U.S Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency
$19.21 to $22.45
Open & closing dates
$19.21 to $22.45 per hour
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hanscom AFB, MA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
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 $6 billion.
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Assist journeyman meat cutters by performing the simpler tasks when processing beef, pork, veal, and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts for sale to patrons.
Tray, wrap, weigh and price cuts using automatic or manual wrapping machines.
Ensure correct prices by referencing price lists.
Replenish stock in display cases and rotates product to ensure wholesomeness.
Use, clean, maintain, and sharpen a variety of hand tools and power equipment.
Clean and sanitize work area to maintain required standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO: ALL UNITED STATES CITIZENS
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen
Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy
Work Schedule: Part Time not to exceed 64 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
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: Walks and stands continuously while working. Constant grasping of chilled or frozen meat products. Frequently lifts,pushes, and pulled pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds; assistance provided with hand trucks and dollies.
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 https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
Obligated Position: No
Other Notes: Those selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two year probationary period.
This announcement may be used to fill Additional vacancies for 90 days from the closing of this announcement.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
If you are selected for this position you will be asked to submit the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. This form may be submitted with your application and other supporting documents.
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.
Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.
Examples of qualifying experience include: Working in the retail meat department traying, wrapping and weighing meat for sale to patrons.
Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment.
Cutting, trimming and boning meat.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. This allows you to track your progress to a complete application package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays. Your application package status must be complete by 01/22/2018~
Education may not be substituted for experience.
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: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008.
Re-employed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted.
If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements:
Interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
Hand tool use and maintenance
Power tool use and maintenance
Dexterity and safety
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
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 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's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
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 positions' 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.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
Application packages should include the following documents:
- Resume: Required. To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume
for more information. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
- Questionnaire: Required
- Transcripts: Not applicable
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify: the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, Showing your Character of Service is required when claiming veterans preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veterans preference.
If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, h ttp://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days: You must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
If you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, indicate on your resume that you are applying as ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy you must be well-qualified for the position. Applicants must be well-qualified for the vacancy. Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors. Provide (1) a copy of the agency notice, (2) a copy of your most recent performance rating and (3) a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your current position, grade level and duty location. For more information on ICTAP see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
Additional required supporting documentation: Required documents vary based on the authority under which you are applying (i.e. current permanent Federal employee, military spouse, Schedule A, etc.). See https://tools.hr.dla.mil/downloads/USAStaffing/DeCASupDoc
for more information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 01/22/2018to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application. You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10115995
Agency contact information
DeCA EAST Servicing Team
Defense Commissary Agency East
4800 Mark Center Drive
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency
Website : http://www.commissaries.com
The Defense Commissary Agency, which is headquartered at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones.