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SUPPORT SERVICE WORKER - Dietary (Part-time)

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Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Quincy, IL, US, 62301-1355

Job Requisition ID:  19365

Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs 
Date Posted: 09/22/2022

Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022 
Salary:  Up to $3,105.00 per month based on hours worked ($17.91 per hour)  
Job Type:  Salaried Part Time  
County:  Adams  
Number of Vacancies:  4  
Department:  Dietary

Hours:  5am-1pm; 11:30am-7:30pm; 24 hours/week

Plan/BU:  RC009  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors. 

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number:  19365              

Job Responsibilities


1. Performs routine tasks in the kitchen, dining room, or other dietary areas

  • Assists in preparing foods for cooking and in cooking operations
  • Prepares fresh vegetables, reconstitutes milk, grinds meat, cleans fruit, poultry, and other foods for cooking
  • Makes coffee, salads, and sandwiches
  • Operates griddle to prepare fried eggs, French toast, or pancakes
  • Dates, labels, and stores food supplies in pantry, walk-ins, and freezers
  • Measures food stuffs, following charts, schedules, and recipes


2.  Performs routine food distribution and cleanup duties

  • Sets up food line and maintains food supply during serving
  • Scrapes dishes, loads, and unloads dishwasher
  • Washes dishes, trays, pots, pans, utensils, glasses, and other dining ware
  • Washes and sanitizes pots and pans used in food preparation and service
  • Empties and puts away steam table pans from cabinets
  • De-limes dish and utensil machines and checks dishwashing machines for proper temperature during operation
  • Cleans and sanitizes food delivery carts and organizes carts for next meal
  • Pushes food cart from central dietary area to the living units or recipient dining areas
  • Serves or dishes prepared foods onto plates or trays
  • Maintains portion and temperature control and complies with prescription formulas, nutritional, or modified diet prescriptions
  • Cuts cake, pies, and butter
  • Fills condiment containers
  • Makes, pours and serves beverages

Job Description (Continued)


3. Takes inventory and keeps daily records of nourishments, leftovers, refrigerator, and freezer temperatures

  • Checks groceries and food receipts according to requisition lists and menus
  • Tallies items received
  • Stores and rotates food properly
  • Marks menus for food carts and cook's sheets


4.  Cleans and maintains sanitary standards of kitchen, washing, scrubbing, mopping, dusting, polishing, or waxing floors, windows, woodwork, furniture, appliances, fixtures and equipment

  • Operates and maintains cleaning equipment within the kitchen area
  • Cleans soiled laundry in facility washer and dryer, folds and places clean laundry in proper storage cabinets
  • Reports equipment malfunction or failure and safety and health hazards to supervisor


5.  Assists in preparing Ala Cart menu items, room trays (early or late), sack lunches for outings or medical appointments as needed


6.  Rotation for familiarity and knowledge to be proficient in all areas of the Dietary Department


7.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications


Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of High School supplemented by six months experience in the dietary department

Conditions of Employment


1. Must pass a background check

2. Must complete a drug screen and pre-employment physical

3. Must meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance

4. Able to stand for the duration of the shift, aside from official breaks and lunch periods

5. Able to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds

6. Able to work with various types of cleaning equipment and a variety of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and solutions

7. Completion of an Illinois Department of Public Health approved food handling training program and obtain an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Food Handlers Certification within 30 days of employment

8. Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime


Work Hours:  (2) 5am-1pm; (2) 11:30am-7:30pm  
Work Location: 1707 N 12th St Quincy, IL 62301-1355  
Agency Contact:

Amanda Marlow, HR Specialist


Phone #:217-640-2480

Job Function:  Facility/Fleet Management  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).




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At The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we are mission-focused on efforts to empower veterans and their families to thrive in the State of Illinois.  We do this by assisting veterans in navigating the system of federal, state, and local resources and benefits; providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes and partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. 


IDVA genuinely values and celebrates the differences amongst our veterans, and the agency is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where our veteran residents know that they are appreciated, respected, and valued.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we will continue to establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.


A career with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for individuals. Working together, we create partnerships and experiences that engage and inspire our fellow co-workers and the veterans that we serve every day.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.