Food Service Worker

Federal Job Information

Closing Date: 7/2/2018

Department: Veterans Affairs

Pay Scale & Grade: WG 4

Job Location: Denver, CO

Salary: $16.27 to $18.96 per hour

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

Applications of eligible candidates will be referred as received beginning on January 19, 2018. Referrals will continue every two weeks until the vacancy is filled or when the announcement closes. All applications may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that time, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate continued interest.


The Food Service worker performs duties that require a broad knowledge of food service operations and advanced delivery system such as diet communication procedures, food and nourishment preparation, food and beverage serving, dry and refrigerated storage and sanitation.


Selects and places food items on patient trays and performs the final check of trays for accuracy and high quality appearance.

Prepares individual and bulk nourishment and special feedings for patients.

Labels and distributes individual nourishment and tube feedings to appropriate patients or nursing stations utilizing computer printouts.

Utilizes computer printouts (i.e. menus and production reports) to determine the number of servings when portioning salads, desserts and special items for the tray line.

Processes tray tickets and daily computer printouts, prints, organizes, and checks tray tickets for accuracy prior to each meal.

Processes and distributes calorie count data.

Maintain par levels of bulk nourishment and tube feeding by replacing expired and depleted products.

Reviews diet changes prior to service, making appropriate adjustments on individual patient trays.

Assist lower grade employees and provide training on technical work matters.

Travel Required


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This Job Post will close at 10:55am on Monday July 2nd, 2018