Fort Eustis, Virginia
May 27, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Food Service, Cook
Full Time

Prepare entire meals/snacks which require coordinating the cooking of several items with different cooking times and techniques, planning the cooking process to produce meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) are served on time and at proper temperatures. Prepare and serve meals that meet USDA/CACFP food meal patterns and Air Force regulations. Also prepares specials foods in conjunction with special events. Perform a range of cooking tasks by preparing and cooking items that require following standardized recipes with fresh or canned food items. Prepare hot cereals, broiled meats, concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces, and gravies, co!d sandwich fillings, fish fillets and grilled or baked chicken, etc. Prepare and bake pizza with fresh ingredients. Prepare food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring or breading. Weighs, measures and assembling ingredients for standardized recipes. Portion foods for distribution during meal service IA W family style dining requirements and delivers to classrooms in a timely manner for established meal periods. Perfom1s yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standardized recipes. Follows food handler and Public Health requirements with regard to preparation, storing, cleaning, etc., to ensure a safe and healthy food operation and environment is maintained. Ensure all equipment, appliances, counters, sinks, floors, etc., are cleaned and sanitized appropriately. Clean inside and outside of cabinets, ovens, refrigerators, and other large appliances in accordance with established schedules using health/sanitation methods. Prepare all meals and snacks meeting Air Force, DOD, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements following Serv Safe requirements. Follow approved and posted USDA, DOD, and AF menus. In the absence of the Cook Supervisor, complete food purchasing form IA W USDA menus and submit to designee for ordering, ensuring it is submitted in a timely manner. Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks in accordance with Air Force and DoD policy, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation.
  • This position has been identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent of this position will be subject to and must consent to a pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • This position has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain, maintain, and provide evidence of current immunizations this includes annual influenza vaccinations and be free of all communicable diseases.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete assigned training, to include Food Handlers certification, within specified time from date hire or assignment to position.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 06/03/2022

  • Business Based Action
  • Military Spouse Preference
  • Outside Applicant Veteran
  • Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
  • Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience: Must be a high school graduate, or equivalent; and be able to provide proof (i.e., diploma or equivalent) for verification.
Must have one (1) year experience in and knowledge of food preparation principles and characteristics of food, and of planning processes to ensure entire meals are prepared and cooked on time. Must be able to perform yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standardized recipes. Must have knowledge of procedures to order, issue and store food. Experience and knowledge must have been gained in a grill, snack bar, restaurant, club or similar food activity. Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, read speak, and write English, successfully pass a pre-employment physical, maintain current immunizations and be physically and behaviorally capable of performing the duties of the job. Must be physically able to frequently lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds, and occasionally over 40 pounds. Must be able to continuously stand, walk, stoop, reach, push, pull, and bend for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate and/or complete Food Handler's Training. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does allow for education substitution in order to qualify.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

  • Child and Youth Services is offering a $500 Recruitment Bonus for this position in the form of two (2) - $250 Bonuses. This bonus will be paid in 2 installments - $250 after 60 days of successful employment and $250 after 120 days of successful employment in this position. The Recruitment Bonus applies to new hires only and the new hire must sign a 120 days (4 month) service agreement to be eligible.
  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. This includes providing any supporting documents needed for verification.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire or a dependent of a Service Member or DoD Civilian who is 17 years of age and pursuing a High School Diploma.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to read, speak, and write English.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD).
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.

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