Cook-CC- DE

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Food Service, Cook
Full Time

If you have experience with short-order and/or large quantity cooking and serving of food, and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Clinical Center (CC) Nutrition Department. 


The Nutrition Department is committed to providing the best possible patient care and research support for patients of the NIH CC. We prepare and deliver high-quality food to inpatients and day hospital patients. Clinical Center patients are offered meals and nourishment to meet specific nutritional and research needs. If selected, you will prepare foods to fulfill requirements for special research and regular diets in the Metabolic Kitchen and Food Service Section.



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Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency Essential Employee.
  • Weekend/Variable hours of work may be required.
  • Lift/move objects up to 40lbs.
  • Bargaining Unit Position.
  • Term (not to exceed) 13 months
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position.  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; social).  Volunteer work helps build competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The approved job elements for this occupation are listed as follows:

    (1) Ability to do the work of a Cook without more than normal supervision i.e. Cooking and Serving (Screen-out element).
    (2) Knowledge of work practices, cleanliness, neatness, and sanitation.
    (3) Ability to do quantity cooking following written instructions.
    (4) Ability to use kitchen utensils and equipment.
    (5) Knowledge of cooking ingredients.
    (6) Knowledge of dexterity and safety.
    (7) Ability to work as a member of a team. 

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    We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.  

    This position will require weekend and shift work schedules.

    This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered an 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
    A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.  

    Depending upon programmatic needs, the not-to-exceed date of this position may be extended, without further competition, in increments up to a maximum of four years from the effective date. This position may be terminated at any time prior to the NTE date.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. 

    The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. 

    The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

    • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
    • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
    • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

    Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.


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