Department Of Agriculture Curlew , WA 99118

Posted 6 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

Four positions will be filled.

This position is located at a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (JCCCC).

This position requires the incumbent to assist students, peers, and subordinates in understanding the relevance of, and promotes the development of positive social skills among students through modeling appropriate behavior, positive intervention, and positively intervening and teaching appropriate employability skills for workplace success.

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  • Prepares and cooks a variety of menu items including regular and special diet entrees and dessert items.

  • Adjusts standardized recipes for the number of servings required in large quantity cooking.

  • Maintains the proper temperature for all foods during holding, transport, reheating, and serving to assure quality control and food safety.

  • Perform yield testing for selected food items to determine the serving weight or volume after preparation and gather other test data to assist decision-making for purchasing and menu pricing.

  • Operates specialized equipment to cook food in large quantities and to rapidly chill and store prepared items. Reviews and ensures that stock levels support daily and monthly menus.

  • Maintains rotation of food inventories to prevent spoilage.

  • Provides assistance in ordering food according to daily and weekly menu requirements.

  • Keeps appropriate records and receipts for items ordered and received.

  • Under closer guidance, incumbent may prepare an entire meal which requires coordinating the cooking of several items with different cooking times and characteristics.

  • May instruct varying numbers of Work Based Learning (WBL) Culinary Arts students during assigned shift, as well as students assigned for kitchen police (KP) duties.

  • Employee is responsible for monitoring food preparation skills and providing oral instruction to WBL students.

  • Responsible for communicating achieved tasks via email, oral communication, informal evaluations and incident reports.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    7404 Cooking

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.

  • Must have or be able to obtain the appropriate State Food Handlers Certification(s) within 90 days of appointment.

  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment is conditional on negative results.


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.Applicants must show possession of the screen-out job element.

Applicants who do not meet the following screen-out job element will not be evaluated further.

Screen-Out Job Element: Ability to do the work of the cook without more than normal supervision

In addition to the above requirement, applicants will be rated on the job elements listed below:

Ability to do quantity cooking following written instructions

Ability to use kitchen utensils and equipment

Skill in dexterity and work safety practices

Work Practices (includes cleanliness, neatness, and concern for sanitation)

There is no substitution of education for this position.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


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