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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: RW-6907-5

Agency: Department of Mental Health, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Office of Hospital Operations, Nutrition Services Division

Area of Consideration: Open to the public

Opening date: 04-19-2013

Closing Date: 05-03-2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFCSME Local 2095 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $17.11 per hour to $22.42 per hour

Tour of Duty: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Office of Hospital Operations, Department of Mental Health, Nutrition Services Division (NSD). The mission of the Department is to operate and deliver a continuous comprehensive nutrition program, which supports mental health care, relative to the best nutrition services possible, for health promotion and disease prevention in response to the consumer and family needs.
The purpose of this position is to serve as materials handler for the NSD. Assignments include handling the receipt of incoming shipments from the off loading stages through movement of items to their storage areas; selecting proper storage locations for items; assembling items for issue to cooks; freezing and storing item with instructions on the methods of procedures to be used; manage Department inventory, complete requests for food orders, and deliver items as needed to customers both inside and outside of the hosptial.


Basic Requirements: Applicants will be rated on the job elements listed below. Therefore, your applications should show you have such skills.

1. Knowledge of inventory methods/procedures and the ability to organize and maintain
stock. (Screen out element)

2. Ability to handle weights and loads.
3. Ability to follow simple directions.
4. Dexterity and safety.
5. Knowledge of handling materials, supplies and equipment normally maintained to prepare meals.
6. Basic computer skills.

Please address the job elements individually in the following section.

Employee is required to possess and maintain a valid unrestricted State Motor Vehicle License.


Job Element #1: Knowledge of inventory methods/procedures and the ability to organize and maintain stock.

Job Element #2: Ability to handle weights and loads.

Job Element #3: Ability to follow simple directions.

Job Element #4: Dexterity and safety.

Job Element #5: Knowledge of handling materials, supplies and equipment normally maintained to prepare meals.

Job Element #6: Basic computer skills.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

How to Apply

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

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PHONE: (202) 299-5211

Closing Statement

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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