Langley AFB, Virginia
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Food Service, Cook
Full Time


About the position:
This is a Regular Full Time position and will be assigned to the Russ Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.

The purpose of this position is supervise employees who perform the cooking of a wide variety of menu items IA W posted USDA/CACFP and Air Force approved menus and following all food handling requirements. Position also performs same duties.
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  • 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 special 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, cold 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. Performs 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, refrigerator, 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 IAW 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.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and one every three years thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must maintain a record of current immunizations.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate and/or complete food handler's training.


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, 07/28/2021

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and 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 the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:
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.


This position requires completion of high school or equivalent.

Additional information

  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting document will be evaluated against the qualifications of the position.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination has been made that you have inflated your responses to meet the position's qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.,) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required documents may vary based on the eligibility you are claiming (i.e., applying as a Military Spouse Preference - MSP, applying as a veteran, applying as a current federal employees, applying as a displaced employee, etc.,). The below document(s) are required and MUST be submitted with your application by the closing date of this job announcement:

  • Resume

Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support identified the general or specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

Other accepted documents to support a qualification and/or claimed preference/priority eligibility may include:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Diploma/ GED
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • Other (1)
  • Other (2)
  • PCS Orders
  • Professional Certification
  • Proof of Marriage Status
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and supporting documents which prove your claimed eligibility. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package to include supplemental documents may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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