The Food Service Worker (FSW) position is located in Nutrition and Food Service under the direction of the Manager of Nutrition and Food Services and supervised by the Cook Supervisor. Syracuse VAMC is a 164 bed facility which provides food service and nutritional care to acute, Community Living Center residents (long term, rehab, and hospice care). 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 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: Simple food preparation and meal service. Normally assigned to the tray line, diet office or to the main kitchen food production area. Performs a wide range of tasks in all areas of Food Service. Work Schedule: Various tours between 5:00AM-7:30PM including weekends and holidays with rotating days off.\nPosition Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99836-S\nPhysical Requirements: Work is performed in kitchen areas. You are subject to steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often causing uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted. You are subject to noise from food service activities. You are also subject to danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. You are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. The position requires you 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. You are subject to continuous standing and walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. You are required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. You will frequently lift or move objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 60 pounds."]
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