Food Service Worker
Department of the Army 26,820 reviews - Fort Sam Houston, TX

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Position is located at Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Nutrition Care, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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Who May Apply: US Citizens


Physical Examination Required

This position requires working rotating shifts

This position requires a favorable background investigation

Pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting in excess of 45 pounds required

You will perform duties that require proficiency in special procedures and a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage serving; use recipes or instructions from packages, prepares nourishments/snacks and special beverages, or other foods required by regular and therapeutic/modified consistency diets; and cook or re-thermalize a variety of foods that require grilling, deep fat frying, broiling, and use of the oven or microwave cooking. Use established safe food handling procedures, labels and stores food properly, and complies with Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines; perform patient tray assembly; and deliver to patients on the wards per established procedures. You will portion all food items and beverages according to established standards, specifics of diet order, and special instructions from registered dietitians and diet technicians. Interpret diet orders and verify patients' diet order with staff and diet rosters. Provide information to diet technician and/or registered dietitian concerning significant changes in current diet order or patients having dietary problems which hinders adequate intake. Provide patients with information about modified diets and forward complex nutritional questions to diet technician and/or registered dietitian. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition to ensure compliance with safe food handling procedures, and to maintain safe working environment. Operate food service equipment in a safe manner. Runs the Point of Sale cash register system, collect cash and make exact change, secure and safeguard cash, and turn in cash according established procedures. Assist in the training of dietetic interns, military food service specialists (91M) and newly assigned personnel by demonstrating procedures.

Screen-Out Element:
You must be able to able to perform the work of a Food Service Worker without more than normal supervision, w here ability to do the common or complex tasks is prime.

Physical Effort:
Work is performed on hard surfaces and in areas that require the employee to continuously stand, walk, stoop, bend, push, pull, and reach. Must frequently lift and carry supplies, materials, or equipment weighing in excess of 45 pounds with or without assistance.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed predominantly in a noisy kitchen, and sometimes in dining area. The work involves continuous walking and standing on tile floors. The incumbent is exposed to minor cuts, bruises, burns and scalds.

Other Requirements:
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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.

Physical Examination Required.
This job requires working rotating shifts.
This position requires a favorable background investigation.

Pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting in excess of 45 pounds required.

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.

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 to include use of telework 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 .)

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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