Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Restaurant and Food Service, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Food Service Worker
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Employee must be able to lift moderately heavy boxes, garbage cans, trays racks, and push food carts. Walks or stands continuously. While working. Work involves bending, stooping, lifting, and stretching. Must be able to lift objects 10-30 pounds frequent, and occasionally up to 45 pounds. May be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. The work is performed in kitchen areas where steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often create 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 where food or beverages have been spilled. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature ranges when entering walk-in refrigerator or freezing units. May be scheduled to work the early, late, or relief shift. Work is subject to some pressure to complete assignment with close time schedules. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Technical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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.