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Steward Cook

Job ID: 106766
Location: USA Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Salary: $38,142 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: CIVMAR Support Center
Contact: Military Sealift Command
Phone: 1-888-891-4072.
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Job Description
JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Announcement #: 14-820-01EX
Title, Series,
Grade (Code)
Steward Cook, WM 9972-15
(820)
Base Salary: $38,142 Per annum
Type of
Appointment:
Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: April 28, 2014 Closing Date Open continuously with
periodic cut-offs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States citizens who are not
currently employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as
civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation
expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: The Steward Cook (SC) is head of the Steward Division and
responsible for all food service operations, management,
sanitation, discipline, and training for up to 75
personnel within the Steward Division. The Steward
Cook’s primary function is to assure that onboard food
service operations meet the highest standards of
preparation, production, presentation, fiscal
responsibility and accountability for up to 700 personnel
daily. Similarly, the Steward Cook is responsible for
the maintenance of all physical spaces assigned to the
Steward Division. Incumbent reports to the Supply
Officer (where assigned) or Master (where Supply Officer
not assigned) for performance of all general functions,
including accounting operations and briefs management as
required. As Division Officer, it is expected that the
Steward Cook will comply with all instructions pertaining
to Personnel Administration, Financial Accountability,
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Supply Operations,
and submit accurate and timely reports. Required ability
to document performance and provide promotion or
assignment recommendations of Food Service Personnel.
Ability to prepare and submit performance evaluation
reports to the Master or Designated personnel as
required. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of CPMI,
DHAMS, EEO instructions and payroll guidelines. Ability
to provide recommendations for incentive awards,
recognize outstanding personnel performance and advise
personnel of Merit Promotion advancement opportunities.
Knowledge and ability to take effective measures to
minimize breech of discipline and recommend disciplinary
action as required.
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FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION: Responsible for the
preparation of the daily, weekly, and monthly menus for
the Master’s approval based on healthy heart parameters;
for the preparation of all culinary products served
following progressive cooking techniques, healthy heart
parameters, approved recipes, and instructions and
ensures leftovers are integrated into meal plans; for
overseeing, instructing and supervising food service
personnel in the proper use of all equipment located in
the galley and related areas; and for all health aspects
and sanitation criteria associated with the galley,
serving operations, and associated areas. Schedules meal
hours and supervises the service during each dining
period.
PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PROVISIONS: Establishes
endurance levels based on both in port and underway
periods to the approved cycle menu. Economically procures
provisions, through government and commercial sources, to
meet standards of mess operations IAW established
guidelines. Procures and utilizes the appropriate type
of provisions based on local availability and operating
status. Ensures all food items are monitored, utilized
or transferred to preclude loss. Controls inventory cost
based upon the cycle menu and established endurance
levels. Ensures timely receipt posting and distribution.
Inspects all refrigerated spaces and storerooms daily.
Knowledge and ability to meet MSC inventory effectiveness
goals. Knowledge of and ability to provide training of
Food Service personnel in the accurate procedures of
receiving provisions. Knowledge of and ability to
requisition from weekly Prime Vendor Catalog through Food
Service Management System (FSM). Knowledge of Prime
Vendor contract responsibilities/requirements when
receiving food items.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Must be able to effectively use
computer and applicable shipboard software applications
to include Food Service Management (FSM). Prepares the
Food-Item Request and Issue Document (NAVSUP 1282) for
all subsistence items issued to the galley. Maintains
NAVSUP 1282s on file for one year, ensuring that the
total extended amounts do not exceed authorized monetary
values as prescribed by General Mess Control Log (NAVSUP
338), Subsistence Ledger (NAVSUP 335). Maintains and
prepares other food service forms required to
substantiate the monthly General Mess Summary Document
Report (NAVSUP 1359). Ensures proper posting of the
different types of expenditures (surveys, issues,
transfers, and sales) and maintains required
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documentation on file for one year. Prepares for and
conducts spot, relieving, and 90 day inventory and
reconciles errors and adjustments immediately thereafter.
Accurately prepares and submits automated (manual if
required) monthly financial returns in a timely manner
and maintains supporting documentation for the
accountability file. Knowledge of and ability to
establish and maintain a Food Service Accountability file
as directed in the Supply Procedures manual (COMSCINST
40002). Ability to read, understand and process all
daily (automated) reports produced by FSM. Knowledge of
and ability to use office Automation software.
