Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration FT Food Service Worker WG-03 in Portland, Oregon

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Summary

This Food Service Worker position is assigned to the Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) at the Portland, OR location of the VA Portland Health Care System.

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Responsibilities

This Full-Time, WG-03 Food Service Worker position is the journeyman level Food Service Worker and is a fully-trained, flexible employee who performs work which requires more specialized procedures, but also has responsibilities of a WG-01 and a WG-02 employee.

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, qualifications, or responsibilities of this position.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Correctly prepares, serves & handles food in sanitary, safe and timely manner using HACCP procedures.Assembles patient meals on trayline using tray tickets.
  • Preparation & delivery of individual nourishment, special feeding, standing orders, salads, desserts & sack meals.
  • Uses computer, therapeutic menus for special diets.
  • Maintains clean & well organized work area.
  • Completes cleaning assignments.
  • Operates & maintains commercial washing equipment.
  • Properly wash and safely handle dishes, silverware and pots/pans. Correctly handles MSDS information.
  • Effective communication skills with residents, staff, family members and visitors on daily bases.
  • Work in a team environment assisting with job duties, training and cross training.
  • Follows regulations for patient & computerized confidentiality.
  • Accurately completes quality control logs/data. Completes all annual training assignments.
  • Assist department with any quality improvement projects.
  • Uses appropriate personal protective equipment, lifting and pushing pulling of equipment safely.
  • Immediately reports any potential safety hazards.
  • Safely operates food preparation and service equipment using the correct set-up/loading/cleaning/temperature monitoring.
  • Reports need repairs &/or maintenance to supervisor. Work schedule:Sat - Wed, 6:30am until 3:00pm Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker / 20792A Bargaining:Yes Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

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7408 Food Service Working

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • 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, 07/26/2018.

Basic Requirements: * U.S. Citizenship * English Language Proficiency - both oral and written 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.

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:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Food Service
  • Work with Others

You will be rated on the following Competenciesbased on your application for this position. 1. Food Preparation & Service 2. Sanitation 3. Customer Service & Confidently 4. Continuous Quality Improvement 5. Safety 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: Incumbents work assignments that require moderate to heavy physical activity including constantly standing and walking: frequently moving and lifting objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted or more than 40 pounds with assistance, frequent stooping, reaching and pushing and pulling carts of considerable weight. May lift and move objects weighing 70-100 pounds. Hand dexterity is necessary in the utilization of machines to prepare foods. Works under pressure of incorporating mandatory meetings within timeframes of normal production and service of patient food. Mental & emotional stability required.

Working Conditions: Is exposed to extreme temperatures because of steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing. Sometimes the employee is exposed to extreme temperatures in the walk-in refrigerators. The area is usually noisy and there is constant danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been spilled or from mopped floors. The employee is subject to minor injuries such as cuts and bruises and therefore must exercise caution at all times to minimize injury to self and staff. May come in contact with various chemicals within service. May come into contact with various types of patients including geriatric patients, emotionally disturbed patients and patients with infectious disease.

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Receiving Service Credit or 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.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA 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/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

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.

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  1. Responses to the questionnaire (Required)
  2. SF-50 (b) If you are a CURRENT federal employee, this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. Please submit Most Recent Non-AwardSF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)

If you are a Preference Eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents: 3. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable 4. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable 5. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VBA Disability Award Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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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.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/26/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10254892.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Wilson Bowlby
Phone

503-220-8262 X38405

Email

WILSON.BOWLBY@VA.GOV

Address

VA Portland Health Care System 3710 Southwest US Veterans Hospital Road Portland, OR US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504417500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/06/2018 to 07/26/2018

Salary: $16.25 to $18.95 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 3

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent