Cook (CYS) NA-08

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Function
Food Service, Cook
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Fort Meade, MD.

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Responsibilities

  • 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).
  • Reviews recipes, menus, and worksheets to determine ingredients needed to prepare various menu items for regular or modified diets for children with special needs (i.e., diabetes, allergies, or food sensitivities).
  • Accomplishes meal preparation duties using a variety of utensils and equipment, such as knives, mixers, steam kettles, ovens, grills, and other items powered by gas, electricity, or steam.
  • Prepares and cooks all types of meats, poultry, seafood, fresh and cooked salads and vegetables, grains, pasta, fruits, sauces, gravies, breads, and desserts.
  • Utilizes special and/or complex recipes and various cooking methods such as roasting, broiling, baking, frying, boiling, steaming, or saut?ing.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 18 years old or a 17 year old dependent of a Service member or Department of Defense Civilian Employee.
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/physical/background requirements for this position.
  • Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations in accordance with current Army and DoD policy including annual influenza vaccinations
  • A one year probationary period may be required (either initially or upon conversion, if applicable).
  • Successful completion of annual training requirements within the prescribed time frame and demonstrated on the job competence is required
  • May be subject to an irregular hours, evening and or weekends
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) Check.
  • Complete and signed DA 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
  • The ability to obtain (within first six months of employment) and maintain a Food Protection Manager Certification acquired through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited agency is required
  • May be exposed to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes when entering refrigeration or freezing units. There is danger of slipping possible cuts, or burns from steam, hot foods, stoves, and/or hot grease or water.
  • The work involves frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Required to frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Work also involves continuous standing and walking. Occasional lifting of over 50 pounds may be required with assistance of lifting devices or other workers.


Qualifications

Must have experience demonstrating knowledge of a full range of food preparation techniques needed to: Develop and revise standardized recipes, coordinate cooking in large quantities using complex recipes and varied cooking methods, prepare foods for special/modified diets (i.e., diabetic exchanges, low sodium, food allergies), and instruct lower-level cooks. Must have experience using a variety of commercial food service tools and equipment to include cleaning and sanitation practices. Must have basic math skills needed to modify recipes for large quantities and to determine portion sizes. Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

The full position description can be found here .

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Area of Consideration
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is local commuting area of Fort Meade, MD. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This is an open continuous announcement to provide a ready pool of available applicants as needed.

Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as vacancies occur.

Manual Application
  • If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) 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 3:00 pm CST on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.
Allowances, Incentives and PCS Costs:
  • Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
  • 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.
Other:
  • This is a Regular Full-Time position with a minimum work week of 40 hours and eligible for benefits.
  • Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view the kit, https://publicfileshare.chra.army.mil/Applicants/NAF%20Applicant%20Information%20Kit%20for%20Army%20NAF%20Childcare%20Positions.pdf


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
  • Spouse Employment Preference
  • Involuntarily Separated from the Military
  • Business Based Action
  • Current/Former NAF Employee / Current Appropriated Employee
  • Outside Applicant Veteran / Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
  • Outside Applicant Non-Veteran
Required documents for each consideration category can be found in the applicant information kit, point of contact information is listed at the bottom of this announcement if applicants have any questions about these consideration groups or documents. Applicants are also welcome to reach out to confirm receipt of the required documents or information when submitting an application for this position.

Eligibilities are listed above in the consideration order in accordance with the AR 215-3. Applicants will only be awarded the highest preference/priority consideration found eligible.

By claiming the "Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)" or "Current APF Employee (CAE)" priority consideration eligibility, applicants are self-certifying that they may not be eligible for other priority considerations. Failure to provide supporting documentation to validate preference or priority consideration claims could adversely impact the applicant's eligibility. For additional information on what may be required to support the applicant's eligibility claim, please refer to our Applicant Information Kit found in the applicant information kit.

CNE/FNE/CAE priority consideration must be clearly defined in order to grant the priority consideration. We will need position title, series, grade, location and agency in order determine priority consideration. To ensure we have enough information, we encourage you to submit a copy of your most recent personnel action.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

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


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.

Optional: Job Application DA 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
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • HS Diploma/GED, College transcripts/Diploma, CDA, Proof of education Etc.
  • DA 3434 or equivalent
  • References or letters of recommendations
  • PCS Orders
  • Proof of Marriage Status
  • Resume
  • Transcript