Student Trainee - Store Associate (Pathways Intern) Eastern U.S.

Washington D.C.
Feb 21, 2017
May 15, 2017
Full Time

This is a temporary appointment not to exceed September 30, 2017, with the earliest employment start date of April 16, 2017.

The cutoff date for this announcement is March 20, 2017.

Announcement extended to 12 May 2017. An additional cutoff of 14 April 2017 has been added.

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 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. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). 

  • Not Required

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  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • 1.  If you apply between February 21, 2017 -  March 20, 2017, you must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by March 20, 2017 (cut-off date).

    2.  If you apply between March 21, 2017 - April 14, 2017, you must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by April 14, 2017 (2nd cut-off date).

    3.  If you apply between April 15, 2017 - May 12, 2017, you must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by May 12, 2017 (closing date of announcement).


    Minimum Qualification:

    In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Schedule D, Pathway Internship Positions ,, applicants must possess 1 academic year of post-high school education by cut-off date or the closing date of this announcement.

    Education Requirement:

    One academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualification.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcripts in order to receive credit for that education.

    Transcripts must be provided by the cut-off date or closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and the list of classes and credits earned. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you must provide official transcripts prior to your appointment. Your educational institution can send official transcripts to DHRC-DDECAHR@DLA.MIL or 614-692-7835 (fax).

    Eligibility Requirement:

    In addition to meeting the qualifications above, you must also meet the following eligibility requirements by cut-off date or the closing date of this announcement:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.
    • Education enrollment MUST be at least half-time basis as defined by your educational institution.
    • Must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational intuition.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Must have at least a 2.0 grade point average at the time of appointment and throughout the duration of the internship.

    This announcement establishes a register of eligible applicants to be considered for this announcement. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on March 21, 2017.  Eligibility requirements must be met by cut-off date or the closing date of this announcement, depending on when you apply.

    For additional Information:

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Work Schedule: Part Time (hours may vary)
    • 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
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
    • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes; however some locations may be excluded
    • Drug Testing: Not Required
    • Physical Requirement: Work involves frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of items weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance.  Work also involves prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and climbing.
    • Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.
    • Obligated Position: No


    Other Notes:

    • We accept applications continuously during the open period of this announcement.
    • 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 for this position. 

    The selected candidate must sign a written Pathways Intern Participant Agreement which outlines the following information:

    Intern's Responsibilities:

    • Provide proof of enrollment as necessary
    • Notify the agency of any change in your enrollment status, and/or work schedule
    • Adhere to an established work schedule
    • Adhere to the Intern Program requirements
    • Participate in agency training classes or programs
    • Perform successfully the assigned duties listed in your position description
    • Observe all workplace rules.

    Q - Nonsensitive

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