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  • Prepare entire meals/snacks which require coordinating the cooking of several items with different cooking times and techniques, planning the cooking process to produce meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) are served on time and at proper temperatures. Prepare and serve meals that meet USDA/CACFP food meal patterns and Air Force regulations, Also prepares special foods in conjunction with special events. Perform a range of cooking tasks by preparing and cooking items that require following standardized recipes with fresh or canned food items. Prepare hot cereals, broiled meats, concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces, and gravies, cold sandwich fillings, fish fillets and grilled or baked chicken, etc. Prepare and bake pizza with fresh¬∑ ingredients. Prepare food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring or breading. Weighs, measures and assembling ingredients for standardized recipes. Portion foods for distribution during meal service IA W family style dining requirements and¬∑ delivers to classrooms in a timely manner for established meal periods. Performs yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standardized recipes.
  • Follows food handler and Public Health requirements with regard to preparation, storing, cleaning, etc., to ensure a safe and healthy food operation and environment is maintained. Ensure all equipment, appliances, counters, sinks, floors. etc., are cleaned and sanitized appropriately, Clean inside and outside of cabinets. ovens, refrigerator, and other large appliances in accordance with established schedules using health/sanitation methods.
  • Prepare all meals and snacks meeting Air Force, DOD, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements following Serv Safe requirements, Follow approved and posted USDA, DOD, and AF menus. In the absence of the Cook Supervisor, complete food purchasing form IAW USDA menus and submit to designee for ordering, ensuring it is submitted in a timely manner. Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.

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Conditions of Employment

  • All new hires must comply with Executive Order 14043, “Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires.” See Additional Information section below for more details.
  • This position requires regular contact with children under the age of 18 and a favorable fitness determination to do so.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and one every three years thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain current record of immunization.
  • This position requires incumbent to be at least 18 years of age.
  • This position requires incumbent to complete a Food Handler’s Training and Certification.
  • his position requires incumbent to provide a copy of their HS diploma or equivalent.
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant’s eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 01/20/2022

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:
Must have one (1) year experience in and knowledge of food preparation principles and characteristics of food, and of planning processes to ensure entire meals are prepared and cooked on time. Must be able to perform yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standardized recipes. Must have knowledge of procedures to order, issue and store food. Experience and knowledge must have been gained in a grill, snack bar, restaurant, club or similar food activity. Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, read, speak, and write English, successfully pass a pre-employment physical, maintain current immunizations and be physically and behaviorally capable of performing the duties of the job. Must be physically able to frequently lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds, and occasionally over 40 pounds. Must be able to continuously stand, walk, stoop, reach, push, pull and bend for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler’s Certificate and/or complete food handler’s training.


This position requires completion of high school or equivalent.

Additional information

  • According to Executive Order 14043, “Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires”: New Department of the Air Force civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by their entry on duty (start) date or November 22, 2021, whichever is later. If a new hire intends to request a medical or religious exemption, the start date will be delayed until the exemption process is complete and applicant is either approved for an exemption, or becomes fully vaccinated.
  • Child and Youth Services is offering a $500 Recruitment Bonus for this position in the form of two (2) – $250 Bonuses. This bonus will be paid in 2 installments – $250 after 60 days of successful employment and $250 after 120 days of successful employment in this position. The Recruitment Bonus applies to new hires only and the new hire must sign a 120 days (4 month) service agreement to be eligible.
  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD).
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government’s interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.