Work schedule: Monday through Friday,includes weekends.

Position Description Title/PD # Food Service Worker, NA-7408

Supervisory Position: No.

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes.

*Relocation Expenses are not authorized. *

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: *The position requires continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 30 pounds and occasional lifting of weight up to 45 pounds. .

*WORKING CONDITIONS: *The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat. Cooking equipment will often cause uncomfortably high temperature and humidity. The work area is usually noisy from food service activities, and there is a danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Incumbent is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.

*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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (


Veterans' 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 your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application or visit

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Other Information

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 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.

Salary Range: $9.19 to $10.72 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: NA-7408-02/02

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453700500

Job Announcement Number: VHA-652-17-CDE-1828131