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.
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This is an intern position. The intern program is intended to develop employees for placement into the management levels of the Defense Commissary system. The purpose of this position is to provide for the development of the incumbent through a combination of planned training and a variety of rotational work assignments in all departments of the commissary as outlined in the DeCA Career Intern Program guidance.The incumbent will be in a developmental capacity performing a variety of tasks in the grocery, meat, and produce departments. At the GS-05 grade level, the major duties are:
Occasional travel - May be required to travel by scheduled and nonscheduled government and/or commercial aircraft, as well as other modes of
1144 Commissary Management
To qualify for this position, by the closing date of this announcement you must possess one of the following:
(a) Three years of general experience with one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level 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. General Experience that provided an understanding of the basic principles of any of the following: merchandising, market research, sales promotion/advertising, or the accounting, administration, and/or distribution of goods and services. Such experience may have been gained in store worker, sales, clerical, or related work that demonstrated a familiarity with food retail operations and the ability to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
(b) Four (4) years of education from a college or university, leading to a bachelors degree, and accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/) and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement. OR
(c) A combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications. Additional information is available in the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url+GS-ADMIN, and the individual occupation requirements for the Commissary Management series, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/commissary-management-series-1144/.
In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following by the closing date of this announcement:
Time-in-Grade: Current federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-04 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
Time after competitive appointment: Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501)
If you are relying on education to qualify, then:
Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ 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 you 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 in internship or practicum in food retail management.
Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.
You may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
Position is being filled at the GS-05 grade level.
If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory, and when recommended by the supervisor. Promotion is not guaranteed.
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.
Individual with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf Re-employed Annuitant: 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: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
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.
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. http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx
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.pdf for more information.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
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:
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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.
Application packages should include the following documents:
Transcripts: Required if using education to qualify. See Education section for more information. OR Not applicable
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.pdf 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.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
Overseas Employees: 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 satus.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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.
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 10/29/2018 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, 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 tohttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10326915
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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.
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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.
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513375100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/10/2018 to 10/29/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 5
Salary: $28,945 to $36,630 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time