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Job Title:  Cook
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Miscellaneous Field Operating Agencies
Job Announcement Number:  WENAFET12791395

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$11.06 to $12.92 / Per Hour
Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012
Intermittent 00 hours - Intermittent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Irwin, CA United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Non Citizens


Fort Irwin is a world class training center for America's Soldiers.  Fort Irwin is located approximately 37 miles NE of Barstow, California, in the High Mojave Desert midway between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California.


These positions are located at the Shockwave facility. 


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required


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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 filings.  Sets up and replenishes salad bar.


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 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.

Performs other duties as assigned.


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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.  Skills 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.



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.




Work involves continual standing and walking, frequetn stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending.  Mut be able to lift or move objects up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers or lifting devices.



Work is performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy.  Employee is 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.




Conditions of employment:


1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

3. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained.

4. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.

5. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

6. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:  Ability to handle and operate kitchen equipment, Ability to follow instructions, Basic food preparation.


Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.


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Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.


To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.


The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. 


Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor.  To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.  PCS Order must be submitted with resume for Spouse Employment Preference (SEP).


DD-214 must be submitted with resume for Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP).


Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page using the following 791395

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.



PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.   Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless on number sequence.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.


It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.   You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here .   Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.   Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.



The following documents are required:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (PCS Orders for Spouse Employment Preference - SEP, DD-214 for Involuntarily Separated Military Preference - ISMP)

Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1).

Assessment Questionnaire must be completed.

  • Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.
  • PCS Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required. 
  • Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.
  • Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!


    NAF HR Help Desk
    Phone: (760)380-8327
    Agency Information:
    Fort Irwin Business Operations Division
    PO Box 105093
    Fort Irwin, CA


    After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.  If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for the position.  Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility. 

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