CYP Food Service Worker

Posted on May 22, 2020

Commander, Navy Installations, Department of the Navy

Portsmouth, VA

The purpose of the Child and Youth Program.

(CYP) Food Service Worker position is to perform a variety of food preparation and food service tasks for the CYP.

This position is located at the New Gosport Youth Center but will assist with food preparation for the School Age Care (SAC) Program.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Factor 1.

Knowledge Required Knowledge and understanding of food handling techniques, personal hygiene standards, and Safe work procedures.

Knowledge of techniques for measuring ingredients and basic understanding of recipe construction.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic in order to count the number of table and serving bowls required to determine the number of servings a container will yield.

Working knowledge of diet principles.

Working knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures to prevent contamination, such as the need to clean equipment previously used for raw food before further use and the need to use a chemical.

Sanitizer or maintain proper water temperature when cleaning dishes.

Skill to perform tasks involving several procedures.

Skill to overcome practical production problems, evaluate final food products, and initiate corrective action when an item does not meet established quality standards.

Skill to develop standardized recipes for quantity cooking; able to expand and modify recipes according to the capacity of the equipment in the kitchen as well and in response to adjustments in the number of servings required.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skill.

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.

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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Factor 3.

Physical Effort Primarily performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort.

Incumbent is subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, putting, and bending.

Frequently lifts or stoves objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

May be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and Scrubbing large-size Cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies.

May be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment.

Factor 4.

Working Conditions The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity.

The work area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is a danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped.

Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp Cutting blades, hot working services and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.

Factor 5.

Conditions of Employment Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children.

Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against Communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.

Must obtain and maintain a valid food handler card.

Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PI, 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).

Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training Certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’ s Child and Youth Programs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 18 years of age.

High School Diploma or equivalent.

How to Apply

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