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U.S. Military Academy Cook NA-04 in West Point, New York


The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is for US Citizens and Non-Citizens within 35 miles of West Point, NY. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.) This position is located at the First Class Club.


Performing a full range of simple cooking by preparing and cooking items that require little or no processing, such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers, and fresh or canned vegetables.

Preparing hot cereals and concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces and gravies. Making cold sandwich fillings. Setting up and replenishing salad bar.

Operating a variety of kitchen equipment, Disassembling, cleaning and assembling component parts and accessories, following safety procedures to avoid personal injury and damage to the equipment.

Using and cleaning a variety of cooking utensils to process food items. Cleaning, storing, and maintaining all equipment and work areas after each use. Cleaning other work areas and equipment, on an established cleaning schedule.


Conditions of Employment


  1. Work experience in preparing foods and cooking simple foods and short orders in a cafeteria, restaurant, or mess.

  2. Demonstration of the following work behavior is desirable:Neatness and good grooming, dependability and ability to work under pressure. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Basic knowledge of food preparation methods and procedures. Skill to cook a limited variety of prepared foods or short order foods. Ability to read and understand written food service material, such as food labels, standardized recipes, and basic work instructions. Skill in performing basic mathematical computations to multiply ingredients in a recipe or to determine how many servings a container will hold. Knowledge of the various tables of weights and measures and ability to follow instructions to convert from standard to metric measurements. Skill in operating, disassembling and cleaning basic food service equipment such as griddles, broilers, and food grinders. Knowledge of basic sanitation, infection and spoilage control procedures. This experience must be reflected on your resume to be considered eligible for this position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: knowledge, skills, abilities, additional screening criteria and other characteristics.


Additional Information

Annual periods of non-duty, non-pay status is approximately 01 JUN through 01 AUG and 15 DEC through 01-JAN. To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume. Manual Application: West Point is not receiving manual applications at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in a manual application, please send your request to the email listed below with the Vacancy Number and the position's title. An application will be emailed to you. The completed application and supporting documentation can be emailed back. NOTE: Applications will not be reviewed for completeness and any incomplete applications will result in an ineligible rating. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating. Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date. Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid. Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest. Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view the kit, click: ). (If URL does not work, please copy and paste into browser).