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Food Service Worker

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

Performs all or a variety of the following duties, either regularly or on a rotating basis:

Pre-assembles and portions cold foods for regular and modified diets, i.e., salads, salad dressing and desserts in accordance with written instructions on the Food Code Worksheet. Meets established standards of portion accuracy, attractiveness, and sanitation. Measures and counts diabetic items in strict accordance with charts, measurements, and menus. Stores portioned food properly until time of usage. Sets up cold food on cold assembly line in accordance with instructions from the supervisor and the Food Code Worksheet. Arranges Items for ease of back-up item in most easily accessible areas and at the proper temperature. Works in assigned positions on assembly line. May be assigned to any one of the five positions. Rotates from position to position from meal to meal. Reads various types of modified diets and selective menus with 100% accuracy as trays are set up and places required items on trays. (25%)

Sets up food carriers for hot bulk loading, which involves filling coffee well and placing food-well inserts in the carts. Plug in food carts as required and sets dials at correct temperatures. Push carts to and from loading areas. Check Cart Loading Guide on each food cart for cold bulk items, i.e., sodas, ice cream and sherbet, and places the required items on the food carriers. Places serving utensils on carts. Transports food carts from PTS loading area towards making final assembly of trays for delivery to patients by Nursing Service Personnel. Arranges each tray neatly, ladles soup and prepares hot beverages as required by menus. Make final check for accuracy of each tray before dispatching to patients. Recognizes errors and decides on corrective action. Call Diet Therapy Branch for needed items. (10%)

Sets up and replenishes food service counters and steam tables with hot and cold food. Serves food cafeteria-style; prepares service stands by setting up condiments, silverware, and glassware. For table service, sets tables, serves tables by placing food and beverages on tables and replenishes as necessary. (25%)

Prepares fruits and vegetables for cooking and serving. Cuts lemons, prepares butter, chips, open cans and portions out food. Makes coffee, tea, and other beverages. Pours juices and beverages. Makes a variety of fruit and vegetable salads. Cleans equipment, dining room tables and chairs; and washes floors, walls, and windows in kitchen, dining and storage areas, office, hallways and latrines. Reports any malfunctioning equipment to supervisors. (10%)

Collect dishes from wards at scheduled times and returns them dishwashing area. Checks on wards to assure that all soiled trays have been returned to the centralized areas. After carts have been stripped in dishwashing area, transports carts to cleaning area. Thoroughly cleans food carts to include exterior and interior, wells and spigots. Cleans all equipment and the working area itself in cold assembly area. Cleans equipment dining room tables and chairs; and washes floors, walls and windows in kitchen, dining and storage areas, office, hallways and latrines. Reports any malfunctioning equipment to supervisors. (10%)

Performs a variety of duties incident to the maintenance and cleanliness of the area to which assigned. Wash dishes. Pots and pans, either manually, or by use of mechanical equipment; disassemble, clean, or reassembles dishwashing machine after use. (10%)

After meal-service, breaks down and cleans tray-loading area, cleans coffee urn, and grill. Returns hot and cold food containers to main kitchen and disposes of trash and garbage. (5%)

Cash Control and Dining Room Operations. Operates Cash system for Nutrition Care using a manual system or computerized cash register. Maintains acceptable speed, as well as exercises judgment in the application of Nutrition Care procedures while serving customers through the register line. Operates point-of-sale registers and provides correct change to customers after purchases. Reconciles cash collected with automated cashier report. Completes appropriate forms documenting cash collected, change fund, and an electronic cashier access card. Interacts with coworkers, staff members, patients, guests, and visitors in a courteous and professional manner. Incumbent refers all potential negative complaints/issues to the supervisor. (5%)

Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:
Must have ability to do tasks with several steps or use judgment in sequencing tasks.

Must know what types of foods to serve on common modified diets.

Ability to follow recipes and combine ingredients for complex salads and other uncooked food products.

Ability to memorize frequently used diets.

Ability to work quickly, efficiently and neatly.

Knowledge of simple arithmetic and reading ability.

Knowledge of personal and work area hygiene.

Concentration is needed at this level to serve uniform individual portions and to avoid distraction.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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