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Meatcutter Leader

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Department Of Defense Fort Lewis , WA 98433

Posted 5 months ago

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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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  • Performs a full range of meatcutting tasks associated with processing beef, pork, veal and lamb into retail and ready to- eat cuts for sale to patrons.Advises patrons of storage life, temperature requirements, and thawing times of meat and meat products.

  • Ensures all sanitation requirements for meat preparation area are met.

  • Demonstrates proper work methods and may provide training to other meat department employees.

  • Checks work on progress and when completed, ensuring compliance with supervisory instructions.

  • Answers workers' questions regarding procedures, techniques, methods, policies, written instructions and other directives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    7407 Meatcutting

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions 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: 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: Walking and standing continuously while working. Frequently lifting, pushing, and pulling pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds.

  • Obligated Position: No


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.

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements:

Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Applying a full range of meat cutting techniques to include special order cuts of steaks and roasts(crown roasts).

  • Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tools, equipment and work areas to maintain required standards.

  • Assigning work to other employees in the Meat Department.

  • Providing training to other employees in the Meat Department.

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 CFR330.501)

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.


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