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. (Narrative responses not required):
to do the work of a food service worker without more than normal supervision.
in work practices, including keeping things neat, clean, and in order.
in technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
to read, understand, and follow instructions, food preparation and serving
instructions, manuals, etc.
to use and maintain food service utensils and equipment.
Physical effort and work conditions: Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time. Required to be able to lift, push and/or pull
heavy equipment and supplies. Frequent
lifting and moving objects weighing up to 30 pounds and occasionally 45
pounds. Must have good physical and
mental coordination to keep pace with others in the working unit. Must be able to climb ladders as required in
cleaning and storage or supplies of equipment.
Work requires incumbents to work on slippery floors, in above and below
normal temperatures, and around steam or high-powered equipment. May be subject to cuts and/or burns in the
completion of regular duties.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND
SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. If your resume does not support your
questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your responses.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on three quality groups, as follows:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that substantially exceed the minimum qualifications of the position and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that exceed the minimum qualification of the position and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best-qualified group. The best-qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.