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Job Title:Food Services Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:ORAR14-204 391236

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$50,021.00 to $65,023.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Salem, OR United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


Oregon Army National Guard
Statewide Technician Vacancy Announcement

Food Services Specialist
Location: DCSLOG in Salem, Oregon
Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D2137 
Series/Grade: GS-1667-09/09
Salary Range: $50,021.00- $65,023.00
*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*
*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*
*PCS is not Authorized*  

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  

1st Area: Current permanent full time technicians of the Oregon Army National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon Army National Guard.  
Application materials must be received in our office by Wednesday, November 06, 2013. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.


  • Military Requirement: Warrant Officer and Enlisted Only
  • ENL MOS: 92A/G/Y/Z
  • WO MOS: Branch Immaterial


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This position is located in the Army National Guard (ARNG), JFHQ Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics (DCSLOG) G-4, Distribution Management Division. The purpose of the position is to manage the daily ARNG State Food Service Program for state and federal National Guard operations, training, readiness missions, natural disasters, and Homeland Defense and/or Defense Support of Civil Authorities (HLD/DSCA).
(1) Food Service Management: Functions as the Food Service Agent for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics in each state. Operates independently with minimal supervision to plan, direct, and monitor the Food Service Program, inclusive of subsistence procurement, subsistence budget obligations and expenditures, food service contracts, menu planning and approval, equipment replacement, and training. May serve as the financial activity manager for food service funds. Appointed as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the Government approved food service office.
(2) Manages, implements, and coordinates food service plans which include developing annual budget estimates, food service equipment procurement for new and existing kitchens and dining facilities, development of equipment replacement schedules, food service kitchen design layout for new readiness center construction, and annual feeding estimates essential to provide funds, staffing, material, facilities and services needed to conduct the State ARNG Food Service program.
(3) Develops long range plans for the efficient and effective operation of the Food Service Program. Manages and implements statewide food service plans to support food service mission requirements. Makes certain such plans are in accordance with existing laws, regulations, directives and other guidance issued from higher echelons and outside sources i.e. Department of the Army G4 and US Army Quartermaster Center as well as initiating new or changed procedures to implement directives. Serves as the single point of contact for special requirements and programs such as food service automation, National Guard unit training support, state competitive food service contracts, mobility deployments, contingency planning, natural disaster preparedness and exercise planning. Provides technical advice to units regarding food service policy and evaluates for adherence to those policies. Provides food service support for unit training assembly (IDT), Annual Training exercises, Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP), State activation/inactivation, Federal mobilization/demobilization, new equipment training (NET), contingency, natural disaster, humanitarian support missions and exercise planning.
(4) Develops and recommends food service program policies, procedures, and guidance. Reviews and interprets regulations, directives and reports pertinent to these functions. Reviews and analyzes food service directives, regulations, and reference materials into an understandable format such as unit level Food Service SOPs and letters of instruction for use by units. Develops, coordinates approval, publishes, and disseminates local regulations and policies based on the analysis and a thorough understanding of current guidelines and procedures for the related programs. Accomplishes walk through inspections of food operations to include equipment operability, facility cleanliness, menu accuracy, plus fire, safety, and sanitation compliances at all State ARNG facilities, State Training Sites and at food preparation sites in the field and garrison. Uses judgment and initiative to meet challenges and solve problems associated with food services.
(5) Funds Management: Prepares cost estimates for food service programs and makes recommendations for long range goals and/or needs for food service to include equipment and facilities, training requirements, automation needs, sources/methods of supply, quality of products, environmental considerations of missions/ exercises, and available food service funds. Provides input to the food service account annual budget for food service management decision packages (MDEPS). Updates the state food service obligation plans for MDEPS and coordinates with the DCSLOG-G4 Budget Analyst for posting through the reserve and commitment systems. Reconciles food service budget with the DCSLOG-G4 and Budget Analyst in order to track and estimate future requirements using cost factors on a tri-annual basis. Purchases and/or authorizes food service equipment using the government purchase card (GPC). Coordinates with the United States Property and Fiscal Officer (USPFO) purchasing and contracting office for purchases and/or authorization of food service equipment. Reviews and reconciles special subsistence support requests and statements from commercial sources or other DOD agencies. Monitors food costs and establishes cross-check of price changes and fluctuations to prevent monetary losses from budget. Monitors unit feeding strength summary reports to ensure proper management and execution of appropriated funds.
(6) Coordinates and provides technical support for the ARNG Food Service Program. Provides liaison, menu board coordination, information pertaining to the status of training classes, assistance visits, etc. Participates and recommends through the DCSLOG-G4 to The Adjutant General (TAG) member appointments to the Food Management Assistance Team (FMAT) and the Food Service Management Board. Serves on construction planning committee and coordinates dining facility/kitchen plans and designs for new readiness centers construction and upgrades.
(7) Serves as the Contractor Officer Representative (COR). Coordinates with prime vendors for meal support. Oversees food service contractor performance. Establishes procedures to cross-check quality assurance, sanitation procedures, contract requirements and individual price changes to prevent monetary loss of food service systems. Acts as food services liaison with commercial vendors and contractors.
(8) As required, coordinates annually and during emergency and natural disasters with intra-agency officials such as State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), county, other state and local authorities and inter-agency officials, which may include Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
(9) Training: Develops plans, conducts and/or coordinates training for food service, logistics, and command personnel in the areas of records management, sanitation and food safety. This may include state or higher HQ sponsored workshops, seminars or conferences. Provides food service related information and participates in other state training courses. Represents the DCSLOG-G4 at food service meetings, pre-annual training conferences, major exercises and other appropriate sessions. Acts as food services liaison with DOD agencies, supporting installations, and Army managers and logisticians at various levels of command.
(10) Awards: Coordinates the administration of the Department of Army Philip A. Connelly Food Service Excellence Awards Program for the State. Conducts local command competition through visits and evaluations to subordinate units with food service capability. May act as an inspector or evaluator for units of other states during higher-level competition.
(11) Inspection/Assistance Visits: Conducts, coordinates, and evaluates inspections and assistance visits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations and to identify systemic problems. Provides guidance and assistance regarding the proper management of food service records, requisitioning, contracting, food preparation and sanitation.
(12) Exercises supervision over subordinate employees. Implements provisions of personnel management such as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, merit promotion, career development, performance appraisals, counseling service, incentive awards and position management. Selects or contributes significantly to the selection of subordinates as required. Hears employee grievances and works with union representatives as necessary. Plans for and schedules assignments to subordinates. Provides training designed to improve employee performance. Develops performance standards and evaluates subordinates accordingly.
(13) Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience:
Work involves supervising or performing work requiring knowledge of (a) the basic processes of administration, (b) the principles and standard practices of management, and (c) the techniques of organization, direction, coordination, and control. Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.

Specialized Experience:
Within their resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS-09 level must have 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position. 

Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)  

Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.  

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of DCSLOG. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the following parts:

  1. Your resume
  2. Explanation of Specialized Experience
  3. Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Wednesday, November 06, 2013.
We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
    By Mail:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
  • PO Box 14350
  • Salem, OR 97309
    Hand deliver to:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
  • Salem, Oregon.
*E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
    Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
  • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
  • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
  • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
  • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
  • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
  • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Wednesday, November 06, 2013.


    Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
  • Current Resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
  • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only


Phone: (503)584-3841
Agency Information:
Oregon National Guard
PO Box 14350
ATTN Staffing
Salem, OR


After the announcement closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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ORAR14-204 391236

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