Food Service Worker Vacancy USA Dernall

Food Service Worker


Military Treatment Facilities under DHA


Food Service Worker


As a strategic partner, the Defense Health Agency provides combat support to the Joint Force and serves as an integrated health care system for the whole Department of Defense. The Agency improves health and builds readiness by providing medical, dental, and pharmacy programs to over 9.6 million uniformed service members, retirees, and their families worldwide through a strong healthcare delivery system and a committed team of motivated professionals.




Fort Cavazos, TX 76544

About the Position: 

This position is located at Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Cavazos, TX. Food Service Worker


Military Treatment Facilities under DHA

This job is open to:The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


  • Arrange and restock hot and cold food on food service and steam tables.
  • When the diet card just specifies the type of diet that is required, like a liquid diet or a diabetic diet, choose what foods to serve for the most popular diets.
  • By weighing, measuring, and assembling items in accordance with established recipes, help cooks in the food preparation area.
  • After usage, disassemble, clean, and reinstall the dishwashing machine.
  • Prepare a range of cold sandwiches with premade components, fruit and vegetable salads, and pack-n-go lunches.
  • Keep the office, restrooms, corridors, dining and storage spaces, and cooking equipment clean.


Workplace Conditions

Upon completion of a background investigation, the appointment may be contingent upon a suitability or fitness finding. It’s necessary to conduct a personnel security investigation.

Because the job involves regular engagement with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18), there are particular criteria for the initial background investigation and frequent re-verification.

Unless they can produce a valid exemption, selected individuals will need to sign a statement (the Condition of Employment) agreeing to seasonal influenza vaccinations

You must have a pre-placement medical exam.

Light to moderate lifting up to forty pounds can be necessary.

A vaccination history is necessary. All occupations involving direct patient contact require a current vaccination against hepatitis B.

Certain positions may need applicants to provide documentation of additional vaccinations.

• This job may include shift work (weekends, holidays, and/or evenings).

• Rotating shifts—a work plan that necessitates individuals to continuously switch between shifts at predefined intervals—may be required for this position.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Qualifications: US Citizens are eligible to apply.

Both paid and unpaid experience are included in the term “experience,” which also includes volunteer work completed through national service initiatives (such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other groups (such as professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, or social). All of your acceptable experience—including volunteer work—will be recognized.

No minimum amount of training or experience is necessary. But, you must be able to prove in your written application materials that you have the necessary experience, knowledge, and skills to carry out the duties of this post satisfactorily under standard supervision.

Requirements Minimum (Screen Out Part): the capacity to perform food service worker duties without the need for greater supervision than is necessary.I can also replenish supplies during sales. I am closely supervised by a journey-level employee or work leader who keeps an eye on me while I’m working and after I finish a task to make sure it was done correctly. – An ineligible rating will occur if this Screen out Element is not met.

  • Capacity to Perform Job Duties Under Normal Supervision; • Capacity to Interpret Requirements, Guidelines, Etc. (Apart From Reading Blueprints)
  • Workplace behaviors (such as keeping things tidy, clean, and organized) • Technical practices (such as theoretical, precise, and artistic) • Dexterity and safety • Material knowledge
  • Physical exertion: Work requires a moderate to high level of physical exertion. frequently lifts or moves goods weighing up to forty pounds, such as serving or cleaning tables by lifting individual dishes or trays, or moving clean dishes or trays. is standing and moving continuously, bending, pushing, pulling, and stooping frequently. Cleans, scrubs, and mops work surfaces, dishes, pots, and pans; pushes heavy carts; unloads trucks; stores and replenishes supplies; and performs other routine tasks. Using powerful cleaning tools and climbing ladders may also be necessary for the job.

Working Conditions:

Kitchens and dining rooms are where most work is done. Places are frequently noisy and too warm. When doing cleaning duties, the incumbent is exposed to water, filth, and grease in addition to the risk of injury from slick floors and used equipment. The incumbent is prone to temperature extremes, including hot kitchens and walk-in refrigerators. Wearing personal protection equipment is required whenever an employee is in potentially dangerous situations.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • To be eligible for Selective Service Registration, male candidates born after December 31, 1959, must fill out a Pre-Employment Certification Statement.
  • Documentation proving your U.S. citizenship will be needed.
  • A trial or probationary term of one year might be necessary.
  • Payment by direct deposit is necessary.
  • The Department of Defense’s referral system for displaced employees imposes constraints on selection.
  • This notice may result in the filling of multiple posts.
  • Salary includes any relevant local market supplement or locality pay.
  • Please refer to the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet for more details if you are interested in working as a reemployed annuitant after retiring from federal service.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
  • Because it is determined that a PCS move is not in the best interests of the government, payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) fees is not approved.
  • The location is marked as Critical for Inclement Weather. When bad weather strikes, the incumbent is required to try their hardest to report for work on time and/or stay on duty.
  • There is an emergency essential designation for this role. It could be necessary for you to have the full course of anthrax vaccinations, including yearly booster shots, in order to be employed. Add any more vaccinations that would be necessary for this job or a position you might fill in case of an emergency. If you don’t get your vaccinations, you could lose your job or be kicked out of the federal government In times of rising tension or mobilization, position is thought to be crucial to supporting the DoD’s wartime mission and mobilization.
  • The position is deemed emergency important due to two reasons: (1) There isn’t a competent substitute available right now; and (2) Leaving it empty will negatively affect deployed forces’ ability to carry out their combat mission and the efficient operation of critical military support systems. For the benefit of the Federal Service’s efficiency, leaving your job could lead to separation (FPM Ch. 752, Title 5 USC, Ch. 752).
  • Key is the designation for this position. In the event of a national emergency or war, a position based in the Continental US (CONUS) cannot be filled without substantially harming the mission.
  • The role is classified as Mission Critical. The employee will have to show up for work in the event of a natural disaster, emergency operations.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Following the announcement’s closing, your application package—which includes your résumé, supporting documents, and questionnaire responses—will be examined to see if you satisfy the announcement’s qualification standards. If you meet the minimal qualifications, your degree of experience will be ascertained by comparing your answers to the assessment questionnaire with your resume and supporting materials.

