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CSCulinary Specialist: Culinary specialists are cooks, bakers, dining area and living quarters managers in the Navy. It is commonly accepted that the "mess decks," or dining areas, aboard ship are the "heart of the ship," and the role they play in the morale of the ship is very important. CSs are needed on every ship in the Navy and at every shore base. Navy mess management specialists provide food services for admirals and senior government executives and run the White House Mess for the president of the United States.

What They Do: The duties performed by CSs include: preparing menus and ordering the quantities and types of food items to prepare the food; operating kitchen and dining facilities; keeping records for food supplies and financial budgets; serving as flight attendant aircrewmen; serving as personal food service specialists on admirals' staffs and for the commanding officer aboard ship or at shore bases; operating and managing living quarters aboard ship and at shore based motel/hotel type quarters.

Working Environment: Culinary specialists work in kitchens, dining areas, living quarters and storerooms where food supplies are kept. The work is primarily physical and involves working as part of a team.

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SSShip's Serviceman: General Info: Ship's servicemen manage and operate shipboard retail and service activities using microcomputers. This includes ship's stores, vending machines and video games, barber shops, laundry and dry cleaning plants, and tailor shops.

What They Do: The duties performed by SHs include: managing and operating retail and service activities afloat and ashore; using microcomputers to procure ship's store stocks, monitor stock levels and usage, account for sales and expenditures, keeping inventory records and generating financial returns; cutting hair in barber shops; handling cash sales and collections, and making deposits; operating and maintaining various vending machines and video games; managing ship's laundry and dry cleaning operations and tailor shops; operating various office equipment and cash registers.

Working Environment: SHs work in many environments, including in one-person jobs in ship's stores or barber shops and as part of a working team in laundry or dry cleaning plants. The work is physical, but the range of jobs allows people to learn shop management skills as well as retailing and marketing.

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Other Requirements: No conviction for any crime of larceny or fraud within the previous 36 months.

SKStorekeeper: Storekeepers are responsible for ensuring that all repair parts and general supplies for the ship, squadron or shore base are accurately ordered, received and issued through computer systems. In addition to accounting for supplies, SKs keep budget records for government funds used to resupply the unit. SKs learn warehousing, accounting, inventory management and transportation skills.

What They Do: The duties performed by SKs include: ordering, receiving and issuing spare parts, clothing and general supplies; serving as air cargo specialists loading airplanes with supply material; operating computer systems to account for all government supplies; keeping financial and inventory records for all parts in shore based warehouses and ship storerooms. perform duties associated with hazardous material control and management. responsible for investigating, receiving, transferring, and properly training in all hazardous waste from all navy commands.

Working Environment: Storekeepers work in offices, warehouses at shore bases, air cargo terminals at naval air stations and in storerooms aboard ships. The work is physical and they operate as part of the resupply team. The varied working locations provide an excellent opportunity for learning a wide range of inventory management, cargo loading, computer operation and accounting skills. SKs work aboard every type of ship and shore base in the Navy.

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