Food Service Worker

Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Food Service, Server
Full Time


The primary purpose for the establishment of this job is to perform all or a variety of Food Service work and cashier duties. This position is located at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown/Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg, VA.
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Performs all or a variety of the following duties, either regularly or on a rotating basis.

1. Pre-assembles and portions cold foods for regular and modified diets, i.e., salads, salad dressings and dessert, 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 service. Arranges equipment and other supplies for ease of service within the PTS area. Stores proper amounts of back-up items in most easily accessible areas and at the proper temperature. Works in assigned positions on assembly line. May be assigned to any one of 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%)

2. 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. Checks to make sure coffee and soup have been hot bulk loaded. Picks upward nourishments and places them on 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. Calls Diet Therapy Branch for needed items. (10%)

3. 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%)

4. Prepares fruits and vegetables for cooking and serving. Cuts lemons, prepares butter, chips, opens cans and portions out food. Makes coffee, tea and other beverages. Pours juices and beverages. Makes a variety of fruit and vegetable salads. Cleans manual and electrical utensils utilized. Disposes of waste. Cleans and sanitizes garbage and trash containers. (10%)

5. Collect dishes from wards at scheduled times and return them to dishwashing area. Checks on wards to assure that all soiled trays have been returned to the centralized area. 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%)

6. 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 and reassembles dishwashing machine after use. (10%)

7. 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%)

8. 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Works in a clean, well-lighted area with warm temperature in the winter and very hot temperatures in the summer.



Must have ability to do tasks with several steps or use judgment in a sequence of 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.


Supervision received includes written or oral instructions on changes in procedures. Routine work is usually performed in teams with a supervisor to spot check work to assure accuracy, efficiency and timely completion. Supervisor or Dietitian is available to answer questions on unusual or more difficult work.


Continuous walking, standing, bending and reaching are required. Guides automatic food carriers weighing a maximum of 100 pounds up and down hallways and elevators. Lifts up to 40 pounds on occasions.


Works in a clean, well-lighted area with warm temperature in the winter and very hot temperatures in the summer. Uses and cleans electrical equipment such as food carriers and reach-in refrigerators requiring use of detergents. Is subject to falls on floors made slippery by spilled liquids and foods, burns, and extreme changes in temperatures from working area to service halls. This working conditions and hazards are considered normal and have been built into the grading standards for the occupation.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

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.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

USAJobs Resume

Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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