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Cook NA-4

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    This position is a Flexible position and there are no benefit entitlements.

    Flexible positions will normally be scheduled 0-40 hours per week dependent upon the needs of the organization. There is no set guaranteed number of hours for flexible positions.

    Schedule will include nights, weekends, and holidays.

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    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

    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.


    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.

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    7404 Cooking

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  • Requirements
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    • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
    • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
    • A one year probationary period may be required
    • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
    • If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click here to view form or copy this URL to your browser:
    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 4 hours initial food sanitation and safety training is required within 30 days of employment and a minimum of 4 hours refresher training annually.
    • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-15j(1) to include a medical examination.
    • Incumbent may be required to complete a Tier 1 background investigation for a Common Access Card for physical access to federally-controlled facilities.

    1. Work experience in preparing foods and cooking simple foods and short orders in a cafeteria, restaurant, or mess.
    2. Demonstration of the following work behavior is desirable:
    a. Neatness and good grooming.
    b. Dependability.
    c. Ability to work under pressure.


    Additional information

    • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
    • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
    • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click here to view kit or copy this URL:
    • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
    • NAF Preference - Family Member Preference (OCONUS ONLY)
    • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
    • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
    • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
    • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
    • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
    • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
    • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted with your application:
    • Resume

    Optional: Our Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume (click here to view form or copy this URL into your browser: )

    The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • DA3434, DA3433, Spouse PCS Orders, Marriage Certificate, Transition Assistance Card, Must Upload All Required Documents
    • Resume
    • SF-50

  • Benefits
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  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
  • Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)
  • Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
    • If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form.
    • All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 14:00 EST on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.

    Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

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    Agency contact information JIC_CPAC_NAF NAF Ft. Benning



    Fort Benning, GA 31905

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    Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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Army Installation Management Command
Full time
Fort Benning, GA, US