Assistant Commissary Officer
Department of Defense 1,677 reviews - Agat, GU
Full-time, Temporary

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The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s 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.

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.

• Responsible for all store administration functions; shares in the overall management, direction, and control of the commissary.
• Analyzes a variety of management reports to determine efficiency of operations and recommends or implements changes.
• Develops budget estimates and monitors program obligations and expense targets.
• Acts as store sanitation coordinator, establishing controls for prevention of pilferage and ensures sanitation, safety, and security precautions are observed.
• Responsible for all personnel functions within the commissary such as staffing, recruitment, and development of performance standards.
• Promotes agency goals and objectives of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs.

In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards Positions under the General Coverage for Administrative and Management Positions, and , applicants 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.

Wage Supervisor (WS) experience may be creditable. Holding a WS-6914 or a WS-7407 position for 12 months may qualify you for positions up to and including 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.

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 for more information.
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 applicant’s 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 be able to maintain a security clearance.
• Overtime: Occasionally
• 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 for more information.
• Obligated Position: No.
• Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): IS Authorized

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 period.
• Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
• This position is located at Orote commissary in Guam.
• 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 employee's current duty station.
• Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
• Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): IS Authorized.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies :

• Knowledge of commissary or retail grocery operations.
• Ability to interpret, develop, and apply policies, procedures, and operating standards.
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
• Ability to plan, organize, and direct store operations.
• Knowledge of personnel practices.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Additional information on Category Rating is available at: .
Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s).
Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications.
Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position’s requirements.
We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures.
Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (see the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the position’s requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.

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 .

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 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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