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Job Title:Food Service Worker Supervisor

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:BA-13-836403-MB

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$17.87 to $20.84 / Per Hour


Friday, February 01, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Cloud, MN United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)836403


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 836403


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?

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a physcial


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Incumbent is responsible  for the overall operations of the Cafeteria, and assigning  duties to all Food Service Employees to assure the servicing of meals are timely, correctly portioned, seasoned properly and displayed attractively.


Incumbent reassigns work or adjusts daily work schedule to meet emergency situations or changing workloads to motivate subordinates to achieve effective manpower utilization within the Canteen Service and to contribute to the overall Canteen Service Cafeteria operational standards.


I incumbent maintains constant surveillance of work areas, operating procedures, work methods, employee performance, sanitation, condition of equipment, compliance to policies and procedures established by the Canteen Service.


Incumbent assigns duties and responsibilities on a daily basis to all employees that may  need to be explained to the employee and gives detailed instructions to that employee as to procedures and tasks to ensure quality and quantity of items are sufficient for he says sales.


Incumbent is always available to train or assign with any food preparation, sanitation, or portioning of all and any items to be prepared.


Incumbent work with other employees and sets the pace.


Incumbent demonstrates proper work methods and ensures other employees are adhering to these methods, including proper food handling procedures, sanitation procedures, and portion control,


Incumbent orders groceries and supplies on a regular basis to assure proper quantities are on hand for menu needs.


Incumbent assures safety rules are adhered to, and instructs employees in the proper use and sanitation of all equipment.




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Your background must demonstrate experience:

Work Experience in a cafeteria and/or fast food enivronment that provided the basic principles and concepts used in all functional areas of a food service operation.

Ability to supervise employees in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Ability to plan and organize own work, and the work of other lower grade workers.

Ability to train lower grade workers.

Knowledge of proper food handling and food sanitation principles for safegaurding against spoilage and waste.


PHYSICAL EFFORT Requires constand standing, walking and frequent bending. Must be able to lift or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted and occasionaly lift or move objects weighing over 50 pounds with assistance. 


EXPERIENCE :  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 which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.   Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( ). 

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:  Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 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. 

JOB ELEMENTS:  Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be forwarded for consideration.


Veterans Preference: When applying for a Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or resume.  Appplicants claiming preference based on service -connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, application for 10 point Veterans Preference.  Veterans who are still in the service may be ganted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit



Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


 Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave :  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


This position is located at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System which is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).



Service Line:   VCS- Canteen

Tour of Duty:  Monday-Friday (6am- 230pm) with a possibility of working weekends and unscheduled hours as needed



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See "Required Documents" section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 08, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (
View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form ( and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page using 836403.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


The following documents are required:


  1. NOTE: You must use your full legal name when completing all required documents


    1.  Resume – which must include full legal name, address, phone number, name, city, and state of any college/and or university attended, major(s), type and year of degree(s) received (If no degree received, list total quarter and/or semester hours earned).  Resumes must list application experience and the years/months/days in those positions.  Please include the name of the company/organization worked for, address, title of your position, name of supervisor, and a contact phone number for each position.
    2. A complete OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment
    3. A copy of your most recent SF-50B “Notification of Personnel Action” (if a federal employee)
    4. A photocopy of your transcripts if you are using education to qualify
    5. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (if applicable)
    6. Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter and SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (if applicable)
    7. Documentation of eligibility to be considered as surplus or displaced federal employee (if applicable)


    Forms can also be found at:


Human Resources
Phone: (320)255-6301
Agency Information:
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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