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Food Service Worker, Child Development Center

Announcement Number:
MWR 89-2020
Child Care
Position Status:
$11.37 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
See Below
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:

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Performs various tasks or a sequence of tasks in food service preparation for the CDC. Tasks consist of several steps that require attention to work operations. Follows set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments and follows an established sequence of work. Assists cook in preparing simple food. Assists in food preparation with tasks such as peeling potatoes, cutting, sorting, and washing vegetables and fruits, assembling sandwiches, etc. Wraps, arranges, and/or packages items for serving to children. Transports food from kitchen area to classrooms. Removes dishes, glasses and silverware in either mechanical dishwasher or manually according to sanitation regulations. Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas. Performs other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:  Ability to meet and deal effectively with a diverse patron base of varied rates, ranks and backgrounds. Must be able to operate in a fast-pace and at times, stress environment. Incumbent is the first line of contact with patrons and must be familiar with facility and be able to answer questions and give directions during extremely busy times. Above average customer service skills are needed to be successful at this position.
Must become familiar with and remain aware of emergence procedures (both MWR and Naval Air Station) in the event accidents or severe weather conditions arise. Must have or be able to get a valid Florida Driver’s license.


Qualification Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and high school graduate or equivalent. Speak, read, and write English. Satisfactorily complete background checks including NACI. Present favorable pre-employment physical and evidence of immunization and be free of communicable disease. Possess and maintain ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, stoop and stand on routine basis. Provide pre-employment documentation within three days of


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



NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be picked up at the MWR Personnel Office or can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.

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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