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Job opening: Food Service Worker

Salary: $22 - 25 per hour
City: Milwaukee
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 002) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).


This position is located in Nutrition and Food Service Division at the Milwaukee VA and is responsible for providing food service assistance. Food Service Workers at this level perform duties that require proficiency in special procedures and a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage serving. Employees perform a variety of duties related to inpatient nutrition services. The work involves final review of diet trays before delivery to patients; preparation and serving of specialized foods and beverages; limited food preparation to assist cooks, dishwashing and cleaning tasks. - Conduct final checks of diet trays to ensure correct food temperature and those selections/portions comply with remarks annotated on tray ticket or diet card. - Distribute menus and assist patients in completing their selections as well as accurately entering menu selections into the computer system and follow procedures to accurately record and complete calorie counts for patients as ordered. - Manage all functions pertaining to diet office communication center when assigned. - Uses computer to run diet activity list and tray tickets and prepare tray tickets and patient select menus for the tray line. - Run nourishment labels, check diet changes for early and late trays, prepare slips for outpatients, run back-up copies for tray tickets and nourishments, remove NPO's and assist in food preparation as needed. - Assemble, label, and arrange completed recipe items in preparation for use by cooks. - Assist higher graded cooks and/or independently prepares menu items that require little processing. - Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Work Schedule: 6-2:30 with every other weekend and off 1 day during the week (and every other weekend) Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99836S Physical Requirements: The incumbent is required to and must be physically able to perform work involving constant standing, walking, frequent bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. They must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be able to push heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing and delivering supplies and transport heavy objects and food service equipment. Working Conditions: There is a danger of slipping on wet floors where food or beverages have been dropped. The incumbent are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperatures. Depending upon the job assignment the work may require the use of protective clothing and gear such as masks, gowns, gloves, earplugs, goggles, beard snoods and freezer coats. Clothing and dress must meet sanitation and safety standards. The employees works with frequent interruptions and must maintain accuracy with little margin for error.


  • 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
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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 Job Elements:Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork Practices 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address Clement J Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center 5000 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53295 US
  • Name: Ronald Thurow
  • Phone: 414-712-8262
  • Email: [email protected]


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