Food Service Worker
Department of Defense 1,678 reviews - Bethesda, MD

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The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
Works for the Department of Administration, Department of Nutrition Services, Production and Service Branch/Division at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Performs a variety of food service type duties as assigned by supervisor.

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US Citizens


Moving expenses are not authorized.

Shift work may be required.

Incentives are not authorized.

You will assemble trays for delivery to patients. Place a predetermined amount of prescribed food on dishes or in serving pans in accordance with established standards and diets. Receive and prepare raw ingredients for salads and sandwiches. Slice meats, cheeses, and like items. Check or inspect food items for freshness, quantity and quality. Discard spoiled items and sets aside unripe items for future use. Assemble, weigh, process, measure, and label dry, canned, frozen and fresh ingredients. Pre-portion and combine salad ingredients following recipe instructions. Set up garnishes and replenish salad bar items as required. Assist supervisor in preparing supply and food orders prior to depletion of stock. Receive, store and secure all supplies and food items as required. Operate, maintain, and restock dining room beverage islands to include attachment of gas and beverage base cylinders to dispensing mechanism. Brew coffee according to the number of servings required. Replenish cups, straws, condiments, utensils and all other supplies or foods associated with meal service or as assigned by a supervisor. Maintains work area in an orderly and sanitary condition and prepare and store food in accordance with established sanitation standards. Set up and serve cafeteria lines, steam-tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items. Break down and clean assigned area when the meal is finished and return food to the main kitchen. Operate cash collection system using a manual system, computerized cash register, and/or point-of-sale register. Provide service to a variety of customers utilizing established procedures. Identify a variety of food items on the menu for each particular meal and the appropriate cost to charge the customer. Count money following shift and complete appropriate forms documenting cash collected, change fund and discrepancies. Maintain security and responsibility for cash, change fund and an electronic cashier access card.

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Screen Out Element:
Ability to do the following without more than normal supervision: assembling trays for delivery to patients; inspecting food items for freshness, quantity, and quality; and/or operated a cash collection system.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to Assemble Trays for Delivery to Patients

Ability to Prepare and Clean the Work Area

Knowledge of Cash Collection System

Physical Effort:
Worker is subject to continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Worker frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Requires some heavy work such as scouring, scrubbing and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies.

Working Conditions:
The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is adequately lighted, but usually noisy from food service activities and there is a danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units. Must abide by personal hygiene standards and safe work procedures such as wearing a hairnet or hat and a clean uniform daily. While working as a cashier, worker might be subjected to some stress while serving long lines of customers.

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a ANACI security clearance.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

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