Food Service Worker On Call Spokane S1145 - #242682

State of Washington

Date: 05/04/2021 22:30 PM

City: Olympia, Washington

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day



The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recruitment for an on-call Food Service Worker position at our Spokane Veterans Home (SVH). Join the mission driven team at SVH and serve our veterans as an on-call Food Service Worker. 


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.


For more information, visit our website at


Some of what you will be doing: 

Serving Those Who Served, this position as an on call Food Service Worker under the supervision of the Food Service Supervisor 1, distributes food in a safe and sanitary manner to ensure the nutritional needs of the residents at the Spokane Veterans Home.  In accordance with current standards of practice, the FSW ensures sanitary procedures and cleaning duties are followed, and ensures that the veterans are treated with dignity and respect. 

Key Responsibilities:

Setting up Suzy Q carts with utensils, napkins, condiments, supplements, desserts, drinks and food.


Serving residents in the dining room(s) with drink and food orders and any other needs of the residents.


Follows prescribed diets on the tray tickets and in the dining room(s). Ensures food preferences are followed.  


Bussing tables, sanitizing tables, cleaning dishes, wiping off carts, tables, and equipment. Stocking of the kitchenettes.


General cleaning and sanitation of work areas.

Required Qualifications: 

Must have a current Washington State Food Handler's Card.


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of safe food handling practices and sanitation standards, good personal hygiene, safety precautions, care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment.



Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  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.


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, education and current salary.

  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

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.


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