Cook

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 18, 2017
Closes
May 25, 2017
Function
Food Service, Cook
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). America's Veterans need you!


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Pre-employment physical may be required
  • Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

    You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

    • Dexterity and Safety
    • Follow Directions
    • Food Service
    • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
    • Without more than normal supervision

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: This position requires carrying heavy loads up to 40 pounds, or more with assistance, lifting large food containers, and stacking cumbersome dishes, pots and pans. Pushes and pulls foods carts, mops floors, cleans walls, windows, etc. The position requires standing, walking and bending during performance of duties. The position requires working with sharp instruments and potentially hazardous steam, gas and electrical appliances. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working with kitchen utensils (knives etc.), cooking equipment (oven, steam, grill, kettles, etc.), and when using electrical equipment (blenders, mixers, food processors, etc.). The working areas are frequently above or below average room temperature. He/she may be exposed to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions.

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