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Job Title: Cook
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Batavia, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/19/2018
Expire Date: 03/20/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Restaurant and Food Service, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Cook

This position serves as a Cook on Nutrition and Food Services, located at the VA Medical Center, Batavia, New York. This position is to perform the duties of a cook and provide relief for all positions assigned to food production. Your work requires applying knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and infection control guidelines to ensure compliance with all safety and health directives. Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assists with rotation of stock, checking dates on food products, and properly labeling and dating all food items;
  • Measures and documents food temperatures of prepared food items;
  • Cleans work areas, including refrigeration/freezer units, work tables/carts, cooking and food preparation equipment, shelving, etc;
  • Perform a variety of cleaning tasks including walls, floor and fans, operating the dish machine;
  • Operates, a variety of kitchen equipment and disassembles and assembles component parts and accessories for cleaning;
  • Utilizes material safety data sheets for information related to all chemicals;
  • Performs a full range is simple cooking tasks;
  • Prepares hot cereal, rice, vegetables, soups, gravies, pastas and products form concentrated or dehydrated state;
  • Prepares food by chopping, grinding, peeling, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing and blast chilling;
  • Ensures that food is loaded into serving carts and temperatures are monitored;
  • Utilizes the computer to print food production worksheets, daily nourishment and food preferences;
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

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:

  • Ability to do the work of a cook without more than normal supervision.
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Technical Practices
  • Work Practices

IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Work requires continuous standing, walking, and frequent stooping, reaching/reaching above shoulder, kneeling with assistance, pushing and bending. Carts pushed by employee may require up to 25 pounds of force to push. Employee frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and must be able to lift/carry over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers or lifting
devices. He/she must be able to push heavy pieces of equipment, such as loaded carts, over long distances (between buildings). He/she may also scour or scrub utensils, carts or other equipment, work on ladders while cleaning, and operate powered cleaning equipment. Employee works in areas of above normal temperatures and noise. The work area may be hazardous, due to potential for cuts using knives or sharp equipment, burns from ovens, and danger of falling on wet or slippery floors. Employee must follow care/operation instruction on equipment; observe safety precautions to avoid injury to self and co-workers; be careful in handling supplies and equipment to prevent loss or damage to government property. Employee is exposed to temperature extremes between the usual work area and walk-in refrigerators/freezers; is exposed to potential hazard of using cleaning chemical; may handle large and awkward equipment, utensils, or cartons. Protection from hazards include; freezer coats, gloves for freezer/refrigerators. Employee is exposed to hazards such as potential cuts, bruises, burns, or muscle strains. Training is provided on safe work habits and on correct operations of equipment. Work is subject to completion of assignments on time, without hindering the work of other employees.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

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:

  • Ability to do the work of a cook without more than normal supervision.
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
  • Technical Practices
  • Work Practices

IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV
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