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 Cook in Fayetteville, North Carolina Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Cook – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 171015Start Date: 11/26/2019End Date: 12/10/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/10/2019. 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 SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)MaterialsTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices Screen-Out: Ability to do the work of a cook without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience and/or show the ability to prepare and cook a wide variety of menu items including regular and modified entrees. Working independently or with other cooks to prepare foods for regular and modified diets according to standardized recipes; coordinating cooking of several items with different cooking items and characteristics; breaking down food service equipment and following proper safety and sanitation guidelines to clean and sanitize the equipment after use; reading and understanding written materials (work schedules, menus, recipes, instructions, etc.); properly documenting quantities of prepared and leftover food items for each meal. 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 constant standing, stooping, walking, pushing food carts and/or retherm carts, frequently lifting and moving objects weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving objects more than 40 pounds. May be required to perform heavy work such as scouring and scrubbing equipment, moving heavy carts, and safely using power-cleaning equipment. Communication Desk duties are performed in an office setting. Use of computer represents time sitting in front of a computer terminal and around the noise of office equipment. Food Service duties are performed in a commercial kitchen area with exposure to a wide range of extreme temperatures and noise from machinery, exposed to hot water and detergent solutions, steam, fumes, and cooking odors. Risk of slipping on wet floors where food or beverages have been spilled or from mopped floors. Subject to minor injuries such as cuts and bruises; therefore, must exercise caution at all times to minimize injury to self and staff. May come into 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. Depending on work assignment, the work may require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing such as freezer coats, gloves, earplugs, goggles, face shield, beard snoods and hair covering. Clothing and dress must meet sanitation and safety standards.
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