The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCAs goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nations diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture.
This is a developmental position.
The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $5 billion.
Must be a United States citizen.
Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
Ensures proper ordering, receiving, stocking, pricing, and selling. Ensures that all store items have adequate stock quantities, and manages the not-in-stock listing.
Works with vendors, contractors, and delivery personnel to correct item deficiencies. Provides administrative and technical supervision to department employees.
Manages the merchandising operations of the store and ensures that all end displays and special product promotions are properly displayed and promoted.
Inspects all merchandise equipment (e.g. freezers, refrigerators, etc.) to ensure that they are working properly and repair is not needed.
Contacts contractor representatives in event of problems and works towards a resolution.
Forecasts orders during peak times to meet customer demands.
In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1100/1144.htm and
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp Applicants applying for GS-09 must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR a combination of education and experience by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants applying for GS-11 must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level OR applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR a combination of education and experience by the closing date of this announcement.
In order for Wage System experience to be creditable, the experience must include at least 12 months as a Wage Leader (WL) or Wage Supervisor (WS). Holding a WL position for at least 12 months in a related occupation may qualify a candidate for grade levels up to the GS-7 grade level. Holding a WS position for 12 months in a 6914 or 7407 occupation may qualify a candidate for grade levels up to the GS-11 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience include: Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store. Managing a department in a retail food store; Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store. Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of commercial retail food stores. Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce, as well as front end operations.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks. To qualify for a GS-09 position, applicants must possess a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level (or equivalent) by the closing date of this announcement. To qualify for a GS-11 position, applicants must possess a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-09 grade level (or equivalent) by the closing date of this announcement. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade.
Substitution of education: Appropriate education may be substituted for or combined with experience. This education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx .
To be creditable, education must be in a major field such as business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position. The education must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position. This would be evidenced by on-the-job training in food retail management or an internship or practicum in food retail management.
Transcripts must be provided if you are using education to qualify. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
Conditions of Employment :
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE Authorized
Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
Security Requirements: This position requires the applicant to currently hold or be able to maintain a secret clearance.
Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): IS Authorized
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: May require the applicant to work in unusual or extreme temperatures. Requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of products weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted; occasionally more than 40 pounds with assistance. Involves prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and climbing.
Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Obligated Position: No
Other Notes :
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Applicants that have had a position change that involved a permanent change of station (PCS) move are deferred from referral consideration for a period of one year, unless the vacancy is within the local commuting area of the employees current duty station.
TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENTS: Applicants applying under MERIT promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. (Regulation 5 CFR 330.501)
RESUMES: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under Applying for a Federal Job. Please visit http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf for more information.
VACANCY SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
The starting salary listed does not include locality pay or cost of living allowance (COLA).
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
This position may be filled at the GS-09 grade level or GS-11 grade level.
As this position is being filled at the GS-09 grade level, the selectee is eligible to be noncompetitively promoted to the target grade of GS-11, upon meeting all qualification, performance, and regulatory requirements, and with the supervisors approval. Promotion is not guaranteed.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Knowledge of commissary or retail grocery operations.
Ability to lead and/or supervise.
Skill in resolving problems encountered in day to day operations.
Ability to meet and deal with diverse groups of people.
Ability to manage the merchandising operation for the store.
Ability to perform inspections of store equipment.
How you will be evaluated as a public candidate:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Additional information on Category Rating is available at: http://www.opm.gov/Strategic_Management_of_Human_Capital/fhfrc/FLX06010.asp .
The categories for this announcement are identified as:
Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Well qualified veterans in the Best-Qualified category who provide all applicable veterans documentation (see Required Documents for more information) and meet all experience and/or education requirements will be referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no well qualified veterans in the Best-Qualified category who have provided all applicable veterans documentation, non-veterans will then be referred for consideration.
How you will be evaluated as a merit candidates :
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: (For all applicants)
To determine your qualifications, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questions. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. You may explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANT: A former federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or re-determined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf ). This position DOES NOT meet the Department of Defense (DOD) criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants. Therefore, reemployed annuitants will not be considered for this position.
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