Motor Vehicle Operator (Food Service Worker)
The position is located in the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (FVAMC) in the Nutrition and Food Services. The primary duties of this position includes driving a box truck/cargo van to and from Fayetteville VA Community Living Center's cottages making daily deliveries, 3-4 times per day, issuing food, nutritional supplements, supplies to support food service operations to Veterans and picking up needed supplies from vendors.
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Possess a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle such as a box truck or cargo van (sprinter) with a gross weight of up to 26,000 pounds and operate a gate lift in order to carry out duties and functions for Nutrition and Food Services.
Operates vehicle over Federal, state, and county roads and city streets in all traffic conditions to drive and pick up items overlooked or missing from vendor deliveries; and is required to load and unload vehicle.
Transports food service supplies, meal trays ana other items essential to the services.
Loads and unloads food trucks, assuring that cargo is protected from the weather and secured to prevent falling.
Responsible for aspects of the vehicle to include maintenance and driving.
Responsible for coordination with motor pool for maintenance and repairs; for keeping vehicle's interior and exterior clean; for all record keeping of fuel, mileage, and reports to the GSA Motor Pool; and the accuracy of the monthly GSA billing; which includes reviewing the monthly gas bill to ensure it is accurate and notifying the motor pool for any discrepancies in the
Collects and files all completed motor vehicle trip tickets.
Promote positive customer service by providing supplies in a timely manner to meet Veteran scheduling, programming and dining needs.
Receiving and check in deliveries from supply warehouse,prime vendor, bakery, dairy, and produce contracts.
Assembles, weighs and/ or measures ingredients for issuance from bulk stock, and processes storeroom requisitions for
Veterans programs and transport supplies
Performs quality control by making final check of diet trays, may assist with delivery/pick-up trays, set-up tray line, organize, clean and sanitize assigned station on tray assembly or buffet lines to include equipment and surrounding area, and/or performs duties in dish room; checks telephone messages and assist in the main kitchen and cottages as directed by higher graded employee and/or food service supervisor.
Prepares diet activity list, slips for outpatient, tray tickets and patient select menus; may assist Veterans with filling out their select menus, counts tallies for the cooks; runs nourishment labels; check diet changes for early and late trays.
Takes inventory of nourishment in order to replace expired bulk items
Sunday to Saturday hours varies between 6am and 7:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#:
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
Motor Vehicle Operators
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must have a valid state driver's license
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/31/2018.
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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
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:
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
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.
: 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.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
works in all weather conditions. The duties performed by incumbent consists of moderate to heavy physical effort in climbing in or on vehicles; trailers, cars, or vans, to unload or tie down material and quipment; may include pushing and pulling carts, and wheel chairs, lifting equipment, supplies, etc. Incumbent must be physically sound and have good coordination of eyes, hands, feet, and vision and depth perception. Incumbent must be mentally alert to traffic hazards and dangers of the highways. Incumbent is subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Incumbent is required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large-size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts (including the Advanced Meal Delivery system (AMOS) food cart) and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. Incumbent is required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. Incumbent is 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 Incumbent is required to push AMOS food cart which weighs approximately 500 pounds, and will require 12-pounds of force to initiate movement and also 7 pounds of constant force to keep the food cart rolling .
Working Conditions:Incumbent operates vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent): exposed to the dang'er of serious accidents, heavy traffic, and highway speeds over complicated road and Interchange systems. Incumbent may be exposed to dirt and fumes and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle. Incumbent performs other related duties as assigned, which may include snow and ice removal during extreme circumstances or emergency situations. Incumbent will also work in an office setting while maintaining vehicle log and maintenance information. The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often causes uncomfortable high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Incumbent is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. Incumbent may walk from main hospital to cottages in ra in, snow, ice and other weather conditions.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
(ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan
(CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at ****Placement Policy:
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
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Financial disclosure not required.
For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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 make sure you have included other 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 claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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.
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To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/31/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click ****To begin, click Apply Online
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Fayetteville NC VA Medical Center
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/31/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$16.86 to $19.72 per hour