Santa Rosa Ranch School
Sells, AZ


School Kitchen Helper, (TERM POSITION NTE 2 YEARS), CY-7404-01
Full time, School Year,
$14.53 to $23.87, Per Hour 

Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education,
Santa Rosa Ranch School, Sells, AZ
D54H11-23-001-R1 (Re-Advertisement) 

04/14/23 - 04:30 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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


This School Kitchen Helper assists School Cooks by performing non-cooking and light cooking duties. This includes loading and putting away food deliveries, rotating stock, cleaning and sanitation of entire food service facility, loading and unloading dish washers, mixing chemicals for cleaning, setting up serving lines, preparing food items prior to cooking, washing pots and pans, serving food to students, monitoring students assisting in serving, monitoring students’ behavior in the cafeteria, gathering and measuring ingredients prior to cooking, setting up condiments, and simple cooking duties. Cleans floors, tables, equipment, and utensils. Unloads and stacks food delivery items, unloads and stores clean dishes, sets up serving line, refills condiments containers, prepares sack lunches, serves food. Makes sandwiches, cuts up salad items, retrieves food ingredients specified in menus and recipes, rotates food, and other supplies, measures chemicals for cleaning. Operates dishwashers, hand washes pots and pans. May supervise students assisting in any of these activities. May be assigned to monitor student behavior while in the cafeteria.


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.


High school diploma or GED is required. Required to hold a Food Handlers Certificate (or equivalent authorization) valid for the state where employed. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

A valid state driver’s license may be required for some positions and must be maintained when required.


Term - 2 years NTE/may be extended up to 1 year

You will be offered a term appointment not-to-exceed two (2) years, which may be extended one (1) contract year based on workload requirements and/or program funding.

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 contract years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 2). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be converted to school year or year long contract without further competition.


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.

An annual physical examination is required. Incumbents may be required to wear personal protective equipment as necessary.


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.


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. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant's eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances.
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.


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.


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:

  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):

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 04/14/23 - 04:30 pm, Mountain (Arizona).


Santa Rosa Ranch School HC 02 Box 7570 Sells, Arizona 85634

(520) 383-3960
Tamara D Pablo, Business Technician
(520) 383-2359

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Tamara D Pablo, Business Technician, (520) 383-2359

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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