Food Service Worker Veterans Canteen Service
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Decatur, GA

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 852276

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Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more . Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Food Service Worker NA-2 will work at the Decatur facility in the Canteen Service.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

DUTIES: Incumbent responsible for setup up cafeteria lines, steam-tables, dining room table, and side service stands with hot and cold food items including meats. Vegetable, salads, desserts, bread ect. Incumbent will serve food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customer’s plate. He/She complies with all safety rules and health provisions addressing sanitation and food handling. Ensures refrigeration of food, liquid, meats, etc., and that they are properly wrapped and stored avoiding contamination or spoilage. Keeps assigned food areas clean at all times. Cleans and/or moves trash, and cleans machines, dishes, dishwashers, dispensers, refrigerators, etc.

She/he uses hair nets, hats, and rubber gloves and practices good personal hygiene when working with or around food. Assist with catering, sets-up food areas and tables, and carts food, beverages, etc. to catering locations.

She/he is required to operate equipment as required and in accordance with instructions; e.g. dishwasher, cash registers, electric can opener, vegetable chopper, conveyor toaster, steam table, fry saver, boasters, bread, mixer, and sandwich packager; required to operate a cash register in accordance with operating standards and instructions.

Work Schedule: between the hours of 6 AM

- 5:30 PM Position Description Title/PD#: P7-P25
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Your background must demonstrate experience must be able to read, count, and write; prioritize work; follow oral/written instructions; and maintain established customer service standards.

PHYSICAL EFFORT : The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping, and stretching with freguent lifting up to 40 pounds and occasionally over 40 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS : Usually works indoors in areas which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilations. Will be exposed to vibration from heavy equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc., as well as subject to cuts and bruises. Continually exposed to dust, dirt, and disagreeable odors, and is frequently exposed to organic material which may be contaminated and/or infectious and require special handling.

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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( ).


PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Ph ysical RequirementsPHYSICAL EFFORT : The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping, and stretching with freguent lifting up to 40 pounds and occasionally over 40 pounds.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BENEFITS: VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: .

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...