SUPERVISORY COMMISSARY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Incumbent serves as the program manager overseeing DeCA's private brand program and is responsible for the selection, implementation, and management of private brand grocery products within DeCA's category management structure.
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Responsibilities

Position responsibilities include:
  • Manages upstream relationships with private brand suppliers.
  • Develops private brand plans which offer patrons a lower cost alternative to national/regional brands.
  • Develops merchandising strategies, budges, sales targets, and profit objectives to grow category revenue and deliver a profit target collaboratively with DeCA category managers.
  • Supervises a team of private brand merchandising specialists performing category management work.
In accordance with the current CCP Manual, applicants are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their application/resume and must follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement in order to receive consideration. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process.

By 11:59 ET on the announcement closing date, you must meet qualifications, conditions of employment, and other stated requirements, and submit a complete resume and all applicable required documents. When choosing your eligibility or eligibilities, carefully read the explanation as it will identify additional documents you must submit with your application package to prove you meet that eligibility. All submitted documents must be legible. Illegible documents may result in you being marked ineligible. Additionally, failure to meet qualifications and/or requirements, submit a complete resume, submit required documents, or select an eligibility applicable to you will result in you being ineligible for this position. Applicants who disqualify themselves receive no further consideration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet the citizenship and Selective Service registration requirements by the announcement closing date.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or exempt from registration. See https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You must sign a Mobility Agreement upon acceptance of a position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • Must file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Interest.
  • May be subject to one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • May be subject to two year probationary period.


Qualifications

Your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications (below) for the grade level or levels for which you are applying. When using education to qualify, the education must have equipped you with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position, as evidenced by on-the-job-training in food retail management or an internship or practicum in food retail management.

For GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-13 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military.

Specialized experience is demonstrated knowledge of retail procurement and distribution methods; principles, procedures, and techniques of retail food merchandising and retail food store management; and developments in commercial retail food store items, equipment, and practices. Examples of creditable qualifying specialized experience include: (1) Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store; (2) Managing a department in a retail food store; (3) Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of retail food stores; (4) Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store; and (5) Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce supplies, as well as front-end operations.

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.

See the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions and Individual Occupational Requirement for the Commissary Management Series for more information about qualifications.

Education

For this grade level, you must meet the qualification requirement through experience alone. You may not use education to qualify.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized. If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving expenses.
  • Recruitment/relocation incentives may be authorized.
  • Most civilian PCS entitlements are now taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. More information is available at Civilian Relocation/PCS Tax Changes .
  • This position IS NOT obligated.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Financial Difficulty
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • 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.
  • Position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information.
  • Work of the position requires access to DeCA's business systems and is designated as IT Level II.
  • Travel by military and commercial transportation including air or land may be necessary in the performance of the officially assigned duties.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated against the qualification requirements and the following competencies:
  • Brand and Category management
  • Communication
  • Supervision
Application Review. We review your application package to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, and verify you meet requirements. If your application package lacks any of the information necessary to make these determinations, or the information is illegible, you may be ineligible for consideration.

Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic or virtual interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.

Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.

Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications.

Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position's requirements.

We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (See the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the positions' requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM ET on 09/20/2021.

1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information. Additionally, for each position listed, you must provide the employment beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year or month/year to present), number of hours worked per week, position title, pay plan (e.g., GS, WG, WL, WS) and grade level, and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. This information is required to determine your qualifications for this position. Resumes without the required information will not be considered. We encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or guide you in preparing your resume. If you submit multiple resumes, we only review/use the last resume you submitted. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

2. Questionnaire: Required. This preliminarily measures your background against the required competencies.

3. Supporting Documents: As applicable. Read your selected eligibility or eligibilities closely to determine which documents you must submit to verify your eligibility to apply. Submission of documents required to verify your eligibility applies to all applicants.

All current Department of Defense (DoD) employees can access MyBiz and/or eOPF to obtain copies of their SF 50s.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify: the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," Showing your Character of Service is required when claiming veterans preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veterans preference.

If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days: You must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

Documentation required: Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).

If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf, and a Veteran Disability (VA) Letter. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit; https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.