Food Service Worker

Langley AFB, Virginia
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Food Service, Server
Full Time


About the Position
This is a Regular Part Time position located at Youth Programs on Joint Base Langley-Eustis VA. Regular Part Time positions are guaranteed 20 hrs/week. This position may be subject to nights, days, holidays, weekends, and on-call work.
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  • Maintains kitchen and kitchen equipment in compliance with established health and sanitation regulations to include cleaning appliances, counters, sinks, walls and floors. Breaks down food service carts and disposes of waste and non-storable food items after each meal, or as needed during preparation. Washes dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, glasses and pans after each meal using both manual methods and an automatic dishwasher/sanitizer. Utilizes proper methods for refrigeration, freezing, defrosting and general storage of all food items. Cleaning inside/outside of cabinets, ovens, refrigerators and other large appliances according to established schedules and health/sanitation methods.
  • Provides assistance to the Cook and Cook Supervisor regarding food preparation by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring or breading; weighs, measures and assembles ingredients for regular and special dietary menu items. On a regular basis, prepares uncooked food items. Using correct measuring utensils and/or portion control scales, portions foods IAW USDA Food Program for distribution and meal service, and covers, dates and stores leftovers according to established procedures. Places cooked food in serving dishes and sets up food service trays, to include required service items, for delivery to rooms. Delivers and retrieves food for proper family-style dining service to each classroom, to include any special dietary requirements.
  • Ensures kitchens are adequately stocked and equipped with the necessary food and equipment. Informs supervisor if ingredients for menu items are not available to allow adequate time for items to be procured for use.
  • Prepares baby formula, in compliance with USDA food requirements for children ages 6 weeks to 11 months. Ensures correct proportions, as governed by the USDA food programs, are provided at the center(s) on a daily basis. Receives and inventory food deliveries. Ensures that all food is of top quality and freshness before receiving and/or preparation.
  • In the absence of the Cook, may perform a variety of cooking tasks with direct supervision and direction. Follows posted USDA approved menus. If changes are necessary, notifies supervisor prior to making the change. Follows standardized recipes in preparing meals for the CDC.
  • Ensures compliance with standards as set by the USDA Food Program, base Public Health, Safety and meets all DoD standards for Food Health & Safety.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • This position requires satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks in accordance with Air Force and DoD policy, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation.
  • This position has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain, maintain, and provide evidence of current immunizations this includes annual influenza vaccinations and be free of all communicable diseases.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete assigned training, to include Food Handlers certification, within specified time from date hire or assignment to position.
  • This position requires the incumbent to hold a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be at least 18 years of age.


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, 08/04/2021

  • Business Based Action
  • Military Spouse Preference
  • Outside Applicant Veteran
  • Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
  • Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below.

Qualification Requirements:
Must have experience in and knowledge of methods and procedures relating to food preparation, portioning and presentation gained in a grill, snack bar, restaurant, club or similar food activity. Skill in organizing work assignments in order to meet strict meal schedules. Must be able to read and understand menu cards and special dietary requirements. Experience in general sanitation principles to properly store food to safeguard against spoilage and waste. Must be able to read, speak and write English. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, work safely, and do simple arithmetic. Knowledge of operating and cleaning food service equipment, characteristics of various foods, and the ability to season food and decide when foods are done is required. Must be physically able to frequently lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be. able to continuously stand. walk, stoop, reach, push, pull and bend for long periods of time. Must be able to pass physical, obtain a Health Card, food Handler's Certificate, and/or complete food handler's training. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent. Successfully pass a pre-employment physical, maintain current immunizations and be physically and behaviorally capable of performing the duties of the job. Subject to satisfactory completion of the required security investigation(s).


Minimum Education Requirement: 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.

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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