The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.
- Serve as the Assistant Commissary officer, responsible for all store administration functions, fully share in the overall management, direction and control of the commissary.
- Analyze a variety of management reports to determine efficiency of operations and to recommend or implement changes.
- Develop budget estimates and monitor program obligations and expense targets.
- Act as store sanitation coordinator; establish controls for prevention of pilferage and ensure that sanitation, safety and security precautions are observed.
- Responsible for all personnel functions within the commissary, such as staffing, recruitment and the development of performance standards.
- Promote DeCA goals and objectives of the EEO and Affirmative Action Program.
- Represent the commissary at a variety of commander's meetings, such as the Commissary Advisory Council and Base Civil Engineering meetings.
- Monitor surveys, customer service training, and customer's suggestions and ideas.
Occasional travel - May be required to travel by scheduled and nonscheduled government and/or commercial aircraft, as well as other modes of travel, under conditions specified in the Department of Defense Joint Travel Regulations.
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Conditions of Employment
Condition of Employment
Must be a United States Citizen
Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST On the closing date.
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: May Be Authorized. If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.
Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
Security Requirements: Secret
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: Not Applicable
Obligated Position: No
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.
: Selectee is required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
(a) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the next lower grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Creditable specialized experience includes: 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.
Additional information is available in the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, ****GS-ADMIN, and the individual occupation requirements for the Commissary Management series, ****
In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following by the closing date of this announcement:
(a) Time after competitive appointment requirement. Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment.
(b) Time in grade eligibility requirement. Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent).
Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
- If selected, you may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
- Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
- 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.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE
: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders. Information for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the link below. -
Individual with Financial Difficulty: ****
: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted, irrespective of eligibility or qualifications. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: ****Reemployed 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.
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 competencies:
- Knowledge of Commissary Operations
- Interpersonal skills
- Management Experience in a Commissary or Retail Grocery Store
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Application packages should include the following documents:
Transcripts: Not Applicable
.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 ****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 you may not receive consideration for this position.
: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a 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.
Employees Serviced by DLA
: Civilian federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
: DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit a copy/copies of your SF-50, showing you meet the TIme in Grade and Time After Competitive Appointment eligibility requirements and are a current appointable DeCA employee with Career or Career-Conditional status.
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.
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. .
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
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 08/20/2018 to 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, , 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.
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Agency contact information
Defense Commissary Agency East
1300 East Avenue
Fort Lee,VA 22380
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 applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.
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