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General Job Information

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: WS-7408-04

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

Area of Consideration: Unlimited

Opening date: 10/04/2012

Closing Date: 10/19/2012

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

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: 1 (one)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $33,384.00 - $43,680.00 Per Annum

Tour of Duty: Rotating Shifts to include weekends and holidays


Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent performs routine food service tasks at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Food Service Workers assist with menu review, food preparation, and food service. Food preparation may involve cutting, dicing, slicing, weighing and portioning of food items according to the menu. Food service involves setting up work station(s) in preparation to serve meals according to a patient¿s prescribed diet. The incumbent is responsible for daily cleaning of all food service areas according to established cleaning schedules and applicable food codes. May perform physical tasks that require the incumbent to lift objects weighing approximately 50 pounds or push carts weighing approximately 250 pounds.

Food service duties are performed from 4:30 am until 7:30 pm. Incumbent will be required to work an eight-hour shift during that time period and will perform duties in more than one location at the hospital. The shift may change periodically based on department need. Food Service Workers typically spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, and lifting. All food service workers are essential employees and are required to report to duty during inclement weather and other related emergencies.


Basic Requirements: Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their experience and training and must demonstrate ability to do food service work without more than normal supervision, knowledge of work practices, cleanliness, neatness, infection control, and sanitation in food service, dexterity and safety in food service work, and ability to use and care for kitchen utensils and equipment. A current, valid Food Handlers License is required at the time of application for this position. Please submit a copy with your application.

Screen-Out Element(s): Please respond to the following screen-out element(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.

Job Element #1: *Ability to do food service work without more than normal supervision.

Job Element #2: Knowledge of work practices, cleanliness, neatness, infection control, and sanitation in food service work.

Job Element #3: Dexterity and safety in food service work.

Job Element #4: Ability to use and care for kitchen utensils and equipment, including moderate lifting.

  • Screen-Out Element.
Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

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

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.

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


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.

Where to Apply: Department of Mental Health

Saint Elizabeths Hospital

Human Resources Operations Branch

1100 Alabama Avenue, S.E., Room 205

Washington, DC 20032

ATTN: Yvette R. Murray

Phone: (202) 299-5213

Facsimile: (202) 561-6943

Closing Statement

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

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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