Incumbent sets up food service counters. Works on tray line placing food items on trays according to prescribed diet. Dispenses coffee according to number of servings required. Sets up salads and desserts according to menu. Works in dish washing unit, sorting, scraping, pre-rinsing, racking and washing dishes. Operates and cleans dish machine. Cleans dining rooms and kitchens, including mopping floors. Delivers trays to patients' bedside and returns soiled trays following meals. 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. ["Serves patient meal trays to patients in dining rooms. Serves patient meal trays bedside in patient rooms. Delivers patient food carts to mental health wards. Responds appropriately to all customer concerns. Adheres to meal time schedules. Retrieves all meal trays from patient's rooms, wards, and dining rooms. Maintains good personal hygiene. Washes hands properly and often. Washes dishes, flatware, pots and pans. Keeps work area clean and neat. Adheres to cleaning schedules. Cleans all surfaces with appropriate chemicals including floors, tables, chairs, counters, refrigerators, and dish machines. Picks up and disposes of trash. Completes all assignments according to oral or written instructions. Interprets computerized reports to portion salads, desserts, fruit and vegetables. Prepares toast, coffee, tea, and a variety of simple fruit and vegetable salads. Covers, labels, and dates all food items to prevent spoilage and waste, uses FIFO method when rotating items. Reads e-mail to maintain communication and computer codes. Prepares simple fruit and vegetable salads. Stocks work areas and assists in storage of subsistence and operating supplies. Uses equipment appropriately, i.e. dishwasher, retherm carts, coffee machines, toasters. Toast Bread, puts toast on trays for patient's breakfast. Delivers and retrieves dishes and dish ware and washes using commercial dishwasher. Delivers and retrieves food carts from wards, patient rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens. Scrapes dishes. Washes dishes, silverware and trays and delivers all dish ware back to building 60. Sweeps and mops all floors. Cleans and wipes tables, chairs, and equipment. Drives tractors in a safe manner. Work Schedule: Rotating days, to include weekends and holidays.\nPosition Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/9991-S\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: No\nFLSA: Non-exempt\nBargaining Unit: Eligible\nDuty Station: May be either John Cochran or Jefferson Barracks. The duty station may be changed to any other VASTLHCS location at any time based on the needs of the medical center."]
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