ABOUT THE POSITION
This position is located within Morale, Welfare & Recreation Department, Naval Air Station, Key West, FL. The purpose of this position is to lead lower graded cooks and food service workers in addition to working the full scope of duties as a cook.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent prepares and cooks a wide variety of foods in quantity, using standard or complex recipes. Incumbent uses a full range of cooking procedures, from common frequently used to difficult or new recipes in the independent preparation of a variety of meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, sauces and gravies. On a day-to-day basis prepares four or more menu items for one meal that involves planning and coordinating a variety of steps. Ensures that all items are ready for serving at the same time, or prepares menu items using special or difficult recipes involving many steps, ingredients or long preparation time. Adjusts recipes to improve flavor, texture or presentation. Responsible for relaying instructions from supervisor to other kitchen crew members. Demonstrates work methods and provides work-related guidance to lower graded employees. Checks on the work in progress of other kitchen crew members to meet productivity and timeliness goals. Ensures others follow security, safety, sanitation and housekeeping rules. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction to lower level employees. Checks with supervisor on problems. Performs supervisory duties in an emergency or other short-term and non-recurring basis. Performs other duties as assigned.
A thorough knowledge of the full range of food preparation principles and the techniques and procedures necessary to develop or revise current recipes for large quantity cooking. Incumbent must be able to overcome problems and initiate corrective actions independently. Ability to recognize characteristics of food in deciding that raw materials are fresh and judge prepared food by color, consistency, temperature, odor and taste. Must have a thorough understanding of flavoring materials, spices and herbs, and be able to apply special rules in the seasonings of large quantities of food. Must be able to operate, breakdown and clean food service equipment. Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OVER POSITION
Supervisor furnishes written or oral instructions and delegates responsibility for decisions regarding recipe adjustments for the number of servings and the size of the equipment to use within framework of accepted methods or recipes for the food being prepared. Recommend changes to recipes for improvement of taste and presentation. During mealtimes, supervisor usually checks to see that food prepared is attractive, in quantities needed on-time and that emergency changes have been made according to instructions.
Position requires an ability to deal effectively with the military and civilian community. Must have excellent customer service skills. Incumbent must use good judgment to consider the relative priority of numerous tasks and complete them in order of urgency or importance.
Incumbent performs work that requires constant standing and walking. Frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 40 pounds and occasional lifting of items over 50 pounds with assistance.
Incumbent works in an environment that is often hot and noisy, usually well lighted. Exposed to steam fumes and cooking orders, extreme temperatures when entering walk-in freezers, and slippery floors. There is a danger of falls, burns and cuts.
- DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF 306)
- NAF APPLICATION
- CURRENT RESUME
You may attach any other information that you wish to be considered (training, certifications, etc.). Completed applications and information may be submitted via any option listed below:
SUBMIT IN PERSON (w/ base access):
MWR Personnel Office
NAS KEY WEST, FL 33040
SUBMIT IN PERSON VIA DROP-BOX (w/o base access:)
Drop Box is located inside the Pass & ID Office outside the main gate at Boca Chica.
SUBMIT VIA U.S. MAIL:
MWR Personnel Office
P.O. BOX 9027
NAS Key West, FL 33040
SUBMIT VIA FAX: