COOK Pacific Air Forces  Misawa, Aomori, Japan 

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is the air component command of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) and a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force. The United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa is the other USAF MAJCOM placed outside of the Continental United States. Its administrative offices are at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (formerly Hickam AFB), Hawaii. The Forces have fought in battle for more than 65 years, having part in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as well as Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi freedom. Pacific Air Forces

  • Part-time · Entry level
  • 51-200 employees · Armed Forces

About the job

“Learn more about this Pacific Air Forces agency” about the eligibility criteria and other important information. Primary responsibilities of this position include managing the Flight’s food ordering system and cooking and preparing basic food needs.


  • Prepares and cooks food that requires little to no processing while making sure that it is transported to Lunney Youth Center for School Age Program participants in a clean and safe environment.
  • Weighs, measures, and assembles ingredients.
  • Maintains accurate food inventories.
  • Maintains well-defined, essential tasks using tools and equipment such as grills, food processors, slicers, toasters, mixers, and pressure cookers while maintaining and cleaning them.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment by using health, safety, and sanitation practices, procedures, rules, and regulations. Requirements Employment Conditions Qualifications You must fulfill the quality level experience requirements outlined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in order to be certified. Handbook of Qualification Standards X-118C.

Qualification and Requirements

  • Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-7400. Requirements Employment Conditions Qualifications You must fulfill the quality level. Experience requirements outlined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in order to be certified.
  • Qualification requirements emphasis is given on experience quality rather than time. The ability to perform the duties of a Cook without More Than Average Supervision is a screen-out requirement for this position.


  • Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Awareness of the methods and procedures for preparing and cooking small amounts of food.
  • Awareness of the properties of different food, including their color combinations, flavors, consistencies, textures, temperatures, and cooking times.
  • Knowledge of food handling and storage practices.
  • Awareness of health, safety, and sanitation rules in order to maintain an environment that is safe and clean.
  • Quantitative math skills, including the ability to multiply ingredients and estimate servings per container, to estimate precise measurements for quantities needed to make required amounts..
  • Skill in making precise measurements and accurately weighing recipe ingredients. Skill in operating, breaking down, and cleaning kitchen tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; read and understand menus, recipes, worksheets, food labels, computerized food production sheets, and metric conversion tables.


In Pacific Air Forces employee usually lifts and moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds on their own, and on occasion, with the assistance of lifting devices or others at work, moves objects weighing more than 40 pounds. Working involves a lot of standing, moving around, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.


Frequently works in illuminated but frequently warm and noisy, spaces. Subject to the risk of knife cuts, steam burns, hot food burns, stove burns, hot grease burns, and hot water burns. Moving on concrete and tile floors can be difficult, and freshly mopped floors increase the risk of slipping. Burns from hot pans and ovens are dangerous. Utilizing powered machinery carries the risk of injuries.


For accepted unpaid or part-time work, credit will be offered. Each position held must be clearly described, along with the total number of hours performed each week.


Covers both paid and unpaid experience, as well as volunteer service carried out through National Service Programs (such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (such as professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social organizations). Volunteering helps in the development of essential abilities, knowledge, and skills that can offer beneficial training and experience that provides the way for paid employment. All relevant experience, including voluntary work, will be given credit.

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