Positions at MSC

Second Cook

Salary: $37,426

Duties

The Second Cook is responsible for the timely preparation and production of all menu items assigned. Additionally, he/she is responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the galley. Incumbent shall assist the Chief Cook in the efficient operation of the galley and shall prepare all assigned menu items in accordance with progressive cooking techniques and healthy heart guidelines, utilizing the daily production sheet and approved recipes.

Knowledge of requisitioning food provisions. Carefully inspect all ingredients prior to use, ensure that all provisions “broken out” are properly recorded and signed for on the NAVSUP 1282 and that the daily production sheet (NAVSUP 1090) is strictly followed.

Ensure subsistence items, supplies and equipment is maintained in a neat, orderly and sanitary manner; assist in the proper care of perishable leftovers; wrap, label and refrigerate all usable leftovers; and adhere to all sanitation procedures and personal hygiene standards.

Ability to use the galley/kitchen equipment safely and assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the galley areas and associated equipment.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  1. Must be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:
    • U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date; AND
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.
  2. MMC endorsement(s): Food Handler (FH).
  3. Must have at least one (1) of the following specialized experience.  Specialized experience is defined as possessing the following:
    1. — One year (12 months) of cumulative service as a CIVMAR permanent Assistant Cook or Temporary Second Cook. The experience as Assistant Cook or Temporary Second Cook must have been within five years from the closing date of this announcement.
      — AND Successful completion of the Basic Culinary course.
      — AND one of the following:

      • Armed Forces Food Safety/Sanitation Supervisor Course;  OR
      • Current Annual 4 hour Sanitation Course.
    2. — Previous military experience in Culinary (Pay grade E-4 or above) with at least one Culinary tour of not less than 12 months in a Food Production Capacity.  Military Service must have been within five years from closing date of this announcement.
      — AND Successful completion the Military Service Food Production course.
      — AND one of the following:

      • Armed Forces Food Safety/Sanitation Supervisor Course; OR
      • Current Annual 4 Hour Sanitation course.
    3. Current Certification as an Certified Sous Chef or higher from the American Culinary Federation.