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Job Title: Cook
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Restaurant and Food Service, Quality Control, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Cook

Selectee will be expected to perform the following duties:
Safety and Sanitation:
  • Cooks food to proper temperatures and maintains the proper temperatures for all food during service.
  • Maintains the proper temperature for all foods during holding, to assure quality control and food safety; stores leftovers or items prepared for future use according to established procedures.
  • Measures and documents food temperatures of prepared food items.
  • Safely operates a variety of kitchen equipment and disassembles and assembles components parts and accessories for cleaning.
  • Utilizes Safety Data Sheets for information related to all chemicals.
Food Production:
  • Work as part of a team in food preparation or cooking/heating activities.
  • Performs a full range of simple cooking tasks by preparing and cooking/heating items that require little or no processing, using several different methods in support of Cook/Serve, Cook/Chill, and Ready-To-Serve/convenience foods.
  • Prepares grilled items such as pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, hamburger, and prepares fresh, canned or frozen vegetables.
  • Mixes ingredients according to precisely written recipes that produce quality products, minimize preparation time and avoid food material waste.
  • Make cold sandwich fillings.
  • Set up and replenish salad bar
  • Portions foods for distribution and meal service.
  • Weighs, measures and assembles ingredients for regular and modified menu items.
Customer Service:
  • Meet the needs of both internal and external customers while supporting the Medical Center and Service missions and values.
  • Consistently communicate and patients, visitor, volunteers, and all Medical Center staff in a courteous, tactful, respectful manner.
  • Support Veteran centered care goals.
General Food Service:
  • Effectively plans and organizes own work and coordinates work with that of others, to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Performs duties independently, in accordance with written guides and established policies.
  • Follow task sheets and/or production schedules and menus created for assigned area.
Work Schedule: Thursday through Monday, 08:00 am to 4:30 pm. Will work Holidays, weekends.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: /549-9310-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

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
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Technical Practices
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • 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: Work requires continuous standing, walking, and frequent stooping, reaching/reaching above shoulder, kneeling with assistance, pushing and bending. Carts pushed by employee may weigh between 450-475 pounds and require up to 40 pounds of force to push. Employee frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and must be able to lift/carry over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers. he/she must be able to push heavy pieces of equipment, work on ladders while cleaning, and operate powered cleaning equipment.

Employee works in areas of above normal temperatures and noise. The work area may be hazardous, due to potential for cuts using knives or sharp equipment, burns from ovens, and danger of falling on wet or slippery floors. Employee is required to wear slip resistant shoes to reduce falling or slip hazards. Shoes must be purchased at own cost. Employee must follow care/operation instruction on equipment. Employee is exposed to fumes and odors from cooking, temperature extremes between the usual work area and walk-in refrigerator/freezers; is exposed to potential hazard of using cleaning chemical; may handle large and awkward equipment, utensils, or cartons.

None

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
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • 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, 09/17/2018.

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
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Technical Practices
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • 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: Work requires continuous standing, walking, and frequent stooping, reaching/reaching above shoulder, kneeling with assistance, pushing and bending. Carts pushed by employee may weigh between 450-475 pounds and require up to 40 pounds of force to push. Employee frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and must be able to lift/carry over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers. he/she must be able to push heavy pieces of equipment, work on ladders while cleaning, and operate powered cleaning equipment.

Employee works in areas of above normal temperatures and noise. The work area may be hazardous, due to potential for cuts using knives or sharp equipment, burns from ovens, and danger of falling on wet or slippery floors. Employee is required to wear slip resistant shoes to reduce falling or slip hazards. Shoes must be purchased at own cost. Employee must follow care/operation instruction on equipment. Employee is exposed to fumes and odors from cooking, temperature extremes between the usual work area and walk-in refrigerator/freezers; is exposed to potential hazard of using cleaning chemical; may handle large and awkward equipment, utensils, or cartons.
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