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Food & Beverage Assistant Manager

Announcement Number:
MWR 115-2019
Food and Beverage
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$35,000 - $45,000 Yearly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, Dewey’s, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. The purpose of this position is to assist the Food and Beverage Manager in the operations of Dewey’s business, performing a variety of technical, administrative functions and tasks.


MAJOR DUTIES: This position serves as Kitchen Manager to include Front House operations for Dewey’s. Incumbent serves as central point of contact for matters relating in day to day operation of Dewey’s. Stays abreast of all planned functions including caters events, private parties etc that are scheduled for the activity. Incumbent will have oversight and be actively involved in kitchen operations as well as be responsible for menu planning for all meals to include parties, banquets, and other contracted functions. Ensures well-balanced meals are prepared, determines quantity of food to be procured on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis, and amounts to be cooked. Contacts vendors to obtain prices of items and determines quantities to be ordered and prepares procurement forms for supervisors’ approval. Performs inspections of deliveries for correctness and quality of items ordered. Responsible for ensuring high quality presentation of food items/orders that leave the kitchen; receives and investigates complaints on the quality/quantity and/or preparation of food provided by employees assigned to the kitchen. Maintains records/reports concerning food services operation to include inventory, menus, recipes, purchasing and sanitation to name a few examples.  Ensures above standard sanitation and food safety requirements are adhered to and must be present for all inspections and audits and answer all questions for inspectors and auditors concerning food service operation.
Solves problems that may arise with patrons or employees in a tactful and diplomatic manner. Handles routine day to day problems as they arise. In case of serious problems, contacts the supervisor for guidance and assistance. Provides instruction and guidance to all staff members on functions taking place during their shifts. Works with bartenders, cooks, waiters/waitresses and others to ensure planned events take place as scheduled.
Issues, receives and controls cash receipts and change funds under custody. Verifies cash counts of cash receipts and change funds turned in by individual cashiers. Incumbent is responsible for maintaining the Navy’s standards for beverage and labor costs in conjunction with the efficient operation of the beverage operation.
Incumbent will provide on-the-job training to subordinates; prepares and submits work schedules for employees ensuring that all stations are adequately covered in the kitchen and front house at all times. Ensures all kitchen equipment is operating properly and notifies supervisor of the need for repairs. Interviews and makes recommendations to supervisor concerning hiring of employees. Recommends changes in personnel status and apprises Manager of work performance of subordinates. Exercises primary supervisory control over employees assigned to the kitchen and front house wait staff including scheduling, approving leave, counseling and disciplining employees and providing input for annual employee appraisals in accordance with NAF personnel instructions and EEO policies.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: A minimum of two years of management experience. Experience in managing the administrative and operational elements of a F & B program, including staffing.  Must be service oriented and able to carry out tasks independently.  This position requires a positive attitude and excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing in dealing with patrons, vendors and other MWR Staff.


NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of closing date.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424



EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

 SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.
To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders.


Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.

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