CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook WG-7400 Series (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/TabF07.asp#WG-7400)
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence of specialized experience, which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position, must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
EXPERIENCE: Your background should demonstrate experience in a variety of duties related to supervising in a food service establishment or other similar activities.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Please provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish year(s) of experience.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1-6 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out elements for this position are:
- Ability to lead and supervise
- Ability to perform inventory management
IF YOUR RESUME DOES NOT SUPPORT YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS, WE WILL NOT ALLOW CREDIT FOR YOUR RESPONSES.
JOB ELEMENT: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
Knowledge of work practices, cleanliness, neatness, and sanitation in food service work.
Technical procedure and practice in food service work supervision.
Ability to read, understand and follow food preparation, portion control and serving instruction manuals etc.
Ability to use and care for food preparation and serving tools, utensils and equipment.
Dexterity and Safety in food service work.
Knowledge of quantity food preparation and serving ingredients and materials required in performance of food service worker duties.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations which is available for your review on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: The incumbent performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort and is subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. Work requires constant standing, bending, stooping, and stretching with frequent lifting up to 40 pounds. Occasionally lifts or moves objects weighing up over 40 pounds.
Physical Standards: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dish washing equipment often cause uncomfortable 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 and beverages have been dropped. Incumbent is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. Has contact with a variety of detergents and cleaning materials.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Applicants appointed must be proficient in spoken and written English.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an "SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
Note: Your DD-214 must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/. Please provide member copy 4 of the DD-214.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire which evaluates your relevant work experiences required for the job for which you are applying.
You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
NOTE: Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) will be used whenever interviews are conducted during the selection process. To find out more about PBI, visit www.va.gov/pbi.