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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Food Service Worker Leader in Marion, Indiana


The Food Service Wage Leader (WL-4) position is responsible for leading and directing Wage Grade personnel working in the food service and food production units. In this capacity employee encourages and coordinates employees to fully utilize their time and to complete their assigned tasks in a satisfactory manner. Work Leader must have a thorough understanding of the types of food served all diets including modified diets and combination of these diets.


Some of the duties of a WL- 4 include, but are not limited to: Responsible for training Food Service employees in the Food Service and Production Section. Trains lower grade employees and provides on-the-job training of new Food Service and Production employees as requested by the immediate supervisor. Trains lower grade employees in safe food handling practices, utilizing programs training programs approved by the FDA Food Code, i.e. ServSafe. Trains new employees in departmental standard operating procedures. Trains in continuing and new education in food safety, service techniques, customer service and Nutrition and Food Service policy. Performs duties of lower grade food service workers if staffing requires. Assists and participates in quality improvement projects assigned from the immediate supervisor. Communicates significant day-to-day events to the immediate supervisor and receives instructions should changes in established procedures and policies change. Ensures all areas of responsibility are clean and orderly and are left that way at the end of tour of duty. Follows up on sanitation inspection action items. Assures proper food handling techniques are used and good personal hygiene is used according to established policies and procedures. Collaborates with the Food Service Supervisors. Leads food production and delivery activities in the absence of a Supervisor or Food Production Manager. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Position Description Title: Food Service Leader / PD No.: 99918-A


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/25/2021. 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:

Attention to DetailFood ServicePlan and organize workWork with Others 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the duties of lower grade employees and positions associated with an understanding of the positions and duties associated with them. Establish and maintain a constructive employee/supervisor work relationship and be flexible in adapting to changes in day- to-day operations and assist other employees within these changes. Ability to handle unforeseen circumstances and make logical decisions when prioritizing to meet service operations. Working in extreme hot, cold, slippery, and noisy conditions while standing on concrete flooring for long periods of time, and constant walking.


Additional Information

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. 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 for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. 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: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. 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.