Store Worker

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
Full Time

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.

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  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • 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).  In order to be considered minimally qualified for the Store Worker position, applicants must meet the screen out element. 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.

    • Examples of qualifying experience include:
    • Ensuring the proper care and handling of resale grocery items.
    • Locating items for customers.
    • Rotating stock, stacking containers and participating in inventories.
    • Operating a computer system to calculate prices and label merchandise.
    • Arranging stock on shelves and in displays.

    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
  • Drug Testing: Not Required
  • Physical Requirement: Work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, stooping, stretching and reaching.  Frequently lifts or moves heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 50 pounds or more. 
  • 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:
  • This announcement establishes an applicant pool from which vacancies may be filled 90 days after the closing date.
  • Those selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two year probationary period.
  • All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent Standard Form (SF)50 Notification of Personnel Action showing tenure, grade, step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).
  • 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.
  • If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week.
  • Those selected for this position must submit a completed and signed OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment. You may complete and submit this form with your application and other supporting documents, if you choose.


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