CYP Food Service Worker
- Announcement Number:
- NSS Norfolk Naval Shipyard VA
- Position Status:
- $17.25 - $18.69 Per Hour
- Who May Apply:
- Duty Stations:
- PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
- USA Jobs:
- Opening Date:
- Cutoff Date:
- Closing Date:
Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality early care and youth services in center-based (birth - five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). CYP Food Service Workers support the CYP food service team to ensure nutritious and healthy meals and snacks for children/youth. They assist with food preparation, transport food to classrooms, and perform other kitchen duties. **Located at NNSY New Gosport Child Development Center.***
Duties and Responsibilities
The CYP Food Service Worker performs various tasks or a sequence of tasks in food service preparation. Tasks consist of several steps that require attention to work operations and follow and established sequence of work. These tasks, which are summarized into categories related to food preparation and service, kitchen maintenance, and food storage, are summarized below.
Food Preparation and Service
Assist in food preparation with tasks such as peeling potatoes; cutting, sorting and washing vegetables and fruits; assembling sandwiches; and measuring and weighing ingredients.
Stocks food service carts with appropriate utensils, plates, bowls, food and beverages, as required for family style dining in the classrooms or activity areas.
Wraps, arranges, and/or packages items for serving to children and youth.
Transports food from kitchen area to classrooms or activity areas.
Returns carts, dishes, and leftover food to the kitchen and disposes of all food waste and trash.
Pre-rinses and washes pots, pans, dishes, glasses and silverware in either a mechanical dishwasher or manually according to sanitation regulations.
Cleans serving carts, food preparation areas, cupboards, drawers, and dishwashing areas.
Sets up and operates a mechanical dishwasher.
Removes inspection doors, strainer pans, screens, and spray arms for preventative maintenance and cleaning.
Scrapes, soaks, scour, and scrubs the heavier cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots which, because of their large size and weight, are awkward to handle.
Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks through the food service and related areas, such as cleaning ceilings; cleaning exhaust hoods; cleaning spaces under and behind kitchen equipment, including moving he equipment; washing floors and walls with powered cleaning equipment; cleaning walk-in refrigerators and freezers; and sanitizing garbage room.
Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner, adhering to NAVMED P5010 and all local policies and procedures.
Operates, breaks down and cleans all electrical equipment assigned to the area for food preparation.
Stores sanitized dishes and silverware.
Labels and dates all items in refrigerators and freezers and stores leftovers in accordance with sanitation and health standards.
Stores canned, boxed, and/or frozen items in food storage area.
Unloads food and supplies from delivery trucks.
Moves heavy garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area.
Responsible for complying with security, fire and sanitation rules, policies, procedures, and regulations.
Ensures compliance with U.S. Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and all pertaining standards, policies, and regulations.
Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.
A qualified candidate possesses the following:
- 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 sand 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.
What to Expect Next
Using the required qualifications of the position, a standardized rating and ranking criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used to screen and assess each application.
All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 4-6 weeks after the announcement closing date.
Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., Spam Blocker, etc.), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
We value our employees and considers them to be the greatest asset of our organization. As an employer of choice, we are committed to attracting and retaining the “best of the best” by providing comprehensive benefits that are a valuable part of the total compensation package. Our benefits package include medical, dental, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement and 401(k) savings plans, paid vacation, and sick time.
How to Apply
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The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national orientation, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, age, prior EEO activity, political affiliation, parental status, marital status, or any other non-merit factors.
Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.
Conditions of Employment Cont.:
**List Conditions of Employment**
“To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.”
Pass all applicable records and background checks.
Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.
Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual’s care.
Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.