HOTEL SERVICE OPERATIONS: Responsible for posting
operating instructions and safety precautions on all
laundry equipment. Ensures standard solutions for
washing, bleaching, scouring, and bluing according to
type and condition of the articles being washed are
utilized. Ensures all appropriate personnel are trained
on the proper operation of washing machines, dryers,
steam presses and flat iron works. Ensures that proper
procedures for the accounting of clean and dirty
bedding/table linen, napkins, uniforms of food service
personnel, etc. are established and utilized. Required
ability to document performance and provide promotion or
assignment recommendations of Food Service Personnel.
Ability to prepare and submit performance evaluation
reports to the Master or Designated personnel as
required. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of CPMI,
DHAMS, EEO instructions and payroll guidelines. Ability
to provide recommendations for incentive awards,
recognize outstanding personnel performance and advise
personnel of Merit Promotion advancement opportunities.
Knowledge and ability to take effective measures to
minimize breech of discipline and recommend disciplinary
action as required. In-depth knowledge of health aspects
and sanitation criteria associated with staterooms,
bathrooms, passageways, and laundry spaces. Ability to
schedule work assignments for Supply Utilityman (SU)
working in Laundry and Habitability areas. Ability to
community effectively both orally and in writing using
the English language.
Everything in this Position Description is considered to
be an essential function of this position. Performs
other duties as assigned.
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Minimum
Eligibility
Requirements:
Must be a United States Citizen of at least 18 years of
age and possess and maintain a valid:
1. U. S. Passport with a minimum of 7 months remaining of
expiration date,
2. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s
Document (MMD), or Merchant Mariner Credential
(MMC), with a minimum of 10 months remaining of
expiration date with the following endorsement:
Steward Department Food Handler (F.H.)
3. Transportation Worker Identification Credential
(TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months remaining of
expiration date.
4. Must have two (2) years of specialized documented
experience. Specialized experience includes food service
operations, preparing menu items, and supervision of
culinary personnel. Related experience must have been in
one of the following:
a. Aboard a MSC vessel and completion of the
following: MSC Advance Culinary, MSC Food Service
Management (FSM), and current ServSafe Manager and/or
Department of the Navy Food Safety/Sanitation Supervisor
Course CANTRAC B-322-2101.
b. Previous military experience in Culinary (E-7 or
above), Completion of MSC Food Service Management (FSM)
and current ServSafe Manager and/or Department of the
Navy Food Safety/Sanitation Supervisor Course CANTRAC B-
322-2101.
c. A certification as an Executive Chef or higher
from the American Culinary Federation. Completion of MSC
Food Service Management (FSM) and current ServSafe
Manager and/or Department of the Navy Food Service
Supervisor/Manager Course CANTRAC B-322-2101.
NOTE: Applicants without the MSC Food Service Management
(FSM) course with previous military experience in
Culinary (E-7 or above) and/or certification as an
Executive Chef or higher from the American Culinary
Federation as per 4.b and 4.c above may be considered if
all other requirements have been met. These applicants
are required to successfully graduate from MSC Food
Service Management (FSM) training, as a new employee
within the probationary period, for continued employment
with Military Sealift Command.
Evaluation
Criteria:
Applicants who meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements
described above will be further evaluated. Documented
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knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training,
and awards contained in the application package and
resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree
to which applicants possess the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to
perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
for which applicants are being considered.
1. Knowledge and ability to operate and manage food
production and food services operations.
2. Knowledge and ability to procure, manage, and
receive provisions.
3. Knowledge and ability to efficiently manage a
galley/kitchen within established monetary limits.
4. Knowledge and ability to manage hotel service
operations.
Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience,
etc., will also be part of the rating process.
Conditions of
Employment
1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis
testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain security clearance
eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations
(arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical
requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization;
including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also
required. TB screening is not provided at the MSCarranged
medical examination, but can usually be
obtained from your personal medical provider or free at
any local public health clinic. If you have previously
had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or
REACTOR), another skin test is not required. You must
instead provide the medical department written proof
that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e.
INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine,
or that such treatment is not warranted as determined
by competent medical authority.
