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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cook in Vicksburg, Mississippi


About the Position: You will serve as a helper to Cooks and perform routine and repetitive tasks incidental to and in the preparation and cooking of food recipes. NOTE: The duty location of this position will be wherever the MSU is located.

NOTE:This position is a full time, permanent, seasonal appointment. You will work approximately 4-6 months per year and be placed in non pay status when work is unavailable.

NOTE: This position is being advertised externally under SWGR207202143826D.


Reviewing menus, work sheets and recipes, and determining type and quantities of items required for number of persons to be served and recipe requirements.

Cutting and trimming to cooking size, and weighing or measuring portions and ingredients for regular or modified diets in accordance with menus, recipes, or other instructions.

Preparing raw and cooked salads, dressings, gelatin, custards, and other simple desserts.

Preparing and cooking sauces, gravies, soups, stews, casserole dishes, hot cereals, pancakes and french toast.

Cleaning and maintaining in sanitary condition, all equipment and work areas.

Sweeping and mopping floors, washing utensils, tables and refrigerators, and cleaning ovens and ranges.

Operating in accordance with safety regulations, various mixers, grinders, steam kettles, electric urns, and other powered and mechanical kitchen equipment used in the preparation and service of food.

Maintaining proper food safety for sanitation standards.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Cook without more than normal supervision. Duties include preparing food by using standardized recipes; adjusting recipes according to the number of servings; portioning food using knives or meat slicers. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc.Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentDexterity and SafetyKnowledge of MaterialsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Work Practices Working Conditions: Subject to cuts, burns, extreme hot and cold. Physical Effort: Work requires light to moderate physical effort.


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 13 position. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This position is Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative. This position is covered by the AFGE bargaining unit. All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for six months after the closing date.