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Officer's Club Food & Beverage Manager

Announcement Number:
MWR 87-2019
Food and Beverage
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$45,000 - $60,000 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 at River Cove Catering, which is part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. This position is responsible for promoting, booking, planning, arranging, staffing and scheduling parties, functions, banquets and other special activities at the facility and T-Bar locations.


Incumbent implements all marketing and sales plans in order to achieve assigned revenue/profit goals.  The booking strategies will maximize the profitable utilization of time, staffing and space in each function room.  Assists patrons with menu selection, procurement of decorations, entertainment and presentation.  Responsible for training food service staff in the proper serving methods, table setting service, customer relations and protocol.  Prepares catering contracts, accepts payments and records income.  Creates catering menus and brochures and promotes Officer’s Club facilities.    Inspects final arrangements for catered affairs to ensure all arrangements are met.  Schedules staff and monitors events to ensure star service is provided.  This monitoring requires in incumbent to be available for a varied weekly schedule, with changing hours and days.  Resolves issues or problems, ensuring customer satisfaction.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: A minimum of two years of specialized work experience, which clearly demonstrates food and beverage sales ability and operating a catering food service business with evidence of increasing profitability.    Experience in managing the administrative and operational elements of a catering 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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