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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Food Service Worker in Waco, Texas


The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a highly qualified Food Service Worker. The Food Service Worker duties and responsibilities are performed at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Waco, TX. The duties of this position are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


The major duties include, but are not limited to: Checks foods received as to correct amounts according to patient census and modified diets, reports overages/shortages to supervisor. Oversees the work of lower-grade food service workers. Has knowledge of all modified diets. Sets up serving stations with necessary food and beverage items, dishes, flatware, and serving utensils. Maintains pace of tray line to facilitate service of trays during the meal serving period. Interprets and follows printed menus and computerized tray tickets to serve appropriate food items in correct amounts for patients on regular and modified diets. Serves standardized portions of all food items and in correct quantities. Thermalizes patient trays in correct sequence and at appropriate intervals. Checks each tray on every delivery cart to ensure that plates and/or bowls have thermalized properly and takes corrective action, if necessary. After meals have been thermalized, the incumbent checks and supplies hot beverages and/or frozen food items required for each tray. Checks completeness of soiled trays as they are being picked up to ensure that all serving equipment is returned from patients' rooms. Prepares and thermalizes trays for late meal delivery. Process diet changes to ensure newly admitted patients receive trays, discharged patients' trays are removed, transferred patients' trays are relocated and downward texture modifications are enacted timely. Thermalizes and prepares bulk food items for service in dining areas from a cafeteria line. Checks patient trays for accuracy according to printed tray ticket and requests appropriate or missing item from another Food Service Worker on tray-line. Work Schedule: Rotating tours of duty include 5:30a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., days off rotate every 28 days

Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD04083A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/09/2021. 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 SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork 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: Required to be able to lift, push, and/or pull heavy equipment and supplies. Frequently lifting and moving objects weighing up to 30 pounds and occasionally 45. Must have good physical and mental coordination to keep pace with others in the work unit. Must be able to climb ladders as required in cleaning and storage of supplies and equipment. Work requires continuous standing, walking, and bending. Must be able to remain alert at all times while performing assigned duties in order to avoid mistakes and/or accidental injury to self or others. Must be able to work under pressure of peak workloads and in accordance with close schedule. Work is performed on slippery floors, in areas with above and below normal temperatures and around live steam and/or electrical equipment. May be subject to cuts and burns during performance of normal range of duties.


Additional Information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.