Job Title:Food Service Worker (Open Continuous)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VHA-603-12-RY-687985-257L-B
$16.73 / Per Hour|
|Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Part Time 30 hours - Excepted Service Permanent|
|Few vacancy(s) - Louisville, KY United StatesView Map|
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
|Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities; Schedule A, disabled veterans with a compensable service connected disability of 30% or more, and VRA.|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 687985 (Please include on all documents)
The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. It is a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1c facility affiliated with the University of Louisville and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits, to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana. In recognition of continued efforts to improve patient care, the medical center was awarded the Robert W. Carey 2007 Performance Achievement Award, 2008 Performance Excellence Award, 2009 Trophy Award and 2010 Circle of Excellence Award; and the 2009 Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Achievement Award.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Relocation Expenses May Be Authorized: NO
Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized: NO
Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized: NO
Guaranteed Home Buy Out (GHBO) May Be Authorized: NO
Area of Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. and VRA.
This is an open continuous announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. As Vacancies occur for this type of position, names of qualified applicants will be considered; qualification determinations will be done based on the applicants resume/questionnaire submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to the service having the vacancy.
*Initial cut-off date for this announcement is 7/11/12.
- You must be a US citizen and have status to apply for this job.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- Pre-employment medical exam and/or random drug testing may be required.
- Fingerprints must be taken and adjudicated prior to employment.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent is a food service worker in the Nutrition and Food Services of the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Work assignments may be during breakfast, lunch, dinner or rotating shifts. The incumbent will perform duties such as setup of tray lines, steam tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items; placement of uniform portions of food on plates; storage of food and supply items; prepare sandwiches, salads and desserts according to recipes or verbal instructions; communicate with patients when delivering trays and snacks; sanitize service ware and perform heady duty cleaning tasks such as washing floors and walls; unloading delivery trucks and moving heavy garbage cans (with assistance as necessary).
WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time, 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week includes weekend and holiday rotation. Some flexible tour of duty hours may be required to accommodate workload.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. The work requires continuous walking, standing, and bending. Some lifting of moderate weight is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in a well lighted, well ventilated kitchen setting. The incumbent is subject to usual hazards associated with the setting, i.e. temperature ranges, cuts, burns, spills, etc. There may be contacts with contagious diseases.
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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/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 questions.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- WG-2 screen out element: Ability to do the work of a Food Service Worker under normal supervision.
- Work practices including keeping things neat, clean and in order.
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
There is no education requirement for this position.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans MUST claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming veterans preference must include a copy of Form DD 214 or equivalent, which shows type of discharge, at the time of application. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with required proof. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If promotion potential is indicated on the announcement, entitlement for promotion is not automatically guaranteed. It is dependent upon meeting legal/regulatory requirements, and demonstrating the ability to perform at the higher grade.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
INFORMATION IN APPLICATION MATERIALS IS USED IN DETERMINING YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR RATING FOR THE POSITION. RESUMES SHOULD BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC AND SHOULD INCLUDE company/organization name, position title, dates of employment (month/year) and number of hours per week of where you obtained your experience. IF YOUR RESUME DOES NOT SUPPORT YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS, WE WILL NOT ALLOW CREDIT FOR YOUR RESPONSE(S). ALL INFORMATION WILL BE EVALUATED AT FACE VALUE -- NO ASSUMPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
BENEFITS:Back to top
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
May be required to servce under a probationary period.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package (see "Required Documents" section below).The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 31, 2012.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, provides less room for error and more information as applications are processed.
NOTE: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS. After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
IF YOU CANNOT APPLY ONLINE:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To FAX supporting documents you are unable to upload:
Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 687985.
Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
- Current and previous Federal Employees must submit most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates grade, step and eligibility to apply.
- Responses to the questionnaire.
- OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. Forms website: www.opm.gov/forms.
- Veterans must submit a copy of form DD214 or equivalent showing character of discharge. REQUIRED, if applicable.
- Veterans claiming a compensable disability must submit a copy of their VA letter stating percentage of disability. REQUIRED, if applicable.
- Schedule A documentation, if applying under Schedule A. REQUIRED
- Other documents as deemed necessary by applicant.
Use this checklist to make sure you’ve submitted everything! Failure to submit the required documents will result in a determination of ineligible to apply.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After receipt of your complete application package, your application will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Your application will also be reviewed to assure that your application/resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, your qualifications will be rated accordingly. Qualified candidates may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration at which time best qualification determinations will be made. If interviews are conducted, those in the best qualified group will be contacted for an interview. Performance based interviews will be used. For more information on performance based interviewing, you may visit http://www4.va.gov/pbi/. You will be notified of the outcome.