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Arlington, Virginia
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Oct 5, 2023

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The Firearms Specialist provides a Dress Blue Experience, and executes departmental procedures and follows all firearms regulations. Reports to the Department Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Operations Manager or Store Manager.

Focuses on delivering a best in class customer experience and driving strong customer engagement with the firearms department. Focuses on solution based selling, offering applicable accessories and services to the customer in addition to the firearm. Required to strictly adhere to all governing bodies' processes/requirements including but not limited to: ATF, FFL, DOD, Marine Corps, State, Corporate and local command for selling, handling, receiving, transferring, inventory management, and records management for all weapons and ammunitions.

Communicates with management to support customer inventory requests and general business needs. Uses exception reporting to identify merchandise categories requiring corrective action to protect sales and customer service levels. Follows the special order process according to standard processes. Supports advertisement and promotional set up requirements including, merchandising, signing, pricing and other tasks as needed.

Must be flexible to support the operations of the building/command they work in. Will actively engage with Sales Managers on all departmental operations including ensuring RIMA (Retail Inventory Management Application) scans are completed and follow through is executed to include inventory adjustments when necessary. Supports and participates year-end inventory planning, execution and researching variance reports.

Will be asked to support store operations in areas of POGs (Planograms), replenishing the sales floor, managing on hand integrity, receiving of products, backroom organization, customer program engagement, cash register duties and other operational tasks both within and outside of the assigned department. May be periodically assigned to work in other areas of the store (outside firearms) when firearms workload is not present, is significantly diminished, or there is more staffing than required workload within firearms.

Mentors, trains and leads by example for firearms employees to achieve best practice and brand standards.

Maintains highest service levels, and communicating with all stakeholders, including customers, associates and all management levels. Completes all required training to maintain Firearms eligibility. May work outside of retail in other firearms activities within MCCS including but not limited to the firing range, or target practice facility.

May maintain some or all key holder standards; Opening, closing, vendor management, light custodial duties and register operations/cash handling. May require additional training, certifications or licenses as required by the business / position including but not limited to, food safety training and military star card access. Participates in year-end inventory. Identifies and communicates potential risk of loss and/or theft.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Delivers a Dress Blue Experience to all customers throughout the customer's shopping journey every day. Strongly promotes the cultivation of MCX corporate culture, mission, core values and promotes Marine Corps Community Services at the store level. Articulates MCX value stories and engages with all management and team members through conversations, modeling behaviors, supporting store team-centric initiatives and driving team member satisfaction. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs other duties as assigned. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 45 lbs. with assistance may be required. May require loading and unloading of trucks, carts, or pallets


Conditions of Employment

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of sales associate or sales lead experience in a retail environment. Two years of specialty retail experience with firearms, tactical and outdoor sporting goods is preferred. Ability to learn, execute and train operating standards and procedures. Experience leading by example and showcasing best practice customer service and problem solving. Proficient in operating computer with knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook.


This is a "covered position" for the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act for Department of the Navy civilian personnel. Due to contact with firearms, or ammunition in accomplishing work, DD Form 2760 certifying whether or not a "qualifying conviction" for a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence has occurred MUST be completed. The continuing obligation to notify the immediate supervisor of any qualifying conviction through completion of DD Form 2760 is REQUIRED. Ability to successfully obtain/maintain a Tier 3 background investigation.

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



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