United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Nutrition and Food Services

Opportunities for Employment in VA Nutritional and Food Service

We are always looking for qualified and motivated applicants to join our Nutrition and Food Service Team. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staffs and operates Medical Centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) throughout the United States, located in 22 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). Click on this web site to link to the Facilities Directory and browse VHA facilities in each state: VA Facilities Directory  

Some common positions titles available within VHA Nutrition and Food Service include:

  Cooks

  Food Service Workers

  Registered Dietitians

If you are interested in viewing existing vacancies within VHA Nutrition and Food Service departments, the USAJOBS website is an excellent resource. However, before you search this site, it is helpful to identify the job series numerical code you are interested in. Below we have listed the typical job series found within VHA Nutrition and Food Service. 

General Schedule (GS): The General Schedule is the basic classification system for professional and administrative/clerical occupations in the Federal Government. Registered Dietitian and Dietetic Technician positions fall under this Job Series - Occupational Group. 

   Administrative Dietitian - GS-630 Series
   Clinical Dietitian - GS-630 Series
   Dietetic Technician - GS-640 Series

Federal Wage System (FWS): The Federal Wage System is the basic classification system for trades and labor occupations in the Federal Government. Cook and Food Service Worker positions fall under this Job Series - Occupation Group. 

 Cook - WG-7404 Series
 Food Service Worker - WG- 7408 Series

Using the correct job series code will assist you in your search for open positions as outlined in USAJOBS. 

As you navigate through the USAJOBS website you will be able to link to other sites that will help to:

 - select the types of jobs you would like to apply

-  learn about the application process within the Federal Sector

-  learn about applying for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments