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Food Service Worker On-Call

at State of Washington

Pay: up to $17.94/hour
$17.94 - $
Posted: 11/22/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 2371082
Keywords: food service, food

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Cultivate your culinary career and use your culinary skills to serve America's heroes! The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recruitment for an on-call Food Service Worker. This job is located in Orting, WA (Near Puyallup).

This position is on-call.

This recruitment will be used to filled multiple vacancies.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
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Some of what you will be doing:
This position, under the supervision of the Cook 2 and the Food Service Manager, assists with preparing and serving meals to the residents of the Washington Soldiers Home. 

Key Responsibilities:
Assist with preparation and service of food to the population of the Washington Soldiers Home.  

Assist with the sanitation and safety responsibilities associated with the meal service and production process. 

Set up and maintain the cafeteria for meal service to residents and guests. 

Checking freight in according to order guides. 


Required Qualifications:

Current Washington State Food Handler's Card.

Report to work on a regular and timely basis.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of safe food handling practices and sanitation standards, good personal hygiene, safety precautions, care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment.

Twelve (12) months experience in a food service setting. 

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  A criminal background check is required every two years.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test annually.
Application process: 
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
Applications submitted will contain the following: 
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
3. A list of references from at least two current or former supervisors and one professional reference.  A minimum of three references is required.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.