U.S Department of the Air Force
$96,970.00 to $126,062.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$96,970 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade
Term - 4 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Air Force Executive Dining Facilities Specialist, for the Administrative Assistant, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, by discharging the voluminous administrative and program functions connected with the operating of the Department of the Air Force's Executive Dining Facilities. The SAF/AAM team operates as a self-sustaining non-appropriated fund, focused on providing professional food service and catering support to members of DoD Senior Leadership within Headquarters Air Force (HAF), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and all sister services assigned to the Pentagon.
Prochef II, Chef de Cuisine or equivalent culinary certification and/or experience is highly desired. Completion of the Air Force Club Management Course is highly desired. Extensive experience serving executive food and service to DoD senior leadership and distinguished guests from is highly desired.
An uncommon tour of duty is required in order to support a seven day operation. Requires incumbent to attend hosted social and official functions involving extended work hours on holidays, weekends, and throughout the work level. The nature of the position results in the scheduling of duty hours to accommodate arrivals and departures of visitors.
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Serves as the manager of the OSD/Air Force Executive Dining Facilities (AFEDF). Plans, directs and manages all functions associated with this position. Independently determines needs and recommends major improvements in services and/or facilities.
Supervises cooks and food service workers. Oversees the preparation and cooking of all food and beverage items for dining and catering operations requirements. Develops menus, worksheets, and recipes and determines type/quantities of items required.
Incumbent will train subordinates. Opens and closes dining facility IAW local SOP. Updates and runs end of day report using the Point of Sale system. Deposits, transfers and withdraws funds from banking facilities.
Roasts, broils, bakes, fries, boils, steams, and braises meats, fish, poultry, and fruits/vegetables. Prepares/cooks sausage, gravy, soup, stew, casseroles, hot cereal, pancakes, French toast, and eggs. Makes sandwiches, salads, and dressings.
Operates, in accordance with safety regulations, various mixers, grinders, steam kettles, electric urns, and other powered and mechanical kitchen equipment. Cleans and maintains in sanitary condition, equipment, and work areas.
Serves as the food service POC and provides liaison for official functions and distinguished guests sponsored by senior leadership assigned to the DoD, SecAF, the CSAF, Members of Congress, State Department, and foreign dignitaries.
Develops Five-Year Capital and Expenditure Budget. Oversees financial operations to sustain projected expenditures and daily operations. Develops/maintains current stock records cards, cost card receipts, etc.
Formulates/implements policies, governing administration, sale, and control of alcoholic beverages in accordance with directives. Food services and details are coordinated with/through the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the SecAF.
Arranges guest lists, invitations, eating plans, place cards, menus, receiving lines, toasts, etc. Applies protocol knowledge, answering queries about official functions. Provides guidance on foreign protocol matters/solutions to protocol problems.
Performs supervisory personnel management responsibilities for military employees. Leads special projects. Plans/directs operations of food and beverage service activities, including food purchase, beverages, supplies and fixed furniture/equipment.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Administrative Assistants, Executive
Executive Administrative Assistants
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance
PCS expenses are not authorized
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
Must be able to obtain and maintain a government travel card
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-13: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12 or its equivalent). Examples of specialized experience includes working in a managerial capacity in a food and beverage facility where association with protocol and dealing with the highest level of ranking military, civilian, and foreign dignitaries was required; extensive experience working with proper methods of preparation of American and International cuisine and its presentation, including expertise of tabletop service; and, work where the incumbent gained comprehensive knowledge of accounting, budget and supply procedures and the ability to develop, plan, and execute financial capital and expenditure budget. Other specialized experience could come from work where the incumbent gained comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and recommended improvements; experience working in Senior Leadership Dining Facilities; and work where the incumbent supervised a large staff and implemented EO rules and regulations.
(NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application package.)
Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of all facets of Food Services and Catering
2. Knowledge of safety, security and EEO regulations, practices and procedures.
3. Skill in preparing written forms, schedules and reports related to the obligation and expenditures of funds
4. Ability to present oral formal briefings, participate in informal discussions, and prepare written information clearly, concisely and effectively.
5. Ability to use commercial office software packages.
6. Ability to plan, organize and assign time-critical projects and assess results.
7. Ability to manage the work operations of multiple organizational segments to meet program requirements, goals, and objectives within available resources.
8. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions and staff of a small sized organization.
9. Ability to analyze, plan, organize, direct and adjust the functions and supervise, mentor, motivate and appraise the staff of an organization through subordinate supervisors to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.
10. Ability to make oral presentations on the budget, and conduct budget-related training to a variety of audiences.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click Learn more about this agency button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here
. To be BEST-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here
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Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Term Appointments: If you are selected for a term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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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.
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.
The resume/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 insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here
to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming. Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/18/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10161213
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
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. The Vacancy ID is 10161213
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Agency contact information
Customer Service Pentagon Customer Service Pentagon
HQ USAFSE - Pentagon
1460 Air Force Pentagon, Room 4A928
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