CYP Food Service Worker

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 28, 2019
Function
Food Service, Server
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality early care and youth services in center-based (birth - five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). CYP Food Service Workers support the CYP food service team to ensure nutritious and healthy meals and snacks for children/youth. They assist with food preparation, transport food to classrooms, and perform other kitchen duties. Learn more about us at: https://www.navycyp.org.
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Responsibilities

The CYP Food Service Worker performs various tasks or a sequence of tasks in food service preparation. Tasks consist of several steps that require attention to work operations and follow and established sequence of work. These tasks, which are summarized into categories related to food preparation and service, kitchen maintenance, and food storage, are summarized below.

Food Preparation and Service

Assist in food preparation with tasks such as peeling potatoes; cutting, sorting and washing vegetables and fruits; assembling sandwiches; and measuring and weighing ingredients.

Stocks food service carts with appropriate utensils, plates, bowls, food and beverages, as required for family style dining in the classrooms or activity areas.

Wraps, arranges, and/or packages items for serving to children and youth.

Transports food from kitchen area to classrooms or activity areas.

Returns carts, dishes, and leftover food to the kitchen and disposes of all food waste and trash.

Kitchen Maintenance

Pre-rinses and washes pots, pans, dishes, glasses and silverware in either a mechanical dishwasher or manually according to sanitation regulations.

Cleans serving carts, food preparation areas, cupboards, drawers, and dishwashing areas.

Sets up and operates a mechanical dishwasher.

Removes inspection doors, strainer pans, screens, and spray arms for preventative maintenance and cleaning.

Scrapes, soaks, scour, and scrubs the heavier cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots which, because of their large size and weight, are awkward to handle.

Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks through the food service and related areas, such as cleaning ceilings; cleaning exhaust hoods; cleaning spaces under and behind kitchen equipment, including moving he equipment; washing floors and walls with powered cleaning equipment; cleaning walk-in refrigerators and freezers; and sanitizing garbage room.

Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner, adhering to NAVMED P5010 and all local policies and procedures.

Operates, breaks down and cleans all electrical equipment assigned to the area for food preparation.

Stores sanitized dishes and silverware.

Food Storage

Labels and dates all items in refrigerators and freezers and stores leftovers in accordance with sanitation and health standards.

Stores canned, boxed, and/or frozen items in food storage area.

Unloads food and supplies from delivery trucks.

Moves heavy garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area.

Additional Responsibilities

Responsible for complying with security, fire and sanitation rules, policies, procedures, and regulations.

Ensures compliance with U.S. Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and all pertaining standards, policies, and regulations.

Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Qualifications

Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possesses the following:

Knowledge and understanding of food handling techniques, personal hygiene standards, and safe work procedures.

Knowledge of techniques for measuring ingredients and basic understanding of recipe construction.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic in order to count the number of table sand serving bowls required to determine the number of servings a container will yield.

Working knowledge of diet principles.

Working knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures to prevent contamination, such as the need to clean equipment previously used for raw food before further use and the need to use a chemical sanitizer or maintain proper water temperature when cleaning dishes.

Skill to perform tasks involving several procedures.

Skill to overcome practical production problems, evaluate final food products, and initiate corrective action when an item does not meet established quality standards.

Skill to develop standardized recipes for quantity cooking; able to expand and modify recipes according to the capacity of the equipment in the kitchen as well and in response to adjustments in the number of servings required.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skill.

Education

Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.

Pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, be free of all communicable diseases, and obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.

Must obtain and maintain a valid food handler's card.

Ability to sustain considerable walking, standing, bending and stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Pass all applicable records and background checks.

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the DON Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • OF 306 : U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
  • A résumé
  • Proof of Education: Provide copies of the following: high school diploma or equivalent.

Note: When submitting transcripts for a conferred/awarded 2-year degree or higher, proof of a high school diploma or equivalent is not required.

Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

Employment Preferences

The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor's new permanent duty station. Preference is applicable for NAF positions at the NF-3 level and below. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and marriage certificate at the time of application.

Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant's ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.

Involuntarily Separated (IVS)

An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application.

This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.

Veterans Preference (VP)

Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214 .
  • Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here .


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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