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2024-D65H23-02-R2

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

School Kitchen Helper

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Havasupai Elementary School
Supai, AZ
POSITION TITLE & GRADE:
School Kitchen Helper, CY-7404-01 (20 HOURS PER WEEK)

POSITION INFORMATION:
Part time, School Year

$15.01 to $24.65, Per Hour
Includes Recruitment Staffing Differential of 25%

LOCATION:
Havasupai Elementary School, Supai, AZ
 
2024-D65H23-02-R2, Temporary NTE one year (Amendment Extend closing)


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05/22/24

06/24/24 - 04:00 pm, Mountain (Arizona) Timezone

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.

JOIN US AS WE INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION!

STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Incumbent will create and maintain a safe, positive learning environment to ensure the holistic development of each student and staff member through cultural, social, spiritual, physical and academic experience. Incumbent will support the Bureau of Indian Education’s mission, which is to provide high quality education opportunities from early childhood through life while considering a tribe’s need for cultural and economic well-being. In performing this mission, the BIE takes into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of school-aged children within their family and tribal community. To meet its trust responsibility to Indian Tribes, BIE works to strengthen education opportunities for American Indian students to be successful and competitive globally; to enhance student participation in their tribal communities; and support tribes in nation-building, in development of the next generation of tribal leaders.

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE TO 06/24/24
NOTE: This is a READVERTISEMENT. Applicants that previously applied will be considered and need NOT re-apply UNLESS to UPDATE their applications.

Within the framework of the established schedules and routines, the incumbent functions as a team member by assisting the School Cook with the following tasks:
• assists in the direction of students in the performance of assigned details in the actual accomplishment of work performed by students each mealtime;
• maintain the order of students during mealtime;
• cleans tables, chairs, beverage fountains and floors in dining room during and after each meal;
• assists the school cook in paring and peeling of vegetables for meal prep;
• assist with breakout of perishable and nonperishable goods from storage;
• prepare salads and salad dressings using recipe cards, using fresh vegetables and canned items;
• assist in loading and unloading of food and supplies and placing them in storage or refrigerator as directed;
• insure all items stored in coolers are covered and attach a label to indicate item and date;
• work in the dishwasher area washing pots and pans by use of a hand fed dishwasher, cleaning sink area and mopping floor area;
• check each piece of eating utensil for cleanliness at the discharge end of the dishwasher;
• assist the School Cook on duty where needed in the dining room or kitchen;
• assist in the inventory of all food items and assist the Supervisor with light cooking duties as necessary, including baking, light fry cooking and act as light duty line cook.

Assists in timely setting up food serving lines by placing hot and cold foods, condiments, drinks, etc., on counters; steam tables, buffet carts or side tables; replaces or replenishes items as necessary; assists with serving of food; removes food items and containers after each meal adhering to proper storage procedures.

Prepares simple menu items, such as beverages, fruit and vegetable salads, and simple sandwiches; arranges sick trays, sack lunches and simple snack items.

Works in the dish room, scraping and preparing food utensils for the dishwasher; loads and unloads dishwasher; stacks and stores food utensils. Presoaks and hand washes larger pots and pans, etc.

Maintains sanitation requirements throughout the food service unit including the outside areas. Sweeps and mops in kitchen area, food storage area and dining room. Assists in keeping garbage area clean. Cleans freezers, refrigerators, and stoves. Reports maintenance problems as necessary.

Assists in unloading incoming supplies and following proper rotation procedures for storage. Retrieves food items for daily use as requested.

Assists in preparing monthly and other required reports, including breakfast and lunch counts.

Proper supervision of students eating and assisting in the cafeteria is required.

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY:

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION LANGUAGE:

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: LOCAL (HAVASUPAI RESIDENTS ONLY)
NO GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AVAILABLE

Refer to BIE Job Category Standards for additional qualification requirements and substitutions for education. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the BIE Job Category Standard.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.


BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED is required.

Possess and maintain valid Food Handlers Certificate for the state where employed.
https://www.ihs.gov/foodhandler/


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Maintain valid Food Handlers Certificate.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.
Must complete annual medical examination


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be able to lift over 50 pounds and be in excellent physical condition.

Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted.
Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required except that some positions may be suitable for persons who are blind or deaf.

In most instances, and amputation of arm, hand, leg or foot will not disqualify and applicant for appointment, although it may be necessary that this condition be compensated by use of satisfactory prosthesis

Subject to pre-employment and annual Medical Examination.


BASIS OF RATING:

Once the announcement has closed, all applicants for this position will be rated based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on their resume. The judgement of qualification will be based on materials submitted, therefore, it is the applicants’ advantage to give complete thorough and complete information in a neat and orderly fashion.


SPECIAL REFERENCE:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration if selected.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
  • Contract Length: SCHOOL YEAR - TEMPORARY NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR
  • Tour of Duty: PART TIME SEASONAL - 20 HOURS PER WEEK
  • The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are NOT suitable for telework under any circumstances.
  • FLSA: NON EXEMPT
  • Position is covered by Bargaining Unit/Union - Federation of Indian Service Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 4521
  • One academic year (equivalent to two academic semesters) probationary period may be required. 
  • May require overtime work.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • A Recruitment Incentive IS offered. The Recruitment Incentive is an additional 25% percentage added to the salary of the position. Recruitment Incentives are paid throughout the contract period.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
  • Government quarters ARE NOT available.
  • Applicant is subject to a favorable background investigation. This is a Non-Critical Low Risk Position subject to a favorable adjudicated background investigation. 

The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. 

The applicant's current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted.
In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant's adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal.

After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.


NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.
HOW TO APPLY:

Required Documents

NOTE: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package to include the following:

  • Your resume which may be submitted in any written format of your choice. It must clearly identify the following:
    • Vacancy Announcement Number
    • Month and year of High School Graduation or date GED information received PLUS name of school, city, and state.
    • Complete contact information for employer reference (your supervisor) for last 12 months of employment. If none is available, you must provide a professional reference which is a person not related to you and who knows your qualifications and fitness for the kind of job for which you are applying.
  • Your resume must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. Your work experience must contain the following:
    • Job Title
    • Duties
    • Accomplishments
    • Employer’s name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending date (month and year)
    • Hours per week
    • Salary
  • Claiming Indian Preference: Form BIA 4432, available at Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (PDF), Verification of Indian Preference for employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  1. Food Handler’s Certificate: Copy of professional certification or licensure as identified in the qualifications and/or conditions of employment. You must submit a copy of your current and valid professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. It must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements (as applicable).
Additional Documents (Optional):
  • Cover Letter to resume: Cover letter providing your intent for employment and brief narrative of your qualifications or strengths for the position.
  • Claiming Current or Prior Federal Service: Copy of most recent SF-50, DD03434 or other accepted equivalent to SF-50, Notification of personnel Action, to identify prior Federal service and/or highest previous rate.
  • Claiming Additional Education: Copies of Official transcripts are preferred; student advisement and web-print outs are NOT acceptable submissions.

    Copies of Official or Unofficial College Transcript may be accepted for initial qualifications evaluation or pay setting. Transcripts MUST show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts.

    Upon tentative selection, you MUST submit Official transcripts for all colleges attended before final job offer can be confirmed.
  • State Driver’s License: Copy of licensure as identified in the conditions of employment. It must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements (as applicable).
  • Claiming Military Service: DD214 (member copy 4) for consideration of service credit for leave purposes.
  • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
  • Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

    *Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. 
    ** The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. 

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 06/24/24 - 04:00 pm, Mountain (Arizona).


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
HAVASUPAI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PO BOX 40, SUPAI, AZ 86435
 

505-563-5305

HOAI-MY THI WINDER, PRINCIPAL, 928-448-2901

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: HOAI-MY THI WINDER, PRINCIPAL, 928-448-2901

Application Deadline
  • Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by the closing date & time of the announcement.
  • Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their applications.
  • Applications become part of the official record and will not be duplicated or returned.
  • This office accepts telefaxed applications.
  • Applications mailed using Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and postal regulations and will NOT be considered.
  • This office does NOT accept applications via e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. 

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