Food Service Worker

Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Food Service, Server
Full Time


The primary purpose for the establishment of this job is to perform all or a variety of Food Service work and cashier duties. This position is located at CMWR/Co-Op Association on Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.
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1. Food Service Duties

Sets up and replenish caferia line, steam table, and food service counters with hot and cold food. Serves food cafeteria style; prepares self service stations by setting up condiments, silverware, and glassware. Sets up dining room tables for service. Prepares fruits and vegetables for cooking and serving by cleaning, peeling, cutting, scraping, chopping, and dicing. Operates in accordance with safety regulations, powered and mechanical kitchen equipment to include potato peelers, slicers, mixers, grinders, scales and measuring devices. Unload supply trucks and place supplies in proper storage area and brings supplies to work areas as requried (45%).

Washes, dishes pots and pans, either manually or by mechanical dishwasher. Sets up, operates, disassembles, cleans, and reassembles dishwashing machine after each use. Removes inspector doors, strainer pans, screens, and spray arms for preventive maintanance and cleaning. Removes used utensils and dishes from dining areas to dishwashing area. Cleans kitchen equipment, dinig room tables, and chairs. Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, and buff floors. Cleans walls and windows in kitchen, dining area, storage areas, offices, and hallways. Peforms heavy duty cleaning tasks to include ceilings, exhaust hoods, space behind equipment, floors, walls refrigerators and freezers. Maintains garbage collection areas. Cleans and sanitizes garbage and trash containers. Removes heavy garbage from work area. Vacuums carpets and drapes using a mechanical vacuum cleaner. (45%).

2, Cashier Duties

Performs headcount and cashier duties as required. Operates cash register which records headcount figures, prices for each menu item sold, and cash collected. Collects money and makes change. Counts cash collected to ensure agreement with cash register record. Checks identification to ensure only authroized personnel enter the dining facility. Maintains and prepares appropriate headcount sheets and other forms as required. (10%).

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Requires continuous standing, walking, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending



Employee must possess skill to perform tasks which involve several steps or use judgment in sequencing tasks. Uses judgment to serve uniform individual portions and must be able to concentrate to avoid distractions when several people require service at the same time. Require skill to perform simple arithmetic. Ability to operate cash register and make change. Must be knowledgeable of basic sanitation standards and procedures to prevent contamiantion of food and supplies.


Receives assignments from supervisor or work leader. Required to work in accordance with scheduled steps to accomplish all task assigned. Ability to follow specific oral or written instructions when new or variations in assignments occur. Uses instructions when new or variations in assignment occur. Uses judgment to ensure that standards of sanitation, attractiveness, timeliness, courtesy, etc, are met. Uses judgment to ensure that equipment is operated IAW safety guidelines. The supervisor and work leader observes work in progress and checks for timeliness of completion and adherence to instructions.


The employee exerts moderate physical effort when lifting or moving objects weighing up to 40 pounds. The work requires pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. Use powered cleaning equipment.

Requires continuous standing, walking, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending.


Works in a kitchen environment with constant exposure to steam and heat from cooking and the dishwasher. Environment often uncomfortably hot, noisy and humid. Danger of slipping on freshly mopped floors or on floors where food has been spilled. Danger of cuts or serious burns due to exposure to hot liquids, sharp blades, and hot surfaces. Exposed to constant temperature changes when going from kitchen to refrigerators and freezers. Work area has adequate lighting.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities 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

Drug test required

Required Documents

USAJobs Resume

Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

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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