Job Overview


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The Food Service Worker works under the general supervision of the Public Programs Services (PPS) Manager, Facility Services Division, Integrated Support Services, Library of Congress (LC), who provides policy guidance and direction appropriate to the work assigned. Incumbent provides food service work required by PPS for special events within the Library's public meeting facilities; official meetings, conferences, workshops, breakfasts, lunches, receptions and dinners, in support of LC, congressional and public use.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Duties of the position require the incumbent to lift items weighing up to 45 pounds on a recurring basis. A physical examination is required every two (2) years to perform the work of the position. After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of duties, the selectee MUST be physically qualified by the Library’s Health Office.

This position is located in the Public Programs Services, Facility Services, Integrated Support Services, Office of Support Operations.

The position description number for this position is 129514.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a FIXED work schedule beginning at 7:00am and ending at 3:30pm.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Under the supervision of the Public Program Services manager, provides food service, audio visual and event equipment for major special events such as exhibition openings; cultural ceremonies and celebrations; visits by outside groups, political officials, corporate and foundation presidents, museum directors, collectors, and other VIPs; conferences/and official luncheons, dinners and official receptions.

Assists in the development, formulation and justification of budget for food services supplies and equipment required to support the public facilities capabilities of the special events program by researching various options and recommending the appropriate food, decor, and similar event features that will produce the desired event results and identifies staffing needs to support these activities. Individual assists in initiation of all food service procedures necessary for events.

Prepares the physical facilities for meetings, receptions, and meals. Uses knowledge of various meeting room set-up types to properly prepare the facilities and to adapt standard set-ups to the needs of the event.

Assists in event set-up and all food services during events. Activities include coordination among various personnel, equipment, safety, and security considerations; evaluating events to determine effectiveness of various event work implemented and possible improvements. Takes part in planning space reconfigurations and/or structural modifications that may be required to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of food services for LC's special events program.

Involved in the set up and/or rearrangement of dining areas, outside plazas, assembly rooms, auditoriums, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc, for the many types of functions held in or sponsored by the Library requiring event services. This requires incumbent knowledge of the various configurations used in business and social functions, i.e., dinners, luncheons, seminars, training classes, concerts, meetings, etc. Involved in improvising with existing materials in order to complete the requisite arrangements.

Serves luncheons, dinners, receptions, or other affairs, working independently and adapting procedures as necessary, based on personal observations, or as requested. Works under pressure at formal events with many attendees.