Child and Youth Program Cook

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
Posted
Sep 18, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Cook position is to perform a variety of food preparation and food service tasks for the CYP. This position is located in a child Development Center (CDC) but may assist with food preparation for the School Age Care (SAC) Program. ***LOCATED AT LC ANNEX***
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Responsibilities

The CYP Cook 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

Prepares all types of meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit sauces, and gravies for menus. Prepare, cook, season, and portion food for all meals by following standardized recipes at different levels of difficulty and plan, regulate, and schedule cooking procedures so that numerous completed food products are ready at the appropriate temperature ant time. They plan and prepare or coordinate the preparation of an entire meal. Prepare menu items using special or difficult recipes that require numerous interrelated steps, many ingredients, lengthy preparation time. They prepare a variety of menu items using several different and complex methods of preparation such as cool or chill. Designs, implements and maintains specialized and general office Monitor temperatures and steam pressures, evaluate the condition of food being cooked at frequent intervals, and turn and baste meat to add flavor and to prevent uneven cooking and drying out. Modify recipes for ingredient quantities, the number of servings, and the size of the equipment available.

Kitchen Maintenance

May perform the following: cleaning serving carts, food preparation areas, cupboards, drawers, and dishwashing areas; set up and operate a mechanical dishwasher; scrapes, soaks, scours, and scrubs the heavier cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots; performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas, such as cleaning ceilings; cleaning exhaust hoods; cleaning spaces under and behind kitchen equipment, including moving the 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.

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. May unload food and supplies from delivery trucks.

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
08

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD's Child and Youth Programs.


Qualifications

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Factor 1. Knowledge Required

Knowledge and understanding of food handling techniques, personal hygiene standards, and safe work procedures. Thorough knowledge of the full range of food preparation principles including the techniques and procedures necessary to develop new or revise current recipes and to prepare and cook food in large quantities. 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 to prepare and cook food in large quantities. 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. Skill to manage various cooking processes so that food items are served at their peak taste, texture, and appearance with minimum holding periods and so that safe and critical temperature and time control points are met. Ability to coordinate a full range of food preparation activities involving quantity food production where a number it items are cooked simultaneously and require varied cooking methods, timing requirements, many ingredients, and numerous interrelated steps. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skill.

Factor 2. Responsibility

Works under the direction of a supervisor who establishes written daily work assignments and who provides general instructions orally or in writing. They are responsible for analyzing and correcting production problems independently, and coordinating the cooking process for food items assigned directly to them. They may also be responsible for coordinating the cooking items prepared by other cooks at one or more work centers. Cooks at this level know the type and quantity of food to prepare from the cooks' worksheet or oral instructions. They determine when items are done and make changes or adjustments in recipes for the improvement of flavor, texture, and appearance. They calculate and determine portion servings from quantities of food issued such as roasts. They provide instruction to lower grade cooks in food preparation principles and techniques, and on sanitation and safety practices. Their work is subject to spot checks by the supervisor for conformance with quality food standards, timeliness, and adherence to established operating procedures including the proper use of commercial food service equipment.

Factor 3. Physical Effort

Performs work requiring continual standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds) unassisted, and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 18 kilograms (40 pounds) with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.

Factor 4. Working Conditions

The work is performed in kitchen area which well lighted but are often hot and noisy. The cooks are exposed to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. There is danger of slipping on wet floors that have been recently mopped or where food has been spilled. They are subject to possible cuts from knives and burns from steam, hot foods, stoves, hot grease, and water.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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. Must obtain and maintain a valid food handlers card. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD's Child and Youth Programs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 18 years of age. High School Diploma or equivalent.

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.

Education

High School Diploma or equivalent.

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@ nhr-ma.com 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. NOTE: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

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
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

USAJobs Resume

DD Form 2981. Statement of Admission. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2981.pdf

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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