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The IMCOM G-9 mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.
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Applications will be referred weekly every Thursday with the first cut-off beginning on January 17th at 3:00PM.
- Serves in a CYS program IAW all regulations and standards. Applies knowledge and skill to assist in planning and implementing a full food service program that follows the policies and procedures of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
- Follows standard recipes and separate 4-6 seasonal cycle menus IAW USDA CACFP and Army policies i.e.. portion sizes, meal patterns, and "seconds" requirements.
- Meets with supervisor to coordinate infant feeding plans and child/youth allergies/substitutions when required.
- Performs a full range of simple cooking by preparing and cooking items that require little or no processing, such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers, and fresh or canned vegetables.
- Prepares hot cereals and concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces and gravies. Makes cold sandwich fillings. Prepares food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring, or breading.
- Weighs, measures, and assembles ingredients for regular and modified menu items. Mixes ingredients according to precisely written recipes. Covers, dates, and stores leftovers according to established procedures.
- Operates a variety of kitchen equipment using gas, electricity, steam or microwave heat sources. Disassembles, cleans and assembles component parts and accessories, following safety procedures to avoid personal injury and damage to the equipment.
- Uses and cleans a variety of cooking utensils to measure, weigh, and process food items. Cleans, stores, and maintains all equipment and work areas after each use.
- Cleans other work areas and equipment, such as worktables, floors, walk-in refrigerators, etc., on an established cleaning schedule. Follows established sanitation procedures when handling food.
- Ensures that foods are stored at the correct temperatures to prevent bacteria growth. Serves as consultant to youth cooking clubs/health and fitness programs as required.
- Follow risk management procedures (i.e.. abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention etc). Performs other duties as assigned.
- SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of food preparation methods and procedures. Skill to cook a limited variety of prepared foods or short order foods.
- Ability to read and understand written food service material, such as food labels, standardized recipes, and basic work instructions.
- Skill in performing basic mathematical computations to multiply ingredients in a recipe or to determine how many servings a container will hold.
- Knowledge of the various tables of weights and measures and ability to follow instructions to convert from standard to metric measurements.
- Skill in operating, disassembling and cleaning basic food service equipment such as griddles, broilers, and food grinders. Knowledge of basic sanitation, infection and spoilage control procedures.
- RESPONSIBILITIES: Assignments are received orally or in writing from the supervisor in the form of cooks worksheet, menus, standardized recipes and meal schedules.
- Supervisor or higher-grade cook provides detailed instructions on cooking methods and use of equipment for new or more difficult assignments.
- Employee is responsible for the proper use and cleaning of kitchen equipment, safety practices, personal hygiene, and conformance with food service sanitation requirements.
- Higher-grade cook is available to answer technical questions and to ensure that the work is being done properly. Completed work is evaluated in terms of quality of food cooked, and adherence to time schedules and instructions.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
- Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
- Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check. See additional information section for instructions on how to perform an E-Verify Self Check.
- A one year probationary period may be required
- Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
- Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect. All local background checks will be re-verified every 5 years.
- Travel to on and off post locations may be required. Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends.
- Work is performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy.
- May be exposed to steam, fumes, odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units. Must stand on tile floor, subject to burns, cuts, and slipping on wet floors.
- Work involves continual standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers or lifting devices.
- Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening. An annual health screening will be required throughout employment (including annual influenza vaccinations).
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 4 hours initial food sanitation and safety training is required within 30 days of employment and a minimum of 4 hours refresher training annually.
- Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
- Work experience related to the duties described above, that included skill in working with professional kitchen appliances and equipment.
- Be able to communicate (verbal and written) in English.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a routine basis.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.
No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.
Manual Application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative 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 4:00PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.
Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Conditions of Employment, Physical Requirements and Integrity Certification
Qualified Preference-eligible candidates (e.g. Military Spouse Preference, Involuntarily Separated Military Preference) will be referred to management first.
If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to management.
Lastly, if no selection was made off of the previous lists, management may make selections for candidates meeting the minimum qualifications only**
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
- NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
- NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
- NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents must be submitted with your application:
Optional: Job Application (DA Form 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
- DA Form 3434, DA Form 3433, Marriage Certificate, PCS Orders, ISMP Card for Involuntarily Separated Military Personnel
How to Apply
You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
- Electronically (preferred) at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10393969
- Manually: Please refer to the "Additional Information" section of this announcement for instructions.
Agency contact information
APG NAF HRO FMWR Support
AddressAG-NAF-W4QVAA US ARMY GARRISON ABERDEEN PRV GRND
DO NOT MAIL
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Note to applicants: Please include name and contact information for at least two (2) professional AND personal references in your resume and/or DA Form 3433 application when applying for jobs.
There will be weekly cut-off dates for this vacancy announcement beginning on January 17th at 3:00PM. Applicants that apply after the cut-off date (s) will not be referred until 1) after the next cut-off date 2) the closing date of the vacancy announcement or 3) if a selection is made from the candidate pool of a previous cutoff - whichever comes first.
This position is located within Aberdeen Youth Services - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is within the local commuting area of the US Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
- NOTE: Local commuting area is defined as Harford and Cecil County; in addition to, you are considered eligible if one of the following applies: you live outside of these counties and are able to commute to work on a daily/as needed basis or you are able to relocate yourself on your own expenses (must be able to be present for work within 2 weeks of selection), you are a military spouse in the process of relocating to this installation and are within 30 days of moving, or you are an involuntarily separated military member.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521353500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.