Quantico, Virginia
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Food Service, Server
Full Time

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Food Service Worker position is to assist in the daily preparation and serving of nutritionally balanced meals and snacks. Selects and places food items on food trays according to a regular or modified menu, or individual diet. Identifies obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items on the trays. Sets up work area with the correct supplies and food items, and breaks down and cleans the area after the serving period. Delivers trays to participants Provides assistance to cooks in the food preparation area by weighing, measuring, and assembling ingredients according to standardized recipes.

Prepares sandwiches and heats vegetables, soups, etc. Prepares simple salads, fruits and desserts. Washes, slices, chops, dices, peels, or mashes fruits and vegetables. Follows recipes to measure and mix ingredients to prepare simple dishes. Assists in menu planning by providing information on inventory of food and providing a count of participants. Arranges meals and serving ware on trays and delivers to classrooms for serving. Labels and dates all items in refrigerators and freezers, and stores leftovers in accordance with sanitation and health procedures for safe food handling.

Ensures that food items, supplies and equipment are properly cleaned, stored and maintained in accordance with Marine Corps directives and local standard operating procedures (SOP) s. Washes dishes, sweeps floors, and takes temperature readings on refrigerators and freezers. Scrubs, mops, waxes and polishes floors. Cleans walls and ceilings, sweeps and removes trash and other refuse. Assists in loading and unloading vehicles.

Monitors food service for the assigned area ensuring compliance with applicable policies to include the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Department of Defense (DoD) and Marine Corps food program policies and procedures which include serving proper meal components and portion sizes. Provides input for changes in menus based on child/youth and parent suggestions. Maintains food program records as required.

Serves as a member of the Installation CYP staff to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility and program regulatory requirements and CYP baseline standards. Assists in maintaining DoD/MC certification for assigned program areas, and helps to ensure the program achieves and retains national accreditation or the Marine Corps equivalent. Recommends the procurement of supplies and equipment.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

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SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Applies knowledge of special procedures in preparing and serving food. Skills to organize their work assignments in a logical sequence, execute tasks quickly and accurately, and meet strict meal schedules. Understands regular and modified diets. Memorizes the most frequently used modified diets to place food items and beverages on the participants tray. Understands food terminology, measurements, and serving information in standardized recipes and regular and modified menus. Applies knowledge of general sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste. Knowledgeable of the temperature range where the potential of bacterial growth in food is greatest and the requirement to keep hot food in heated holding equipment or immediately refrigerate it. Has knowledge and skill to apportion food items according to approved portion control practices. Has a thorough understanding of the routine methods and procedures used in all functional areas of the food service operation.

RESPONSIBILITY: Completes assignments individually or as part of a team under the general supervision of the immediate supervisor. Assignments are made either orally or in writing. Detailed instructions are provided only for special projects. The work involving modified diet tray assembly is usually performed as a team with the worker being expected to know the commonly used diets in order to place items on a tray. Work involving actual food preparation is accomplished under the guidance of a cook who provides technical instruction and checks work in progress and upon completion for conformance with acceptable food service practices. Food service workers know daily routines and work from guides such as diet cards, menus, portion control charts, standardized recipes, and employee assignment sheets. Questions on unusual or difficult tasks are referred to a higher grade worker or supervisor for clarification and advice. Work at this level is evaluated in terms of accuracy and timely completion of assignments.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Work involves moderate to heavy physical effort such as frequently lifting or moving objects and constant standing and walking. Lifts and carries objects up to 45 lbs independently and objects over 45 lbs with assistance.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. May be required to obtain a government driver's license. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

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 Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



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