Food Service Worker Job in Columbia, Missouri – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Food Service Worker in Columbia, Missouri Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Food Service Worker – Columbia, Missouri
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 77091
Start Date: 04/03/2019
End Date: 04/23/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/23/2019. 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. Evidence which demonstrates you possess Food Service experience which includes sanitation and cleaning. Creditable, documented continuous periods of employment related to food service operations. Past documented experience that includes sanitation and operation of an institutional type automated dish machine. How you will be evaluated under if you are referred. First area of consideration will be given to permanent Facility employees; 2nd area of consideration will be given to status eligible candidates including special appointing authorities and certain military spouses eligible under E.O. 13473. Current permanent Veteran’s Canteen Service employees may apply for consideration under this vacancy announcement. All internal VISN 15 applicants must submit a resume, questionnaire, and any other supporting documents. 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 DirectionsSpecial Aptitude – Food Service WorkTechnical PracticesWork 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: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: A physical examination may be required. The work requires frequent lifting objects weighing up to 30 lbs, moving loaded dish lowerators and tray conveyors (approximately 535 lbs) to and from patient areas, constantly standing and walking, stooping and mopping floors. The position requires performance of work which involves light physical effort, such as that involved in using vacuum cleaners and dry mops; continually standing, bending, stooping and reaching; frequently lifting and emptying waste baskets; frequently pushing carts loaded with waste; and lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds. Also performs work which involves moderate to heavy physical effort, such as required to move heavy equipment and furniture, i.e., heavy industrial vacuum cleaners, heavy duty floor scrubbers and buffers, couches, beds, etc., and lifting, carrying and/or moving items weighing up to 40-50 pounds. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is primarily performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy. Exposed to extreme temperature, steam, heat, equipment noise and odors in the food production area is likely. Exposure to minor cuts, bruises, burns and scalds may occur. There is danger of slipping on wet floors.

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