4. Attend and successfully complete all mandatory training
courses, including personal survival, which requires
the ability to float in the water for a minimum of
sixty (60) seconds.
5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the
duties of this position worldwide at all times.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard
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environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at
all times.
7. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an
English language competency test.
8. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer
as the standard method of payroll payments.
9. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing
the English language.
NOTE:
a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if
the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled
appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the
language competency test, fails the drug test, fails to
disclose employment information, fails to report to new
employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security
clearance.
b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a
tentative offer of employment will be required to
provide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’s
Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.
How to Apply: All applications for employment with Military Sealift
Command must be submitted through
www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process.
To begin the process you must submit an Information
Request Form (IRF).
Your IRF submission will create a secure online profile
after which you will receive an email to verify your
account. Once verified, you will be able to complete the
application process. Applications for this position can
only be submitted during the announcement open period.
Please note the email address you create will be used by
the Command to correspond with you.
In addition to meeting the minimum conditions of
employment, you will be required to scan and upload .jpg
or .pdf files of the following documents:
1. Front and back of United States Coast Guard Merchant
Mariner’s Credential (MMC), Transportation Worker
Identification Credential (TWIC), United States Coast
Guard license, and/or STCW certificate, and U.S.
Passport.
2. Relevant professional certificates as applicable for
this position i.e. American Culinary Federation (ACF),
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal, Global
Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Security
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Plus, etc.
3. If you are a current or former federal government
employee, a copy of your most recent Notice of Personnel
Action (SF-50).
4. If you served in the U.S. military service, you must
provide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge (DD-214)
that shows the type of discharge you received. This
information is located under the “Character of Service”
block of your DD-214. If you are claiming 10 points or
higher veteran’s preference you must provide supporting
documentation such as a completed Application for
Preference (SF-15) www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
Additional information on veteran’s preference is
available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. You will also
be required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisions
upon accepting the tentative offer of employment.
5. Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (if
available) and training certificates applicable to the
position you are applying for.
6. Job related honors, awards, and special
accomplishments; for example, military, government or
recognized professional organizations related to the
maritime field and performance awards.
You will be able to upload and store versions of these
documents in your secure online profile. NOTE: It is the
applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documents
scanned and uploaded are legible. You have the ability to
crop and view each document that is uploaded.
You will not be able to submit an application unless you
have uploaded the required documentation as indicated
here.
Applicants may be interviewed prior to being selected for
employment.
How To Contact
Us:
If you require technical support, please use the support
tab located in the top right corner of the Start the
Process page www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process.
This will generate an email a message for you to submit
your issue. Emails will be responded to during business
hours M-F 0800 – 1700 CST.
If you have any questions regarding the position or to
follow up on an application submitted, please email us at
civmar@marinersupport.com or call our toll-free
recruitment hotline at 1-888-891-4072.
NOTE: FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR
THIS POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY.
Federal job applicants who make a false statement in any
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part of the application could be turned down for the job,
fired after beginning work, or subject to fine,
imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001), or
other disciplinary action.
In accordance with Section 9902(h) of Title 5, United
States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of
Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon
appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement
contributions or participation in the Thrift Savings
Plan, or a supplemental re-determined annuity for the
reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement
annuitants (i.e. retired under Section 8336(d) (1) or
8414(B) (1) (A) of Title 5, Unites States Code) appointed
to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to
retirement provisions of the new appointment as
appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300 at
www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT:
1. Previous security clearance issues (intents to deny or
the revocation of security clearances).
2. Debts.
3. Previous felony convictions where actual time was
served in jail for more than one (1) year.
Any questions relative to this issue should be directed
to the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672.
MILITARY
SEALIFT COMMAND
IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER.
All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will
receive consideration without regard to age, sex, race,
color, religion, national origin, lawful political
affiliation, non-disqualifying disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personal
condition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability to
perform satisfactorily. Please visit
www.msc.navy.mil/civmar/eeo.htm for more information.
Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriate
shall be made by the agency as soon practicable, after
the initial application process and shall be made with
regard to all applicable statutes and regulations. If
assistance is required to complete the application
process, interested applicants should call our CIVMAR
Support Center at the above number and refer to the “How
to Apply” section of this announcement.
 
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