Custodial Worker
Department of Defense - Fort Campbell, KY

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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.

Organization Statement:
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 U.S. citizen.

Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.

• Maintains an orderly and clean specified area following general instructions regarding the tasks to be performed.
• Sweeps, mops, strips, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floors using heavy industrial powered equipment.
• Removes stains from a variety of surfaces such as rugs, drapes, walls, floors, and fixtures by use of chemicals and cleaning solutions. Washes and cleans windows inside and outside of building.
• Performs seasonal tasks such as the following: cuts grass, pulls weeds, and trims bushes. Picks up litter from immediate area outside of the building.
• Removes ice and snow from sidewalks, entrance ways, and other public pedestrian areas in and around the commissary.
• Assists in special preparations for displays, customer appreciation sales, holiday sales, or other promotion activities in the commissary.

Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, , the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge, or the length of time they have spent in a line of work, are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
  • Working as a janitor in a retail, office, or warehouse environment.
  • Uses machines (floor scrubber, power washers, and floor buffers) along with other tools (e.g. buckets, mops , cleaning cloths,cleaning solutions, squeegees) to do the job.
Conditions of Employment:
• Work Schedule : Part Time not to exceed 48 hours biweekly
• Tour of Duty : Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
• Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs : ARE NOT Authorized
• Position Sensitivity : Non-Sensitive
• Security Requirements : Not Applicable
• Overtime : Occasionally
• Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel : Occasionally
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) : Non-Exempt
• Bargaining Unit Position : Yes
• Drug Testing : Not Required
• Physical Requirement : Must be able to move and conrol heavy equipment, carrry and set up ladders and scaffolding, and work form ladders, and scaffolds. Must be able to lift and move ovjects weighing up to 40 pounds regularly and, occasionallyu, objects weighing 50 pounds or more. Works within the commissary indoor areas most of the time: however, occasionally must work out of doors to acomplish cleaning tasks. Is exposed to conditions inherent in cleaning tasks such as skin irritations and chapped hands from working with strong cleaning agents. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders and scaffolds and when using heavy powered equipment. Indoor work areas normally have adequate heat, light and ventilation.
• Selective Service Requirement : All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.

• Obligated Position : No

Other Notes:
• Applicants without veteran preference may submit an application; however, applicants with veteran preference will be considered before applicants without veteran preference.

• Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

• Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.

Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying poritions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements:

• Ability to do the work of a Custodial Worker without more than normal supervision (SOE).
• Work practices.
• Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
• Ability to interpret instructions, Specifications, etc.
• Dexterity and Safety. .

To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements, and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. If, after this review, we determine that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience we can and will adjust your score to more accurately reflect your qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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 minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s).
• Highly-Qualified : Candidates who posses the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position minimum qualifications.
• Qualified : Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position requirements.

We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manger 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 considerations

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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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