QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
The applicant must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations. The applicant must have sufficient training and experience to be trusted to perform duties on their own initiative under general supervision.
While no specific amount of experience is required, you must show that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
The approved job elements for this occupation are:
1. Ability to perform the duties of a Cook without more than normal supervision
2. Ability to use tools and maintain equipment
3. Work practices
4. Technical Practices
5. Knowledge of materials
6. Ability to interpret instructions
7. Dexterity and Safety
EDUCATION: To qualify based on education, submit a copy of your transcripts with your application.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires continual standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching pushing and pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing over 40 pounds with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy. The incumbent is exposed to steam, fumes, and odors from cooking to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. There is a danger of slipping on wet floors that have been recently mopped or where food has been spilled. Subject to possible cuts from knives and burns from steam, hot foods, stoves, and hot grease and water.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
DRUG TESTING: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free Workplace Program.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Education: If this position requires specific educational coursework to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
How You Will Be Evaluated: We will review your resume (and transcript(s) if applicable), to ensure you have met the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the questionnaire.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· Knowledege of food preparation and procedures
· Knowledge of sanitation and storage procedures
· Ability to follow standardized recipes and cooking techniques
· Skill in physical ability
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date of Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Qualified applicants will be rated based on their possession of the knowledge and experience requirements identified under the "Qualifications" section. Candidates rated as best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
- For 5-point veterans preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: This position is subject to the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 472). Priority in selection will be given to Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian preference. BIA Form 4432 must be provided with the application of a candidate who claims Indian preference.