U.S. Marine Corps CHEF EXECUTIVE, NF-04/RFT, CAMP BUTLER, OKINAWA, JAPAN, $22.00 - $27.00/HOUR in Camp Foster, Japan

U.S. Marine Corps
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Camp Foster, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Regular

Opened Tuesday 11/15/2016 (24 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/15/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Chef Executive for MCCS.

SPECIAL NOTE- This position is an overseas assignment tour of duty which may include Transportation Agreement, Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), Post Allowance, Environmental Morale Leave (EML), Home Leave and the following benefits:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to a 5% employer match.
  • NAF Pension Plan that is portable to other qualified government agencies. (May be eligible to buy back military service time).
  • International medical and dental insurance (on/off base).
  • Inexpensive life insurance covers up to 3x your annual salary.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance up to 60% of your salary.
  • Up to $10,000 a year for Tuition Assistance up to graduate level.
  • Leave Donation Program for life’s emergencies.
  • Professional training and development curriculum in technology and leadership.


JOB TITLE: Chef Executive



As an Executive Chef in the Food and Beverage Services Section, Business Operations Branch, MCCS, the position serves as the technical analyst in the planning, executing and managing of all food activities in the facility. Conducts necessary training of kitchen and dining room employees to insure standard preparation techniques and customer presentation. Establishes proper controls for management surveillance and integrates catering requirements into food service operations. Ensures sanitary food procedures, findings, and/or recommendations prescribed by any food sanitation entities, e.g., Preventive Maintenance Unit, are strictly complied with, followed, coordinated and implemented. Formulates policies in total quality food preparation and service for management review.

Advises the Club Manager of the status and visibility of the overall food program. Assesses food service related financial data and recommends actions to maintain financial solvency of operations in accordance with the MCCS Headquarters mandated food and labor costs.

Develops menu items utilizing skills and knowledge of culinary techniques and food chemistry, submits suggestions to management for review and implementation. Instructs kitchen staff in techniques of food preparation and cooking methodology. Develops employees' schedules for all kitchen and dining room staff and submits schedules to the club manager. Assists in cooking. Provides technical advice on functional arrangement of interior floor plans for kitchen and dining room facilities. Instructs dining room staff in techniques of food service and customer relations. Responsible for maintaining employer specified budgetary requirements.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact. Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Develops and ensures implementation of an activity safety program in accordance with the Base Safety Program. Conducts safety meetings at least quarterly. Advises employees of available safety regulations, instructions, materials and equipment. Promptly reports workplace accidents to the Human Resources Office. Ensures safety training is provided to employees. Complies with OSHA standards and takes action to correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Ensures employees understand safety infractions that can result in disciplinary actions, and follows through with appropriate action. Ensures minimal loss of duty by complying with “Return To Work” program initiatives, and following up on employee well being.

Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • See Duties and Qualifications


Must have a fair degree of physical strength and be capable of the below:

  1. Twists and turns about the waist while standing and sitting.
  2. Works effectively in extremely stressful conditions.
  3. Performs repetitive physical task that may require the ability to lift 45 pounds and carry objects of up to 20 pounds for distances of up to 50 feet.


  1. A current certification through the American Culinary Federation or other US accredited culinary academy AND/OR four (4) years of culinary managerial experience.
  2. Experience in supervising, scheduling, and training cooks and other kitchen staff in food preparation, presentation, and services.
  3. Knowledge in P&L; accountability and contracts and experience in managing food and labor cost and developing menu and pricing.
  4. Ability and experience in developing and revising recipes and menus.
  5. Ability and experience in establishing and maintaining quality standards for service excellence.
  6. Knowledge of applicable sanitation and safety requirements.
  7. Excellent social skills to develop positive relations with customers, VIPs, and visiting dignitaries.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.


Review our benefits

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service

  • People with passion for doing work that matters

  • Quality of Work Life Balance

  • Competitive Pay

  • Comprehensive Benefit Packages

  • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

Other Information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.



Salary Range: $22.00 to $27.00 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: NF-1101-04/04

Promotion Potential: NA

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to All Sources

Control Number: 456384500

Job Announcement Number: 23114