<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located within Commander, Mid-Atlantic Region, Fleet and Family Readiness Program. The purpose of this position is to prepare and cook a variety of foods in quality, using standard or complex recipes to provide quality food. This position is located on NSA-NNSY Co-Op Association/CMWR, Portsmouth, VA. <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Using a full range of quantity cooking procedures from common or frequently used to new or difficult recipes, prepares a variety of meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, sauces and gravies. On a daily basis, prepares four or more menu items for one meal, which involves planning and coordinating a variety of steps to ensure that all items are ready for serving at the same time. In addition, may prepare menu items using specials or difficult recipes involving many steps, ingredients or long preparation time in preparation of catered or special events. Estimates consumption of food items and places orders for food and other operating supplies. Ensures proper receipt and storage of inventory. May be asked in conjunction with the manager to cost and price menus. Responsible for the proper storage, refrigeration and labelling of food in accordance with sanitation regulations at all times. Responsible for ensuring the kitchen area, equipment and food preparation areas at cleaned and maintained in accordance with sanitation regulations at all times. Ensures trash is removed continually as needed. May direct the work of lower graded cooks and/or food service workers in the timely preparation and delivery of food and the proper cleanliness of the work area and equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 06 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be able to obtain a Health card prior to the first day of work. </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong> SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED </strong><br /><br />This position requires skill to plan, coordinate and time sequence step needed to prepared food on time without overcooking or waste. Must have the ability to adjust recipes for servings required; ability to recognize characteristics of food in deciding that raw materials are fresh, and judge food by color, consistency, temperature, odor and taste.<br /><br />Demonstrated experience and/or training in the preparation of large quantities of food in an industrial or restaurant setting. Must possess at minimum, one year of leader/supervisory experience. Must possess basic reading, writing and math skills to read and interpret complex recipes and compute changes required to increase/decrease the number of portions.<br /><br /><strong> RESPONSIBILITY </strong><br /><br />This position works under the direct supervision of the kitchen supervisor/chef (or designee). The supervisors furnish written or verbal instructions and delegates responsibility for decisions regarding recipe adjustments for the number of servings; size/type of equipment to use within the framework of accepted methods or receipts for the food being prepared; doneness of food items, and changes to recipes for improved taste or appearance. During mealtimes, supervisory usually checks to see that prepared food is attractive, in quantities needed, on time and that emergency changes have been made according to instructions.<br /><br /><strong> PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT </strong><br /><br />Kitchens are often uncomfortably warm and noisy. The incumbent is exposed to steam, fumes and odors; danger of falling on wet or slippery floors; burns from steam or hot foods and cuts from knives and electrical machines.<br /><br /><strong> SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS </strong><br /><br />As a condition of employment, the employee must be able to obtain a Health card prior to the first day of work. Afterwards, must be able to successfully pass a Food Handlers Sanitation course, thereafter to be updated and maintained annually. <br /><br />Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /><br />You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.<br /><br />As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.<br /><br />Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.<br /><br />For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.<br /><br />The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br />This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.<br /><br />Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: <strong> Preview Applicant Questionnaire </strong>. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />USAJobs Resume<br /><br />Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.<br /><br />If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.<br /><br />If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.<br /><br />If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.<br /><br />If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.