Wage Grade 4 Food Service Workers independently perform duties that require proficiency in special procedures. They require a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food and beverage preparation, modified diets, computer proficiency, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and safety and sanitation. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of 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. The screen out element for this announcement is: The ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Examples include providing food service in a hospital, long term care, clinical, or similar setting; experience interacting with customers and/or patients; experience and/or training in procedures used in preparing food for regular and modified diets; unloading food/tray delivery carts; preparing beverages according to the number of servings required; returning soiled trays and dishes to the dish room. 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. ["Duties include but are not limited to the following: Assisting patient in placing meal orders, portioning and serving prepared food within area to which assigned. Checking meals for accuracy during tray line and working in diet communication office. Accurately determining foods to serve on commonly used modified and therapeutic diets. Preparing individual and bulk nourishments. Properly handling fresh fruits and vegetables, washing, storing, and rotating stock as required. Assisting cooks or independently preparing, portions and assembling menu items. Using portion control utensils to meet established standards of portion control for accuracy. Understanding the operation, safe use, care, adjustment, and proper cleaning of food service equipment. Maintaining food temperatures during meal service. Work Schedule: Various tours, based on the needs of operations.\nPosition Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99836S\nPhysical Requirements: Wage Grade 4 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others."]
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