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Job Title:Cook

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:FI-13-YKo-934754

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$9.08 to $10.61 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 to Friday, August 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NA-7404-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service NTE NTE 1 year

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
El Paso, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 934754  

 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?

 Become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Pre-employment physical.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent will perform a variety of cooking tasks without close supervision or review. Duties included working and maintaining a clean grill, assist in setting breakfast lines and lunch lines, completing prep work and stocking all drawers on cook's side to full levels. Incumbent will also prepare convenience foods, gravies, sauces, and soups. Incumbent must follows standardized recipes for production, adjusting recipes as needed to prepare necessary quantities; weighs, measures, and assembles ingredients for regular and modified menu items; sets up and replenishes serving line; portions food for distribution and meal service; and stores leftovers according to established procedures. Incumbent examines all food for quality and freshness before preparation. Incumbent follows established safety procedures when handling food and ensures that foods are stored at the correct temperature to prevent bacterial growth. Incumbent must coordinate work so all food product in the quantity listed on the daily production summary are prepared with in established time frames or deadlines.

 

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#:  000064
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Your background should demonstrate experience in a variety of kitchen related duties such as cooking, food preparation, storage and handling.

 

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires moderate physical effort. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to lift and move objects weighing up to 40 pounds and occasional lifting of food items over 40 pounds.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in the kitchen areas which are often hot and noisy. Incumbent is subject to temperatures above and below normal, steam, fumes, and odors from cooking. The incumbent is exposed to slips and falls from wet floors which are a result of spills and recently mopped floors. The incumbent will also be exposed to possible cuts from knives and burns from steam and hot foods.   

 

EXPERIENCEA 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.

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.  The screen-out element for this position is ability to do the work of a Cook without close supervision or review.

JOB ELEMENTS:  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:

1. Work Practices - Ability to do quantity food production using standardized recipes.

2. Knowledge of food handling and food storage control procedures.

3. Ability to use and maintain quantity cooking equipment, tools and utensils.

4. Ability to interpret instructions, reference materials and written guidelines relating to quantity cooking and serving.

5. Ability to organize work to sequence several steps and coordinate several tasks to meet time schedules.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


 

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15 to 44 lbs); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1/2 hour); Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

 


BENEFITS:

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

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.


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. 

Due to temporary nature of the position, no benefits are offered. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/FAQs/QA.aspx?fid=d5e0f29c-fcc1-4ee2-a9f1-67ef78c0dfe4&pid=7d7c7585-dee6-4689-ab76-d4b316b62bfb&result=1

 

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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·OF-306
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). (required). 

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 934754.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, August 06, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Yvette Komaragiri
Phone: (915)564-7963
Email: YVETTE.KOMARAGIRI@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA El Paso HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
5001 N Piedras
El Paso, TX
79930
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

FI-13-YKo-934754

Control Number:

348571300