U.S. Marine Corps COOK A06* in Bridgeport, California

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Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at MWTC Bridgeport, CA. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Cook for MCCS.

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The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Cook position is to perform a variety of food preparation and service tasks. This position is located in a Child Development Center (CDC); however, may assist in food preparation for the School Age Care (SAC) Program. The CYP Cook plans and prepares menus for breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for participants (children and youth), ensuring that meals are nutritionally balanced, economical, pleasing to the participants, and follow all U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines. Independently prepares all food types to include meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruits, sauces for regular and special USDA CACFP approved menus. May make changes to menus in regards to preparation and seasoning to ensure foods are more attractive and to improve the taste. Prepares four or more menu items for meals while coordinating a variety of steps to ensure that all items are ready for serving at a specific time. Adjusts recipes according to daily attendance to determine the number of servings needed.

Maintains and completes food program records as required. Complies with policies and regulations in accordance with (IAW) Department of Defense (DoD), Marine Corps (MC) and local directives and standards. Ensures compliance and manages the USDACACFP in addition to other related standards, policies and regulations.

Ensures complete food service operations are in compliance with local food directives and standards. Performs a daily inspection upon opening and closing of the food service area. Ensures supplies, equipment, and food are used economically and waste is kept to a minimum. Ensures equipment, appliances and dishes, as well as general work areas, are clean and maintained as required by MC directives and local SOPs. Responsible for scrubbing, wet mopping, waxing, and polishing floors. Cleans walls and ceilings and removes and sweeps trash or other refuse.

Prepares and submits food and supply requisitions to the Director on a regular basis to ensure that food items are available to meet menu requirements. Orders supplies from vendors as necessary. Examines food for quality and freshness upon delivery and before preparation. Maintains rotation of food inventories to prevent spoilage.

Serves as a member of the Installation CYP to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility and program regulatory requirements and CYP baseline standards. Assists in maintaining DoD/MC certification for assigned program areas, and helps ensure the program achieves and retains national accreditation or MC equivalent and maintains accreditation/MC equivalent standards.

Required to observe particular health related practices to provide reasonable accommodation for participants with special needs when applicable.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts

the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Promotion Potential


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*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 determine freshness. Knowledge of standard formulas used in yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standard recipes when altering the number of servings required. Knowledge of principles of food spoilage, food borne illness, and practices and procedures on how to prevent food contamination. Practical knowledge of methods and procedures for ordering, issuing, and storing food items in accordance with inventory and sanitation requirements. Present proposed menus, discuss ways to improve operations and perform simple arithmetic.

RESPONSIBILITY: Receives work assignments orally and in writing from the supervisor. Plans, coordinates, and times assignments to ensure food items are prepared on time and are at the proper temperature. Follows up independently on routine assignments and with assistance on complex, non-routine problems. Makes judgments on recipe modifications, menu changes, ordering of supplies and inspecting food.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:Required to stand, walk constantly and lift and move objects up to 45 lbs independently and objects over 45 lbs with assistance. Assists in loading and unloading vehicles.

WORKING CONDITIONS:May be exposed to warm and noisy kitchens, steam, fumes and cooking odors; possibility of falling on freshly mopped floors; burns from steam or hot foods; cuts from knives; shocks from electrical machines; and extreme temperatures.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. May be required to obtain a government driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

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GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, the Human Resources Division may obtain a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF306) or any other form specific to the position, state and local background checks and a fingerprint report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a federal investigation as specified within the position description.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

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 Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.



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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

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How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499887000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/07/2018 to 05/20/2018

Salary: $13.74 to $13.74 per hour

Pay scale & grade: NA 06

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent