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.
Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency do NOT need to submit supporting documentation. Your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes.
If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them at the 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 copies of your latest SF-50, showing your grade and salary.
Pay will vary by grade level/ geographic location and may fall within the range listed above. For more information about the pay tables used for a specific geographic area please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/ .
This announcement solicits candidates to fill Commissary Career Program (CCP) positions. Once received, we review your application for eligibility and determine your qualifications. Those found qualified are referred for selection consideration as vacancies occur, up to six months from the closing date of this announcement.
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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.
1144 Commissary Management
To qualify for this position, by the closing date of this announcement you must possess one of the following: (a) One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower 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. OR
(b) Qualifying education from a college or university 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: (a) Time after competitive appointment requirement: You must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment. (b) Time in grade eligibility requirement: You must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).
If you are relying on education to qualify, then:
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
Applicable to Stateside and Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam and Hawaii (Non-Foreign Areas) ONLY: * 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 .
Other Information: * Individual with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf. * 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. 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 Re-employed 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.
Applicable to overseas locations ONLY: * Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire. * Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years. * Information pertaining to tour lengths and duty can be found at: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/perdiem/browse/TravelRegulations/Appendices/appQ.pdf. * Additional information regarding overseas employment can be found at http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/overseas.aspx and http://aoprals.state.gov/.
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:
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.
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Application packages should include the following documents:
Transcripts: Required if using education to qualify. See Education section for more information.
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.
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 05/02/2018 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.
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/10169949.
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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 and eligible applicants is created and sent to the selecting official as vacancies occur. All applicants referred will receive a notification of referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once a selection is made, those referred and not selected will receive a disposition letter. The selectee will receive a tentative job offer.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496872000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/18/2018 to 05/02/2018
Salary: $37,223 to $80,380 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 6 - 10
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent