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Job Title:COOK (CYS)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:WENAFEJ13840571R

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$10.56 to $12.11 / Per Hour


Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, February 22, 2013




Part Time 20 hours - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Huachuca, AZ United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


MWR honors its commitment to Soldiers and their Families by providing a variety of quality-of-life services, recreational activities, and special events. Youth Programs, child care, recreational rentals, golf, horseback riding, swimming, bowling, arts & crafts, and sport shooting are just some of things our employees call a job!

Learn more about MWR at Fort Huachuca at:  MWR - Fort Huachuca

This is a STANDING REGISTER and applications will be reviewed as vacancies occur. Applications remain active for 60 days.


Supervises children and youth during daily scheduled indoor and outdoor activities.




  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Social Security card is required
  • Conditions of Employment apply.


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Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of work, and application/interpretation of procedures and regulations. Supervisor is available to provide guidance and assistance on unusual problems. Work is evaluated on accomplishments, accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with position requirements.


In a Child and Youth Services (CYS) program serves as a Cook, in accordance with (IAW) all applicable regulations and standards. 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). 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).

Performs a variety of food preparation and cooking tasks such as cleaning, paring, peeling, slicing, dicing; grilling, frying, baking broiling, pouring liquids and mixing ingredients. Prepares a variety of foods and desserts according to menu requirements. Prepares and cooks a variety of more complicated/time consuming foods such as meats poultry, seafood, vegetables, stews, casseroles, gravies, sauces, and baked goods following standard recipes. Make a variety of sandwiches, salads and salad dressings. Adjusts recipes for larger or smaller quantities, and slices meat by hand and by mechanical means, to specific requirements. Prepares eggs in a variety of ways, French toast, and pancakes. Follows health and safety precautions to ensure safe preparation and storage of food items, and monitors and maintains appropriate temperature of all food items throughout preparation and service.

Operates kitchen equipment designed to mix and cook food items. Uses, cleans and maintains power kitchen equipment, and keeps cooking utensils cleaned and ready for use. Scrubs and cleans heavier pot and pans. Stacks and stores dishes. Keeps working area clean in accordance with standard sanitation requirements.

Apportions food into serving containers, and determines proper amounts food to be delivered IAW portions size and "second helping" requirements. Delivers/collects meals/snack carts from facility areas to kitchen as required and/or aids in food delivery to other facilities/sites without cooking capabilities. Provides food delivery methods to support appropriate age-group eating style (ie... family style dining in CDCs, self-serve in SAS, etc...) Meets with supervisor/staff to coordinate infant feeding plans and child/youth allergies/substitutions when required.

Provides suggestions to supervisor on recommended food/supply purchases/orders and recipes/menu. Works with Food and Nutrition Specialists to prepare menus and submit food orders and purchase requests. Coordinates the loading/unloading of foods/supplies, and keeps all records on food used, portions prepared, meals served, and inventory.

Assist with "on the job training" of other kitchen staff members, and serves as consultant to youth cooking clubs/health and fitness programs as required, and follows risk management procedures (i.e.. abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention etc)

Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic knowledge of food preparation principles and practical understanding of the physical processes that occur in cooking. Knowledge of proper cooking temperatures and preparation methods for a variety of foods. Ability to schedule and coordinate preparation of a number of different foods in order to ensure that they are ready for service at the appropriate mealtime. Knowledge of food borne illnesses, food safety, and proper storage methods for hot and cold food items in order to prevent loss or illness due to spoilage. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, particularly standard recipes, and detailed cooking instructions. Skill in operating and cleaning a wide variety of food service equipment, including special equipment for the preparation of large volume items. Skill in carving, preparing garnishes, and assembling attractive platters, salads, and other food presentations.


Assignments are received orally or in writing from a higher graded cook or supervisor. Employee plans, coordinates, and times assignments to assure that food items are prepared at correct temperature and on time. Assists in training lower grade cooks or kitchen help and provide advice on how to improve their work methods. Employee is responsible for the safe use and care of kitchen equipment, for personnel and environmental safety, and for personal hygiene.
Work is evaluated in process and upon completion by the supervisor or higher-grade cook in terms of timeliness, quality, flavor, and appearance of prepared foods and conformance to sanitation and safety standards.


Work involves continual standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Must be able to lift or move objects up to 40 pounds unassisted, and occasionally lift or move objects weighing 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, bruises, and slipping on wet floors.


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A minimum of 6 months of work experience directly 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.


Conditions of employment:

1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.

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

3. 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.

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


All required background checks for AR 215-3 and the Crime Control Act must be successfully completed and maintained, including Child and Youth National Agency Check with inquiries (CNACI). A health assessment is required. Satisfactory performance, successful completion of training requirements and demonstrated on the job competency is required. Travel to on and off post locations required. Positions that require driving require the incumbent to have a valid driver's license.


Your will be evaluated based on your submission of required documents, general work experience, required certifications, and interview performance.

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

The following actions may cause an applicant to not be considered for the position, removed from consideration for the position, or for an offer of employment to be withdrawn:

Failure to submit all required documents at time of application.

Failure to complete the assessment for this position.

Failure to be truthful in your application, interview, and background checks.

Failure to submit all required forms during the hiring process in a timely manner.

Missing scheduled appointments that are required in the hiring process.

Conduct during the hiring process that is significant enough to question your ability to interact with patrons in a customer service driven organization.


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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits:  Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account.  For additional benefits information please refer to

If you are hired as a FLEX employee, you may be converted to a Regular Benefitted Part-Time (RPT) or Full-Time (RFT) position without further competition, AR 215-3.


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.

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. Required Documents listed below

2. A Complete Occupational Questionnaire

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 (First time users will be required to create an account with Application Manager).
  • Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
  • 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.


  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.
  4. 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.

  5. NOTE: The 1203-FX does not support narrative responses. If the Occupational Questionnaire identifies that a narrative response is appropriate (responding to a question with the Expert Level Response), you must provide a response in the requested format on a separate document and include it as a part of your application. Neglecting to provide the additional information may lead to an ineligible rating. Please seek additional assistance through the NAF Human Resources Office.


  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 840571
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.




  1. RESUME or (DA-3433 & DA3433-1) - Optional Application for NAF (RESUME)
  2. DA3433-2 - Supplemental Employment Application for Childcare Positions (OTHER)
  3. Highschool Diploma or G.E.D.  (TRANSCRIPTS)
  4. Highschool Diploma or G.E.D. and College Transcripts if you are using your college education to qualify (TRANSCRIPTS)


To successfully claim Preference or Priority Consideration, you claims MUST be documented (listed below) with your application.

Spousal Employment Preference (SEP): Military Spouse's "PCS Orders" are required to be submitted with your application to successfully claim SEP Preference. (OTHER VETERANS DOCUMENT)

Veterans: A copy of your DD-214 - Member Copy 4 or equivalent must be submitted with your application to successfully claim Involuntary Separated Military Preference (ISMP) or Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV) priority consideration. Your DD-214 is also the required to documentation to receive credit towards annual leave, subject to creditable service rules. (DD-214)

Current Federal Employees: Your most recent personnel action should be submitted with your application. Typical personnel forms include SF-50, DA-3434, Form 5, or NAVY NAF. Other equivalent forms will be accepted. (SF-50)

Former DOD NAF Employees Separated by a Business Based Action (BBA): DOD NAF employees may receive priority consideration for up to 1-year after being separated. To receive priority consideration you must include your personnel action, DA-3434 or equivalent, showing your separation. (SF-50)



  • 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.
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  • Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


  • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application.
  • An official college transcript will be required before being hired, if it is listed as a minimal qualification.
  • Foreign Education:   If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.   For further information, visit:
  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.   For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at


Phone: (520)533-5278
Fax: (520)533-1349
Agency Information:
School Age Center
Building 52056
Hatfield Street
Fort Huachuca, AZ
85613 Fax: (520)533-1349


After your complete application package is received, 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 to be considered for the position.

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