Title:  VVH Food Service Worker

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2024
Req ID:  49136
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $15.18


The Nutritional Services Division at the Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH( is currently seeking a full-time Food Service Worker.  The duties will include food preparation, set up and break down of dining areas, delivery of food to the units, operation of food line, stocking supplies, washing dishes and pots/pans, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen area.


The hours for this position are 11am to 7:30pm and will include working weekends and holidays.


The Vermont Veterans' Home is an experienced residential and healthcare campus for Veterans. The staff of the Vermont Veterans' Home work as a team to fulfill America's promise to care for our country's Veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents. To truly fulfill the promise, we offer clinical care and a wide range of services that are recognized as Best in Class for their effectiveness in patient-centered care. Together we strive to create an environment that provides our residents with the dignity and respect that they so rightfully deserve.


For more information about the Vermont Veterans' Home, please visit this site.


As of July 14, 2024, the step 1 rate for pay grade 13 will be $15.86 per hour. The hourly rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Who May Apply

This position, Veterans' Home Food Service Worker (#49136), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Paul Yerke at paul.yerke@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Any person who has had a charge of abuse, neglect or exploitation substantiated against him or her OR who has been convicted of an offense for actions related to bodily injury, theft or misuse of funds or property is not eligible under the Vermont Veterans’ Home licensing requirements. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including Vermont and national criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks where applicable.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in an institution kitchen during an assigned shift. Incumbents may deliver food carts to various dining areas. Hazards include work with utensils and equipment typically found in a commercial kitchen environment, which include but not limited to, electrical and gas-fueled equipment, ovens, and chemicals used in cleaning. Frequent exposure to hot food items, serving trays, and heated equipment; sharp knives and slicers; cold from walk-in refrigerators and freezers and confining work areas. Duties require and exposure to high heat and humidity.

Direct interaction with residents is extensive, leading to potential exposure to infectious disease or physical injury.

Minimum Qualifications

No specific education or experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in an institutional or commercial kitchen or completion of a high school level culinary arts career preparation program.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden. 

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