Cook (CYS) NA-06

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Jul 26, 2019
Function
Food Service, Cook
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The IMCOM G-9 mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

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Applications will be referred weekly beginning Friday, July 19th at 3:00 PM.
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Responsibilities

  • In a Child and Youth Services (CYS) program serves as a Cook, in accordance with all applicable regulations and standards.
  • Applies knowledge and skill to assist in planning and implementing a comprehensive food service program that follows the policies and procedures of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Follows standard recipes and separate 4-6 seasonal cycle menus IAW USDA CACFP and Army policies (i.e... portion sizes, meal patterns, and "seconds" requirements). Prepares a variety of foods and desserts according to menu requirements.
  • Performs a variety of food preparation and cooking tasks such as cleaning, paring, peeling, slicing, dicing; grilling, frying, baking broiling, pouring liquids and mixing ingredients.
  • Prepares and cooks a variety of more complicated/time consuming foods such as meats poultry, seafood, vegetables, stews, casseroles, gravies, sauces, and baked goods following standard recipes.
  • Make a variety of sandwiches, salads and salad dressings. Adjusts recipes for larger or smaller quantities, and slices meat by hand and by mechanical means, to specific requirements. Prepares eggs in a variety of ways, French toast, and pancakes.
  • Follows health and safety precautions to ensure safe preparation and storage of food items, and monitors and maintains appropriate temperature of all food items throughout preparation and service.
  • Operates kitchen equipment designed to mix and cook food items. Uses, cleans and maintains power kitchen equipment, and keeps cooking utensils cleaned and ready for use. Scrubs and cleans heavier pot and pans.
  • Stacks and stores dishes. Keeps working area clean in accordance with standard sanitation requirements. Apportions food into serving containers, and determines proper amounts food to be delivered IAW portions size and "second helping" requirements.
  • Delivers/collects meals/snack carts from facility areas to kitchen as required and/or aids in food delivery to other facilities/sites without cooking capabilities.
  • Provides food delivery methods to support appropriate age-group eating style (ie... family style dining in CDCs, self-serve in SAS, etc...)
  • Meets with supervisor/staff to coordinate infant feeding plans and child/youth allergies/substitutions when required.
  • Provides suggestions to supervisor on recommended food/supply purchases/orders and recipes/menu. Works with Food and Nutrition Specialists to prepare menus and submit food orders and purchase requests.
  • Coordinates the loading/unloading of foods/supplies, and keeps all records on food used, portions prepared, meals served, and inventory.
  • Assist with "on the job training" of other kitchen staff members, and serves as consultant to youth cooking clubs/health and fitness programs as required, and follows risk management procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect. See additional information section - Note (2) for more information.
  • Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening. An annual health screening will be required throughout employment. All local background checks will be re-verified every 5 years.
  • Work involves continual standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending.
  • Must be able to lift or move objects up to 40 pounds unassisted, and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers or lifting devices.
  • Work is performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy.
  • Employee is exposed to steam, fumes, odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units. Must stand on tile floor, subject to burns, cuts, bruises, and slipping on wet floors.
  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 4 hours initial food sanitation and safety training is required within 30 days of employment and a minimum of 4 hours refresher training annually.
  • Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.


Qualifications

A minimum of 6 months of work experience directly related to the duties described above, that included skill in working with professional kitchen appliances (e.g., kitchen knives, mixers, blenders, ice machines, stoves etc...) and equipment (e.g., microwaves, toasters, etc...)

Be able to communicate (verbal and written) in English.

Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a routine basis.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Manual Application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 4:00PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.

Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click here to view kit or copy this URL: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/NAF_applicant_info_kit.pdf).

NOTE (1): Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check . Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

NOTE (2): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Conditions of Employment, Physical Requirements and Integrity Certification

** Qualified Preference-eligible candidates (e.g. Military Spouse Preference, Involuntarily Separated Military Preference) will be referred to management first.

If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to management.**

Lastly, if no selection was made off of the previous lists, management may make selections for candidates meeting the minimum qualifications only**

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433 - Application for Nonappropriated Fund Employment
  • Marriage Certificate (applicable only if PCS Orders does not list name of dependents)
  • ISMP Card for Involuntarily Separated Military Personnel
  • PCS Orders
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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