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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Food Service Worker in Hot Springs, South Dakota


The VA Black Hills Health Care System is currently hiring a full time WG-2 Food Service Worker position that will serve in the Nutrition and Food service line at the Hot Springs, South Dakota location.


Major duties include, but are not limited to: Setting up cafeteria lines and steam tables with hot and cold food. Serving food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customer's/patient tray/plate. Breaking down and cleaning assigned area when the meal is finished and returning food to main kitchen. Performing heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service areas such as: cleaning fans, ceilings, and exhaust hoods; cleaning spaces under and behind kitchen equipment; and cleaning walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Delivering trays to patients/customers on the ward. Portioning food items (i.e. gelatins, juices, and desserts) into standard serving sizes using proper utensils and containers. Setting up and operating different types of mechanical dishwasher that will vary but could be; flight and continuous belt feeding machine. This includes; deliming dish machine, the removal of inspection doors, strainer pans, screens, and spray arms for preventive maintenance & cleaning. Collecting and transferring trash from the work area. Work Schedule: Five days a week; rotating schedule (6:00am-2:30pm; 10:30am-7:00pm); rotating days off; may be required to work holidays and weekends

Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD20118A

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, moderate carrying, straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, climbing, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, and Hearing (aid permitted). The work environment includes excessive heat and excessive noise, Grease and oils, slippery walking surfaces and working around machinery with moving parts.


Conditions of Employment


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.


Additional Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.