Summary of Duties
Prepares and cooks a variety of menu items including regular and special entrees and dessert items. Works alone or with a higher grade cook to roast, broil, bake, fry, boil, steam, and stew meats, fish and poultry. Prepares soups, stocks, broths, gravies, sauces and puddings without the use of packaged mixes. Makes a variety of dessert items such as baked Alaska, crepes and mousses. Adjusts standardized recipes for the number of servings required in large quantity cooking. Maintains proper temperature for all foods during holding, transport, reheating and serving to assure quality control and food safety. Prepares cold food platters; mixes and prepares cold sauces, meat glazes, molded aspics and salad dressings. Carves vegetables and fruits as garnishes for food platters and dishes. Maintains rotation of food inventories to prevent spoilage. May assist management in purchasing and menu pricing decisions by performing yield tests for selected foods, in ordering items in accordance with daily and weekly menu requirements and preparing food production worksheets from computerized recipe files. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge
Basic knowledge of food preparation principles and a practical understanding of the physical changes that occur during the processing and cooking of food. Working knowledge of the planning process involved in cooking an entire meal including different preparation methods for various food items, the necessary time for cooking these different items, and how to schedule and coordinate preparation to produce a properly cooked meal on time. Ability to evaluate a variety of raw and cooked food items to ascertain their freshness. Knowledge of standard formulas used in yield testing. Knowledge of principles of food spoilage, food borne illness and food safety. Practical knowledge of methods and procedures necessary for ordering, issuing and storing food items in accordance with inventory and sanitation requirements.
Receives work assignments orally and in writing from supervisor or higher level cook. Plans, coordinates, and times assignments to assure food items are prepared on time and are at the proper temperature. Makes judgments about necessary recipe modifications. Physical Effort: Required to lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis (utensils or containers of food) as well as stand and walk constantly; on occasion lifts items over 50 pounds, e.g.; pans of meat.
Exposed to warm and noisy kitchens, steam, fumes and cooking odors; danger of falling on freshly mopped floors; burns from steam or hot foods; cuts from knives; shocks from electrical machines and extremes in temperatures.
As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.
HOW TO APPLY
All application forms and current vacancy announcements can be found on-line at: www.navymwrkeywest.com/jobs. To contact the Human Resources Office directly please call 305-293-2518.
- DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF 306)
- NAF APPLICATION
- CURRENT RESUME
PLEASE NOTE: When completing the NAF Employment Application form, applicants are required to fill in the 'Position Applying For' field and the 'Announcement No.' field.
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:
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 3 years prior to application and must successfully pass a suitability check be considered. As a condition of employment, selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer with the first 30 days of employment. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may not be interviewed and due to the volume of applications received, may not be notified.
Dept. of the Navy NAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.
Navy Region Southeast 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. Sailors and their family members have a right to reliable and productive Federal workforce.
Guidelines for Claiming Employment Preference:
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have a priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
- Submit a copy of your BBA Separation
- Notification indicating eligibility for RPL
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The Marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
- Submit a sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
- If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS
Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran’s Preference: Qualifying military veterans and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.
To claim Veteran’s preference, you must:
- Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy): AND
- Submit Completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
- Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.)
To claim Gold Star Veteran’s preference, you MUST:
- Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
- Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
- Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.)