This position is located in the Food Production and Service Unit of Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) at the Amarillo VA Health Care System in Amarillo, Texas. The incumbent's time will be spent in the various duties in Nutrition and Food Services including food preparation, food service, distribution, sanitation, computer usage, training lower graded employees, and security. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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 (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork 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. ["Prepares foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, juices, thick liquids, toast, sandwiches, gelatin, salads, and cottage cheese/fruit plates. Properly labels, dates and stores food, following standard practices. Routinely washes, peels, chops, cuts and dices food. Plates cold salads and desserts and portions ready-to-serve food into serving dishes and replenishes as necessary. Assembles and plates fruit or chef's salads. Uses recipes and follows directions to assemble chef's salads ingredients, make gelatin and gelatin salads, and desserts. Determines the need to stock or replenish meats, starches, vegetables, and all other items at serving times. Portions ready-to-serve food into serving dishes. Portions food items (e.g. gelatins, juices, canned fruit, and desserts) into standard serving sizes. Wraps bread or bread products, and sacks silverware. set up, and work all food stations on tray line. Delivers and sets up steam table, passes trays to rooms or tables. Picks up soiled trays and loads soiled trays to return to dishroom. Prepares and properly stores late trays following tray ticket, and/or the diet order and menu if the tray ticket is unavailable. Prints nourishment labels and prepares and delivers nourishments and formulas. Accommodates special requests when changes don't require extensive adjustments to preparation time or costs. Ensures sanitation standards are met when cleaning food preparation and food service work surfaces Work Schedule: 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Work schedule includes weekends and holidays; 2 days off during the week.\nPosition Description Title/PD#:Food Service Worker /PD99920A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.\nTelework: Not eligible\nVirtual: Not eligible This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is October 29, 2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Use of fingers; Both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (8 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending 1 hour; both leg are required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13\" to 16\" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); must be able to withstand noisy environment. Must be able to hear/speak loudly enough for hearing impaired veterans to hear and understand. Environmental Factors; Excessive cold; excessive noise; fumes, smoke or gases; greases and oils; electrical energy; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; working with hands in water; working closely with others; working alone; Protracted or irregular hours of work"]
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