Army Installation Management Command Cook (CYS) NA-06 in Fort Drum, New York

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*Initial Cut-Off Date: Monday, January 22, 2017 (Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST)

*Applications received by the Initial Cut-Off Date will be reviewed and possibly referred to the Selecting Official PRIOR to the Closing Date of this Vacancy Announcement.

The area of consideration for this vacancy announcement is for U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens within the Local Commuting Area of Fort Drum, NY. This includes the counties of: St. Lawrence, Oswego, Jefferson, and Lewis. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) moving to the area within 30 days from the closing date of this announcement and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at various locations within Child, Youth, & School Services Division.

Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division (LI), is located in northern New York's picturesque North Country, one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing to winter sports of all types. Fort Drum is approximately 30 miles south of the Canadian border, 85 miles north of Syracuse, and 350 miles north of New York City. It is located with the Great Lakes to the west, the Adirondack Mountains to the east, and the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands in between.

Fort Drum's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Division is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants. The FMWR's vision is to be the driving force for programs and services that provide the foundation for the Army's home by increasing Soldier and Family resiliency, restoring balance, enhancing recruitment, readiness and retention for Soldiers and Families.

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  • Performs a variety of food preparation and cooking tasks such as cleaning, paring, peeling, slicing, dicing; grilling, frying, baking broiling, pouring liquids and mixing ingredients.
  • Prepares a variety of foods and desserts according to menu requirements.
  • Prepares and cooks a variety of more complicated/time consuming foods such as meats poultry, seafood, vegetables, stews, casseroles, gravies, sauces, and baked goods following standard recipes.
  • Operates kitchen equipment designed to mix and cook food items.
  • Uses, cleans and maintains power kitchen equipment, and keeps cooking utensils cleaned and ready for use.
  • Scrubs and cleans heavier pot and pans and keeps working area clean in accordance with standard sanitation requirements.
  • Apportions food into serving containers, and determines proper amounts food to be delivered IAW portions size and "second helping" requirements.
  • Delivers/collects meals/snack carts from facility areas to kitchen as required and/or aids in food delivery to other facilities/sites without cooking capabilities.
  • Provides food delivery methods to support appropriate age-group eating style (ie... family style dining in CDCs, self serve in SAS, etc...).
  • Meets with supervisor/staff to coordinate infant feeding plans and child/youth allergies/substitutions when required.
  • Assist with "on the job training" of other kitchen staff members, and serves as consultant to youth cooking clubs/health and fitness programs as required, and follows risk management procedures (i.e.. abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention etc).
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

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Conditions of Employment
  • 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
  • An employer referred pre-employment physical examination is required

Conditions of Employment:

  1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click hereto view form or copy this URL to your browser:
  2. Must possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  3. Must possess and maintain the physical ability to occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 40 pounds with the assistance of others.
  4. 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.
  5. Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-15 and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation is required.
  6. Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations IAW current Army and DoD policy including annual influenza vaccinations.

Qualified candidates will possess all of the following: * Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in the English language, particularly standard recipes, and detailed cooking instructions, AND * A minimum of 6 months work experience (ex: prepare basic food dishes, store foods to prevent spoiling etc.) working with professional kitchen appliances (e.g., kitchen knives, mixers, blenders, ice machines, stoves etc...) and equipment(e.g., microwaves, toasters, etc...). PLEASE NOTE:Your resume & application package must reflect the qualifications stated in the announcement and questionnaire to be rated eligible.

Additional information
  • Management reserves the right to reassign employees to other facilities.
  • Work schedule may be irregular. The incumbent may be required to work, nights, weekends, holidays and/or special events.
  • 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.
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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 - 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

Not Applicable

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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 hereto 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:

  • DD-214
  • SITUATIONAL: Military PCS Orders & Marriage Certificate, DA 3434, DA 3433
  • Resume
  • SF-50
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application package electronically at and search for Vacancy Number (VN) NENAFBN1810116021SR.

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

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 01/11/2018 to 05/15/2018

Salary: $12.99 to $15.15 per hour Most individuals will be brought in at the Step 1 rate of pay which is $12.99 per hour

Pay scale & grade: NA 6

Work schedule: Part-Time - 20 Hours

Appointment type: Permanent