You risk not being considered for this position if it is determined after looking over your resume and/or supporting materials that you have exaggerated your education and/or work history. When applying, please carefully read all instructions as errors or omissions may influence your eligibility.

Any pertinent incentive awards and performance reviews should be included on your resume since they might be taken into account during the hiring process. Should you be chosen, you might have to submit supporting evidence.

Basis for Rating:

Three quality categories—Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified—will be applied to eligible candidates. Within each quality category, veterans who qualify for preference are listed first, followed by those who do not.

  • Most Competent. Candidates in this category go above and beyond the minimal requirements for the posted position with their extraordinary abilities and expertise.
  • Extremely competent. Applicants in this category meet the minimal requirements for the posted position in addition to having strong abilities and experience.
  • Capable. Candidates in this category fit the job description’s minimal experience requirements.

You may claim Military Spouse preference.

The Priority Placement Program (PPP) preference is yours to assert.

Assistance Program for Interagency Career Transition (ICTAP). You may be given preference in the selection process for this post if you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has informed you in writing that you are a displaced employee qualified for ICTAP consideration. (1) Fulfill the requirements for ICTAP eligibility in order to be given selection preference. (2) receive a high qualification rating for the role; and (3) provide the necessary records to substantiate your ICTAP eligibility. Candidates must meet all positional qualifications and score of 90 or higher in order to be deemed well-qualified and given selection priority. The Career Transition Resources page at OPM has more details about the program.

Required Documents

Essential Records

The paperwork you need to submit varies depending on whether you qualify for federal employment preference. The Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements contains a detailed explanation of preference categories and the necessary paperwork that goes along with them.

As previously said, your complete application consists of your resume, your answers to the online survey, and the supporting documentation that attests to your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:

  • You may send your resume in whatever format as long as it demonstrates the specific experience that this announcement describes.
  • Your resume will not be used to determine your eligibility or qualification, and you might not be given consideration for this position, if it contains a photo or other improper material or content.
  • The hours worked each week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present) must be included on your résumé in order for eligibility to be determined. Your application can be flagged as incomplete and you might not be given consideration for the job if your resume is missing this information.
  • See What to put in your resume for further details.
  • Additional corroborating records:
  • Cover letter, if desired
  • Latest Performance Appraisal, if applicable

NOTE: The Human Resources Office may not be the only recipient of materials provided as part of the application package, including supplemental documents. Certain additional documents, including marriage licenses and military orders, could include personal data belonging to someone else. Before submitting your application, you can sanitize these papers to remove personal information belonging to another person. If you are chosen, you could be required to submit an unclean copy of the paperwork to verify your eligibility.

How to Apply

  • You must submit the required documents listed in the Required Documents section below together with the online questionnaire in order to apply for this position.
  • To be considered, the entire application packet must be sent by February 12, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EST).
  • Click Apply to open the online application and get started. To apply, you must be connected into your USAJOBS account. You must first register a USA JOBS account if you don’t already have one.
  • Select your résumé and/or any additional supporting documents to attach to your application package by following the prompts. Before submitting your application, you’ll have the chance to upload other files to include in it. It can take several hours for the malware check procedure to finish on your submitted documents.
  • Fill out the Include Personal Information area as required after confirming that you have reviewed your application package, then click to proceed with the application process.
  • An online application will be displayed to you, which you must fill out in order to apply for the job. Fill up the online application, make sure your application package has all the necessary paperwork, and submit it. Your application will be considered incomplete if you do not choose your resume and/or additional documents again from your USAJOBS account.
  • It is your duty to confirm that your application package—which includes your résumé, any supporting materials, and your answers to the questionnaire—is accurate, full, and received before the deadline. The malware scan of uploaded documents could take up to an hour to complete.
  • The USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center has more details on how to finish the online application process and submit your online application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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