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Food Services Specialist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




About the position:

This position will be assigned to the Heritage Center Falcon Club on Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, New York.

The position is a regular part-time position, which means you are eligible for benefits and guaranteed to work at least 20 hours per week. Employees will be eligible for the use of the fitness center, lodging, and other activities. Position requires working irregular schedules, to include weekends, holidays, and all shifts.

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  • Responsible for the planning and managing of all food activities.
  • Uses culinary skills to perform as a working chef in the day-to-day operations of the kitchen and all aspects of meal preparation.
  • Instructs cooks on proper techniques and methods of cooking and preparing a variety of food items in the art of fine culinary cuisine.
  • Checks food during and after preparation for conformance with high standards of quality.
  • Ensures that all kitchen provide nutritious, safe, eye-appealing, properly flavored food.
  • Initiates the preparation and development of new and unusual food items, specialty food, and sauces.
  • Creates and plans new culinary menu items and recipes to support the interest of customers.
  • Plans all menus for regular meals and parties.
  • Formulates cyclic meal specials and menus for use in all food areas to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures current menu costs cards on all menu food items and the utilization of standardized recipes.
  • Assesses food service related financial data and recommends actions to maintain financial solvency.
  • Responsible for the security and accuracy of monthly inventories of supplies and foods.
  • Complete routine walk through inspections taking any necessary actions and meets all objectives for sanitations and environment requirements.
  • Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training.
  • Other duties include preparation of budgets, maintenance of payroll records, food costs, and reports.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1667 Food Services

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Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 07/15/2021

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:

Progressively responsible experience in quantity cooking, preparation of a variety of food items, menu planning and cost control of food preparation, inventory and storage procedures for food supplies and equipment, and procurement of food supplies and equipment. The experience must include supervising personnel. In addition, the incumbent must have knowledge of dietetics, planning culinary activities, and portion control.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Niagara Falls , Food Services Specialist, Other , Niagara Falls, New York

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