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Veterans Affairs, Department of

Food Service Assistant 2 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-02194

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Food Service Assistant 2

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $12.19 per hour and is in pay schedule and range 03-09. Additional compensation earned for weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime, as well as an excellent benefits package. For current and eligible former State employees, compensation will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan. A twelve-month probationary period is required.
Billi Williams, Human Resources Specialist, 715-256-3558,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
This position will be announced until the needs of the Department are met. First review of applicant materials will take place on 09/11/2017.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin Veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVHK), is currently recruiting for four Food Service Assistant 2 positions. WVHK is a long-term-care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses. The WVHK is located on the picturesque shoreline of the Chain O' Lakes in-between Stevens Point and Appleton off of Highway 10.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.

Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please visit WiscJobsforVets. Current State of Wisconsin employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

The employment register created from this recruitment may be used to fill any Food Service Assistant 2 vacancies which occur in the next six months.

Position Summary:   

The Food Service Assistant 2 (FSA 2) performs the duties associated with a large and complex food service program. Duties include: portioning product, vegetable cleaning and preparation, tray line posts, bagging flatware, warewashing, making toast, cleaning and sanitation, dining rooms, pots and pans, delivery and pick-up, pouring coffee, slicing and buttering bread, assembling nourishments and snacks, and assisting and training new staff. May include working in dining rooms, nourishment or snack program.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of the positions, WDVA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to an offer of employment.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis (TB) test.

Incumbent must work varying hours and/or overtime shifts as required.

For general information about state employment and instructions for creating an account, refer to the following link: General Information About Positions in Wisconsin State Government.


Minimally qualified applicants will have experience in:

  • Production Assembly (e.g. set up a line; inspect for accuracy; properly store items, follow procedures; sort; assemble; operate equipment and machinery)

  • The ability to interpret and follow posted information (use appropriate procedures; interpret, comprehend and act upon written information)

  • The ability to work in conditions of position (perform work that is medium to heavy in nature, move carts weighing an average of 500 pounds up to 100 feet, move equipment and supplies up to 100 pounds with assistance and move equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds).

Well-qualified applicants will have experience in:

  • Food Service (e.g. portion and serve food; handle food safely; maintain sanitary work areas and equipment; perform food service tasks; knowledge of basic equipment/appliances)
  • Communicating with Co-Workers and Supervisors in a Team Environment (e.g. assist and train new staff, reporting to supervisor, and assist and communicate with co-workers)
  • Safety Controls (followed safety rules (proper lifting, careful use of equipment, cautious handling of potentially hazardous substances, etc.), knowledge of safe lifting and moving techniques)
  • Working in a long-term care facility or providing services to elderly or disabled persons (e.g. long term; geriatrics, etc.)

How To Apply:   

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, refer to the following link: How do I apply on-line and take an on-line assessment?

You will be required to provide applicant-related information, complete an online assessment and attach a resume to confirm you meet the requirements outlined in this announcement. Your resume will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Failure to complete all steps of the online process will result in an incomplete application, which will not be considered.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the assessment, contact Billi Williams at or 715-256-3558.

Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement into a position assigned to the schedule-range 03-09, should complete the online application and assessment process.


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