This Food Service Worker position is located within the Nutrition & Food Service at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. First cut-off for applicant referrals is Monday, June 6, 2022. All applicants that have applied by that date will be evaluated for qualifications and referred as applicable. All subsequent cut-offs will follow on a biweekly basis from that date. 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 SafetyFollow DirectionsHandle Weights and LoadsReliability And DependabilitySpecial Aptitude - Food Service WorkWork 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. ["Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):This job includes such tasks as scouring and scrubbing kitchen items, cleaning food preparation surfaces, making hot and cold food, setting up cafeteria lines, sweeping and mopping floors, and emptying trashcans. Uses proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation surfaces. Makes sandwiches using prepared ingredients for cafeteria or buffet lines. Portions food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers. Sets up glasses, silverware, dishes, trays and condiments in communal dining areas. Performs heavy duty cleaning tasks such as ceilings and/or exhaust hoods. Sets up cafeteria lines and/or steam-tables with hot and cold food items. Delivers meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or patrons. Reads and follows instructions on menus, recipes, and/or basic work instructions. Applies sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste. Sweeps and mops floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, cafeterias and other areas. Work Schedule: FULL TIME: Varies Sunday through Saturday, to include rotating holidays and weekends. Schedule determined upon hire. Typical hours of 6:00 am-2:30 pm, 6:30 am-3:00 pm, 6:45 am-3:15 pm, 11:00 am-7:30 pm or as needed per scheduling. PART-TIME: Varies Sunday through Saturday, to include rotating holidays and weekends. Typical hours of 4:30-7:30 pm or as needed per scheduling. Schedule determined upon hire. Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99921A\nPhysical Requirements: Work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. Performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort. May be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. Subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.