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:
- Reliability and dependability (Screen-Out Element)
- Work Practices: (Includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order) Special aptitude in food service work
- Ability to use and maintain quantity cooking and serving tools - Special aptitude in food service work
- Ability to handle weights and loads
- Ability to follow directions
- Ability to operate with dexterity and safety
Physical Effort & Work Conditions: The work of this position requires constant walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, and moderate (45 lbs) to heavy (50 lbs) lifting. The selectee must be able to move advanced food delivery carts (AFD) that weigh up to 575 pounds; properly use cart tugger puller to assist in AFD cart movement. Work may be repetitive for short periods of time. The selectee may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. The selectee may be required to work on ladders and use power cleaning equipment including a steam wand. The position requires the use of safety device/equipment provided for the completion of some tasks including tuggers, shoes, gloves, disposable gowns, masks, and coats.
The work of this position is performed in a kitchen setting where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted, but usually noisy from food service activities. There is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Regular exposure to hot trays and liquids, sharp cutting blades, and extreme temperature changes when entering work-in-refrigeration or freezing units is common. The selectee will be routinely exposed to chemicals used for sanitation in food service areas and will be routinely exposed to all types of weather conditions when moving between buildings.
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
IN DESCRIBING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY 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.