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Job Title: Food Service Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 03/22/2019
Expire Date: 04/21/2019
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Restaurant and Food Service, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Food Service Worker
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/26/2019. 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:
Dexterity and SafetyFollow DirectionsHandle Weights and LoadsSpecial Aptitude - Food Service WorkWork Practices 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work involves continuous periods of standing and walking on tile floors throughout the medical center. Hand dexterity is necessary in the utilization of machines used to prepare food. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted and more with assistance. Frequently stoops, reaches, lifts, bends or carries food and kitchen equipment. The work is performed in a hospital kitchen where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause high temperatures and humidity. The work area can be noisy from food service activities and there is a danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot work surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk in refrigerators or freezer units. Subject to prolonged periods of standing. Must abide by personal hygiene standards and safe work procedures such as wearing a hairnet or hat, beard guard if needed and a clean uniform daily. This position involves shift work and requires duty on weekends and holidays.Incumbent may be exposed to contagious diseases while working in a hospital setting.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/523715100?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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