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Job Title: Food Service Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbia, MO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Restaurant and Food Service, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Food Service Worker
As a Food Service Worker, your duties include but are not limited to the following:
Deliver trays to patients, resident's bedside, and/or patient dining rooms via tray truck.
Pick up soiled trays.
Move, clean, and return tray trucks to dish washing area.
Clean tables and accessory food service equipment.
Work as tray runner and work various positions of the area.
Set-up and operate a mechanical dishwasher.
Ensure dishwashing machine is operating at proper temperatures.
Perform routine cleaning duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning windows and walls, and cleaning exhaust hood(s).
Portion beverages and make cold sandwiches.
Set-up food stations, serve food items, and replenish food stations as needed.
Operate the pot and pan washing machine and garbage disposal.
Scrape, wash, and store dishware, utensils, pots, pans and racks.


Work Schedule: Rotating schedule with rotating days off
Position Description Title/PD#: /PD# 0235-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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 Safety
  • Follow Directions
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Technical Practices
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work 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: Heavy Lifting (30 to 45 lbs); Heavy Carrying (30 to 45 lbs); Pushing, pulling up to 450 pounds; continuous walking, standing, bending, lifting, stooping, reaching, and grasping.
The work is performed in the kitchen area where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often causes uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities and there is danger of slipping on floors. Workers are exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, and hot working surfaces. Hands are continuously in water and detergent. Some workers are exposed to extreme temperature changes of the hot kitchen and the cold walk-in refrigerators/freezers. Protective equipment may be provided in these areas as well. Workers are frequently exposed to contagious diseases in tray delivery, soiled tray pick-up, and dishwashing activities.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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 Safety
  • Follow Directions
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Technical Practices
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work 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: Heavy Lifting (30 to 45 lbs); Heavy Carrying (30 to 45 lbs); Pushing, pulling up to 450 pounds; continuous walking, standing, bending, lifting, stooping, reaching, and grasping.
The work is performed in the kitchen area where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often causes uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities and there is danger of slipping on floors. Workers are exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, and hot working surfaces. Hands are continuously in water and detergent. Some workers are exposed to extreme temperature changes of the hot kitchen and the cold walk-in refrigerators/freezers. Protective equipment may be provided in these areas as well. Workers are frequently exposed to contagious diseases in tray delivery, soiled tray pick-up, and dishwashing activities.
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