Cook - Department of Health And Human Services (Joppa)

  • Joppa, MD

Compensation

: $27,110.00 - $37,380.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Nonprofit



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  • Duties

    Summary

    The ideal candidate will have high school or equivalent level education and have experience with short-order, large quantity cooking, and serving of food. This position requires reading and comprehending recipes, knowledge of cooking quantities, and basic math skills (including calculations).

    In this rewarding position you will perform the following duties that include, but are not limited to:

    Responsibilities

    Preparing food to fulfill requirements for regular and special diets of the patients hospitalized in the Clinical Center. Using standardized recipes and production tallies to schedule and prepare foods for meals under the guidance of the kitchen supervisor. Performing a full range of simple cooking duties for items that require little or no processing such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers, and fresh, frozen or canned vegetables. Weighing, measuring, labeling and packaging ingredients for recipes. Preparing food for service at appropriate times, cooking products that meet standards for temperature, appearance, flavor and seasoning, and recording temperature of items to log. Operating a variety of kitchen equipment properly and safely; disassembling and assembling for cleaning. Conducting scheduled and random physical inventories by accurately counting and recording quantity of items on hand, using correct packing units. Transporting food and other nutritional related item to and from the loading dock to the Nutrition Services and within the Clinical Center.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

  • Job family (Series)

    Similar jobs

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date. Position is subject to a background investigation. If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination and provide evidence of immunization. Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service. This is an Emergency/Essential position. This position requires regular, weekends, rotational shifts, or holiday hours. Bargaining Unit Position. You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing up to 40 lbs; other workers assist in lifting and moving objects weighing more that 40lbs. Performs work requiring continual standing, walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, and bending. Conditions may at times, be noisy and include exposure to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes whenentering walk-in refrigerators and freezers and working directly in front of hot equipment. Subject to possible cuts from knives and burns from steam, hot steam, hot foods, stoves, hot grease and water.

    Qualifications

    Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position.The approved job elements for this occupation are listed as follows:

    1. Ability to do the work of Cook without more than normal supervision (Screen-out element).
    2. Knowledge of work practices, cleanliness, neatness, and sanitation.
    3. Ability to do quantity cooking following written instructions.
    4. Ability to use kitchen utensils and equipment.
    5. Knowledge of cooking ingredients.
    6. Knowledge of infection control and cleaning procedures for the preparation and storage of food items.
    7. Ability to work as a member of a team.

    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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    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an .

    If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination and provide evidence of immunization. This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered and 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing 40 lbs; other workers assist in lifting and moving objects weighing more that 40 lbs. Performs work requiring continual standing, walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, and bending. Conditions may at times, be noisy and include exposure to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators and freezers and working directly in front of hot equipment. Subject to possible cuts from knives and burns from steam, hot steam, hot foods, stoves, hot grease and water. This position requires weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours. If selected, you will be covered by the bargaining unit (union). We may make additional selections for similar positions across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared with other hiring agencies outside of HHS. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    To determine your qualifications and referral status, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Because your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and documentation you submit, please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by the information you provide in your application. Your qualifications and self-ratings may be verified at any time during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and any other means. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts on the assessment questionnaire or in any other materials you submit in support of your candidacy (including but not limited to the application), or in any oral statements you may make during the selection process shall be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.

    To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Trust determination process

    ,

  • Required Documents

    RESUME:

    Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the \"Qualifications\" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the . If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:

    Job title Name of employer Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format) Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience. Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable) Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position) If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

    For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: , , and the .

    Assessment Questionnaire:

    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

    Eligibility Documentation:

    To be considered eligible, you must submit the following documentation, if applicable to you AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire. If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility. - SF-50 - A copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your human resources office or, if you are an HHS employee, from your . If you separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via the . - Veteran Documentation for eligibility purposes only: (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.). Reference for required documentation if you are a 10-point preference eligible. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you have derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point preference eligibles, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the is submitted with your application package. - : Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed. Please note the Schedule A hiring authority neither guarantees employment, nor gives an individual preference in the hiring process. - Documentation to support any other noncompetitive or OPM interchange agreement eligibility. Reference the Eligibility section of the questionnaire for required documents and information. - Visit our sites on / for more information and required documentation. Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.
  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please read and follow all instructions in this announcement, complete the online application, and submit the documentation specified in the \"Required Documents\" section. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on 08/26/2019 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.

    2. Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package (see the \"Required Documents\" section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required). You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. You must submit your documents through the online application. Unfortunately, we cannot accept emailed or mailed documents. NOTE: that your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly to any Eligibility you wish to claim. NOTE: You will only be considered for those Eligibility questions (Status Applicant, Reinstatement, Schedule A, etc.) you respond in the affirmative to, including veterans' preference, regardless of what documentation you submit. We use these questions to assist in determining your eligibility for appointment, preference, and consideration. We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a question based on other information in your application package. We cannot accept responsibility for granting you eligibility for something you did not claim other than what you provided us in the questionnaire.

    4. Complete the assessment questionnaire. Applicants are asked all questions regardless of their consideration preferences. NOTE: We will only consider you for the grades, series, and specialties that you self-identify as being qualified for. We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a qualification question based on other information in your application package. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:

    5. Verify all required documentation is included in your application package, review your responses to the assessment questionnaire for accuracy, and then submit your application.
    In addition to the required documents, we encourage you to submit the following although they are not required at the time of application (these documents may be requested later in the process).

    - Cover letter - Copy of transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if selected. - Copy of current, valid, unrestricted professional license/registration (if applicable). To check your application status or to update your application, log into your account. Access the for guidance on navigating the system.


    We cannot assume responsibility or grant extensions for personal issues (e.g., power outage, loss of internet, not understanding a question) when applying to our announcements. For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at .

    If you need any other accommodation or assistance with applying please contact Brock Schimke at ...@mail.nih.gov. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made before the announcement closing date.



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    Agency contact information

    Brock Schimke Brock Schimke

    Phone

    Email

    Address

    National Institutes of Health
    2115 East Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20851
    US

    Next steps

    Once you submit your application package, you will receive an acknowledgement email. Your application will be assessed to determine your qualifications and eligibility for the position. After the assessment is complete, you will be notified of the status via email. In addition, you can track the progress of your application package through your .

    The selecting official, hiring manager, or someone acting on their behalf will review the applications of the referred candidates and determine who to interview. We may contact you for an interview or to provide additional information after a few days or up to several months from the closing date of the announcement. We may contact you through email or phone so please ensure you have provided us with your accurate and current contact information. To remain in consideration for this vacancy announcement, you must respond in a timely manner to our correspondence and requests for documentation or information throughout the selection and hiring process.

  • Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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