EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SALES MARKETING AND LOGISTICS

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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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Responsibilities

  • This position is designated as the Executive Director Sales, Marketing, and Logistics of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), an independent worldwide Agency of the Department of Defense (DOD). The position is located at the Agency Headquarters (HQ) at Ft. Lee, VA.
  • Manages and directs all Agency operations affecting the following DeCA major components in the Sales, Marketing, and Logistics Group. Within this context, the incumbent serves as an expert senior advisor to the Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO) on all matters involving DeCA business practices and the various support functions required to enable professional management of the commissary system.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position via military or commercial transportation including air and land during the performance of officially assigned duties.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

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: Flexible
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: Authorized
  • Position Sensitivity: Critical Sensitive
  • Security Requirements: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: (FLSA): Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Not eligible for inclusion in a bargaining unit.
  • Drug Testing: Not Required
  • Physical Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Obligated Position: No
  • 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 https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • Mobility Agreement: Required. All newly appointed Career Senior Executive Service (SES) leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.


Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the three Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit separate written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so will result in a rating of 'ineligible.' When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You must limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at:
http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs.As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs). You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of the position that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Typically, this type of experience would be found within this field or a field that is closely related.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the three TQs and the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each MANDATORY TQ related specifically to this position. Your narrative statements should include specific examples of experience, education, and accomplishments, applicable to the position. Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per TQ. You are required to respond to all three TQ. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible.

TQ1 - Mastery in managing, supervising, and executing all Agency operations affecting the following DeCA major components comprising the Sales, Marketing, and Logistics Group: (1) Sales; (2) Marketing; and (3) Logistics.

TQ 2 - Extensive involvement and understanding of the development of legislation as well as government-wide and DOD-wide regulations, policies, and philosophies relating to the Military Services' short and long-range plans and its impact to delivering a military benefit.

TQ 3 - Mastery of, and skill in applying DoD or retail grocery technologies and trends to foster relationships with business partners, both governmental and non-governmental, to enhance customer service, maximize patron savings, and infuse new retail concepts.

Education

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf .
Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008.
"Re-employed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted.
Other Notes:
- Individual with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf
- 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.
- If selected, you will serve a two-year Senior Executive Service (SES) probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to the technical competencies, identified below, which are required for this position. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

Technical Qualifications:
TQ1 - Mastery in managing, supervising, and executing all Agency operations affecting the following DeCA major components comprising the Sales, Marketing, and Logistics Group: (1) Sales; (2) Marketing; and (3) Logistics.
TQ 2 - Extensive involvement and understanding of the development of legislation as well as government-wide and DOD-wide regulations, policies, and philosophies relating to the Military Services' short and long-range plans and it's impact to delivering a military benefit.
TQ 3 - Mastery of, and skill in applying DoD or retail grocery technologies and trends to foster relationships with business partners, both governmental and non-governmental, to enhance customer service, maximize patron savings, and infuse new retail concepts.
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
To determine your qualifications, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questions. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.
Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating. To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.
We will review your resume and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies identified as required for this position.
Applicants must choose ALL APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITIES in order to receive consideration for this announcement. Failure to choose any eligibility or select the wrong eligibility will result in non-consideration for this position. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please select ALL Eligibilities.
Understanding Eligibilities and Qualifications as Part of the Application Process: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/Eligibilities%20and%20Qualifications-CCP.pdf?ver=2018-10-16-084128-890

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Application packages should include the following documents
Questionnaire: Required
Transcripts: Not Applicable
Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following:
-Applicant's full legal name and contact information
- Description of your duties
- Number of hours worked per week
- Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position

- Written responses to all Technical Qualifications (TQ) as described in the announcement above.
- Written responses to all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) as described in the announcement above. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs.


Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume for more information.
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 the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
Overseas Employees: DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit copies of your current SF-50, showing your current tenure, grade and salary.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.