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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Perform a variety of duties involved in receiving, handling, marking, preparing, displaying and maintaining the stock of resale items.
Involve regular and recurring operation of a forklift and may at store management's discretion, include order writing tasks.
Determine the amount of shelf space to be used for various items within a department and estimates the space requirements for new items or increased quantities.
Receive supplies, equipment, and perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable resale items in the receiving area of the commissary.
Verify shipments by checking the shipping documents, making proper notations on the documents, and identifying any obvious spoilage, damage, overages, or shortages.
Operate a computer system that marks prices, calculate prices, and determine weights of merchandise.
Job family (Series)
6914 Store Working
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: Part-time not to exceed 64 hours bi-weekly.
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
Position Sensitivity: Nonsensentive.
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Not Required.
Fair Labor Standards Act: (FLSA): Non-Exempt.
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes.
Drug Testing: Not Required.
Physical Requirement: Work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, or stooping, and use of arms to fill shelves and counters.
Physical Requirement: Job will sometimes require exposure to extreme temperatures or conditions.
Physical Requirement: Position requires frequent lifting or moving heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds.
Physical Requirement: While operating a forklift, must be able to use moderate physical effort in operating hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting, and stopping the forklift, and raising, lowering and tilting loads being moved.
Obligated Position: No.
Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp , 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.
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.
In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements:
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)
Examples of qualifying experience include:
Knowledge of stock turnover, shelf space allocation and customer preferences.
Knowledge of brand names and sizes of grocery items or of the kinds and varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure the proper care and handling of certain items.
Knowledge of location of items to assist customers, work practices to prepare, arrange or stack items together while maintaining safety for patrons and other employees.
Preparing, arranging, or stacking items together for safety and neatness; rotating old stock.
Operating a forklift.
Education may not be substituted for experience.
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