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United States Citizens Term NTE 1 year 1 day Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This is a TERM Position. This TERM appointment will be for a minimum of one year one day, and may be extended up to four years.
This position is for a Cook at Fort Benning located within the Martin Army Community Hospital.
Martin Army Community Hospital was opened in 1958 and is named in honor of the late Major General Joseph I. Martin, Medical Corps. Fort Benning's MEDDAC, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command, furnishes medical care to an eligible patient population in excess of 72,000 beneficiaries. Its primary facility is Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), Building 9200, conveniently located off I-185 and Marne Road. On 20 October 2012, Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia was surveyed and found to meet the requirements for the hospital accreditation program by The Joint Commission.
Fort Benning is located in the "Tri-Community" comprised of Columbus, GA; Ft. Benning, GA; and Phenix City, AL. Columbus (third-largest city in Georgia) is a growing community of 250,000. Besides being the home of the Best Army Installation in the World, Columbus houses the corporate headquarters of many leading companies. The stunning Florida gulf shores and Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours' drive. For more information, please visit /.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Prepare and cook simple menu items that require little or no processing. Prepare raw fruit and vegetable ingredients such as salads. Prepare food by peeling, chopping, and grinding, etc. Weigh, measure, and assemble ingredients for regular and modified menu items.
Mix ingredients according to written recipes. Set up and serve hot food. Operate, maintain and clean equipment and work areas in sanitary conditions. Disassemble, clean and reassemble equipment. Follow sanitation procedures in food handling and in cleanup. Follow safety procedures to avoid personal injury or damage of equipment.
Portions foods for distribution and meal service, and covers, dates, and stores leftovers according to established procedures. Sets up and serves hot food on cafeteria and patient tray lines. Portions food for individual servings in accordance with regular and modified diets as indicated by menu and production worksheets.
Stores leftovers as required by sanitation regulations. Operates/maintains and cleans equipment and work areas in sanitary conditions. Disassembles, cleans and reassembles equipment.
Sweeps and mops floors; washes utensils, equipment, tables, food warmers and refrigerators; cleans ovens, ranges and other food service equipment.
Follows sanitation procedures in food handling and in cleanup. Follows safety procedures while performing all duties to avoid personal injury or damage of equipment.
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.
All applicants must meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT which is: Without more than normal supervision, performed Cook duties such as prepare and cook a variety of menu items, set up and serve hot food, and operate and clean specialized equipment. Failure to meet screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) in the following areas:
Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean and in order)
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc, (other than blueprint reading)
Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Knowledge of Materials
Dexterity and Safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Physical effort is work requiring continual standing and walking with frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. Cooks frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift over 40 pounds with assistance.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Kitchens are well lighted but often hot and noisy. Work requires exposure to steam, fumes and odors; soiling of hands and clothing; extreme cold temperatures of freezers and refrigerators and heat of cooking equipment and ovens. There is danger of slipping on wet or soiled floors. Cooks are subject to cuts from knives or other equipment and subject to burns from steam, scalding, hot foods or grease.
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
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.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Personnel Security investigation required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires a pre-appointment physical.
Position requires shift work.
There is a requirement to wear a uniform.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
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. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onTuesday, October 28, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1244485. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
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 Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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