Cook ( CYS) Child& Youth Services NA-7404-6
Department of the Army - Fort Buchanan, PR

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The FMWR mission is to create and maintain" First Choice" products and service for America's Army, essential to a ready self-reliant force

The Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation vision is to be the driving force for programs and services that provide for the Army's home and enhance the lives of its Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Military Retirees. We strive to provide these programs and services resulting in a quality of life to Soldiers and Families commensurate with their sacrifice and service. If you are searching for an exciting career serving our Soldiers and Families, then DFMWR is the place for you.

LOCATION: DFMWR, (CYS) CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES FORT BUCHANAN, PUERTO RICO

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of U.S. Citizenship and/or Permanent U.S, Residency is required

Direct Deposit is required and Social Security Card.

Medical Evaluation is required

PCS Orders & Marriage Certificate-( MSP) MIlitary Spouse Preference

DUTIES:
Prepares and cooks a variety of menu items. Working alone or with the assistance of a higher-grade cook or supervisor, prepares a variety of foods and desserts according to menu requirements. Follows recipes to prepare items such as soups, stews, casseroles, gravies, sauces, hot cereals, syrups, meatloaf, meatballs, hamburgers, and croquettes. Adjusts recipes for larger or smaller quantities. Roasts a variety of meats such as beef, pork, veal, lamb, fish, and poultry. Grills and deep fries foods. Broils and steams foods. Slices meat by hand and by mechanical means, to specific requirements. Apportions foods for family style servings as well as for plate service. Prepares vegetables and cold food platters. Make a variety of salads and salad dressings. Make sandwiches. Prepares eggs in a variety of ways, French toast, pancakes, and crepes. Makes coffee, tea, and fruit drinks. Follows health and safety precautions to ensure safe preparation and storage of food items. Monitors and maintains appropriate temperature of all food items throughout preparation and service. Brings prepared foods from preparation area to refrigerators or serving area. Picks up items needed for menu preparation, rotating food inventories as appropriate. Takes inventory to determine ordering requirements. Loads hot foods in carts. Sets up and serves food as necessary. Check food for appropriate preparation, temperature, and packaging. Operates kitchen equipment designed to mix and cook food items. Uses, cleans and maintains power kitchen equipment. Keeps cooking utensils cleaned and ready for use. Keeps working area clean in accordance with standard sanitation requirements. Maintains personal hygiene. Ability to prepare large amounts of foods for Children and adults.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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 fillings. 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 after each use. Cleans other 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.

Skill and Knowledge :
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. Skill 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.

Responsibility:
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.

Physical Effort:
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.

Working Conditions:
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.

In order to ensure good customer service and safety in performing these duties the incumbent must have a good command of the English language to include the ability to speak and be understood clearly and to be able to read comprehend written policies, directives, labels, etc.

PCS Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required at time of application.

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. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position..
4. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment to NAF position.
5. You will be required to provide proof of US permanent residency status.
6. Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
7. A medical examination is required.
8. A food handler examination is required as required by local medical authority.
9. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
10. You will be required to complete a DA FORM 3433-1 Supplemental Employment Application Form, and OF 306 Declaration of Federal Employment to a NAF position.
11. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the Vacancy Announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Determination of Title and Series: The position involves duties characteristic of cooks and is titled and coded accordingly as Cook, NA-7404. This standard covers non-supervisory work involved in the preparation of regular or special diet foods and meals.

Determination of Grade: The position was evaluated at grade four because the factors for Cook match the WG-04 description in the WG-7404 standard. Grade 4 workers perform a full-range of simple cooking by preparing and cooking items that require little or no processing such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers, pizza, and fresh or canned vegetables. They prepare all forms of hot cereals; broil meats; prepare and cook concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces, and gravies; and make cold sandwich fillings. In contrast, grade 6 workers perform at a higher level of skill and knowledge since they prepare and cook a variety of menu items or an entire meal involving the use of different preparation methods, attention to time, and particular use of ingredients.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

BENEFITS:
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 http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx .

OTHER INFORMATION:
1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

3. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

4. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. 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 .

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

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

Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

All applicants mus complete a DA Form 3433-1 (supplemental application form).

Priority consideration will be given to current and former NAF employees and current DOD APF employees serving in a continuous APF position without time limits for at least one year.

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.

PCS Orders & Marriage Certificate for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) are REQUIRED to be uploaded at the time of application.

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.

All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.

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