Food Service Worker
The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.
The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
This position is with the Director of Administration, Department of Nutrition with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located in Bethesda, Maryland.
The work is performed in the kitchen area where steam and heat from cooking and dish washing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. The worker is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and fluctuations in temperature such as when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units.
Who May Apply:
All US Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
- Not Required
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
Applicants must meet the screen out elements to be considered further. To meet the screen out
elements applicants should document experience in the following: setting up and cafeteria lines, steam and dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items such as meats, vegetables, salads and desserts in a fast paced kitchen environment. Experience utilizing a commercial dishwasher, power washer, operating commercial garbage disposals, and following established sequences of kitchen work.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Work practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
Knowledge of materials
Dexterity and Safety
Physical effort: The worker is subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing,pulling,and bending. The worker may be required to work on ladders and perform heavy work such as scouring and scrubbing large siz cooking utensils and moving heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They frequently lift or move ovjets weighing up to 40 pounds.
Working conditions: The work is performed in the kitchen area where steam and heat from cooking and dish washing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. The worker is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and fluctuations in temperature such as when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- 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.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- This position requires the incumbent to wear a uniform and/or protective equipment.
- This position requires the incumbent to complete a Tier 3 (T3) security investigation.
- This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual
seasonal influenza vaccinations, unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
- This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.
- This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights,
weekends, holidays necessary to meet mission requirements.
- This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential
personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.