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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Food Service Worker in Grand Junction, Colorado

Summary Incumbent functions as a food service worker at the WG-4 level within Nutrition and Food Service at the VA Western Colorado Health Care System, Grand Junction, Colorado. Responsibilities DUTIES: Incumbent functions as a food service worker at the WG-4 level. Duties include: Printing and processing information from the computer related to diet orders, food preferences, standing orders, food tallies, supplemental feedings, diet cards/tray tickets, and other computerized data necessary to complete duties. Initiates paperwork for calorie counts, responds to questions received over the telephone and voice mail regarding menus, meal service times, patient tray service procedures and requests for food. Prepares a variety of foods such as eggs, hot cereal, breakfast meat, sandwiches; and lunch and supper entrees; prepares canned and frozen convenience items for the Community Living Center/tray assembly line; cleans, cuts and prepares vegetables, prepares individual and bulk nourishment, and bakes convenience pies and pre-formed cookies. Builds diet patterns based on knowledge of diets and office reference material. Verifies the accuracy of trays and identifies and corrects discrepancies based on the use of regular and modified diet menus and diet cards. Assists with materials handling duties to include receiving and verifying food and non-food items, inventorying non-food items and issuing food according to production schedules. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts and Tours and Days Off Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Description/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD#1699A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,10/25/2021 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. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 & 2 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: 1.Ability to do the work of a food service worker without more than normal supervision. 2. Ability to keep work area neat, clean and in order; 3. Ability to use technical practices ensuring thorough work processes; 4. Ability to interpret instructions; 5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment used in food preparation; 6. Knowledge of materials used during food production/preparation; and 7. Knowledge of dexterity and safety. 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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Physical Requirements: Must be physically fit and able to perform work requiring light to moderate effort, as well as lifting or moving heavy objects weighing 40 to 50 pounds unassisted; or occasionally lifting objects over 50 pounds with the assistance of other workers. Work requires continuous standing and walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. While processing diet information in the office, work is performed sitting at a desk, but frequent walking of short distances are required to obtain computer information from the printer or to bring tray tickets to the kitchen. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information 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. 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities 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% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. 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 for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. 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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