Fort Eustis, Virginia
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Food Service, Cook
Full Time

Roasts, broils, grills and smokes meats, fish, seafood and poultry; prepares soups, gravies, stocks, sauces and condiments without use of packaged mixes; prepares and cooks fresh and frozen produce; follows standard recipes for portion control and cost-card compliance; prepares, crafts and arranges cold foods, sandwiches and platters including slicing deli meats and cheeses and a1Tanging breads, toppings and condiments; prepares mixed greens and compound salads, hors d'oeuvres and party platters; prepares refrigerated sauces, glazes, salad dressings and compound condiments (toppings and sauces) without use of packaged mixes; carves and arranges fresh and cooked proteins and produce for catering, tournaments, programs, events and special functions. Trim and brine meats (pork, beef and poultry) and fish/seafood for Live-fire smoke cooking (BBQ); prepare items by peeling slicing, scoring, trimming, seasoning, brining, saucing and glazing: requires ability to maintain and clean specialized equipment and supplies. Performs simultaneous, multiple short-order culinary processes which require setup, cooking and plating of several items with different cooking times and characteristics. Plans-processes to complete and serve finished meals within ten minutes and at proper temperature. 4. Portions food and ingredients for daily use; covers, labels, dates and rotates food and leftovers adhering to Tri Service Food Code and JBLE Food & Beverage Standards; executes daily washing, cleaning and sanitation of equipment and appliances including floors, walls, coolers, freezers, tables, counters, containers, pots, pans, service items and serving utensils.

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Conditions of Employment

  • All new hires must comply with Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires." See Additional Information section below for more details.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • 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 has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.


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, 02/04/2022

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 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 have the ability to maintain and clean specialized equipment and supplies including indoor and outdoor BBQ Pits (smokers), lump charcoal and hardwood logs; ability to tolerate of Live-fire cooking conditions including occasional exposure to smoke indoors and outdoors, and in inclement weather. Experience with smokers/grills is highly desirable, 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 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 able to communicate effectively in English. 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 satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate and/or complete food handler's training. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

  • According to Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires": New Department of the Air Force civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by their entry on duty (start) date or November 22, 2021, whichever is later. If a new hire intends to request a medical or religious exemption, the start date will be delayed until the exemption process is complete and applicant is either approved for an exemption, or becomes fully vaccinated.
  • 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.

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