Meatcutting Worker

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Patuxent River, Maryland
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your application package. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process.

This recruitment is subject to restrictions of the DoD referral system for displaced employees.

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Responsibilities

Serves as the Meatcutting Worker in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to assist full performance meatcutters by performing the simpler tasks when processing beef, pork, veal, and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts for sale to patrons..

Position responsibilities include:
  • Assist journeyman meat cutters by performing the simpler tasks when processing beef, pork, veal, and lamb into retail and ready to eat cuts for sale to patrons.
  • Tray, wrap, weigh, and price cuts using automatic or manual wrapping machines.
  • Ensure correct prices by referencing price lists.
  • Replenish stock in display cases and rotates product to ensure wholesomeness.
  • Use, clean, maintain, and sharpens a variety of hand tools and power equipment.
  • Clean and sanitize work area to maintain required standards of cleanliness and sanitation.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • By the announcement closing date, you must meet the citizenship, age, Selective Service registration, and physical requirements.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • 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.
  • Appointment is subject to successful E-Verify check. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Additional Physical requirements: Work in areas where the temperatures ranges from minus 10 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Physical requirements: Walks and stands continuously while working. (B) Frequently lifts, pushes, and pulls pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds.
  • Physical requirements: Walks and stands continuously while working. (B) Frequently lifts, pushes, and pulls pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds.


Qualifications

By the announcement closing date, your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications. Per the OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations , how you gained the skill and/or knowledge or the length of time you have spent in this line of work is not as important as what you can do and that you have the required ability or potential to successfully perform the duties of this position. Your resume should show your specific knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position in relation to each of the elements being measured. See the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement for the job elements and the Required Documents section for information regarding resume requirements.

Examples of qualifying experience include: Working in the retail meat department traying, wrapping and weighing meat for sale to patrons. Cutting, trimming and boning meat. Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment.

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.

Education

You may not use education to qualify for this position.

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.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is Nonexempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • 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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The job element method is used to match what you can do against what the work requires. You will be evaluated on the following job elements:

This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). The SOE addresses the critical knowledge, skill, and abilities essential to satisfactory job performance. Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE are rated ineligible and receive no further consideration.

We review your resume, required and supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, verify you meet the position requirements, and adjudicate any claimed preference (e.g., veterans', military spouse) or priority (e.g., ICTAP). 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. The score you receive is a measure of your demonstrated or potential ability to do the job and it determines the quality category to which you are assigned. The quality categories are:

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.

Candidates in the best qualified category are referred to hiring managers before candidates in other categories. Within the best qualified category, candidates are referred in the following order: adjudicated veterans' preference candidates with 10-point preference, adjudicated veterans' preference candidates with other than 10-point preference, military spouse preference candidates, and candidates with no preference.

Neither preference nor priority entitles you to a Federal job. You must apply, meet the qualification standards and all additional requirements, and submit all necessary documents. Military spouses must be in the best qualified group in order to receive military spouse preference.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). 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 AND 2) be rated well-qualified for the position AND 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Well-qualified means you possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications. See the Required Documents section of this announcement for more information.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information and 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, series and grade level (for federal positions), and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. We use this to determine your qualifications for the position. Resumes without the required information will not be considered. We encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume. If you submit multiple resumes, we only review/use the last resume you submitted. Illegible documents will not be considered. Do NOT include photographs, links to social media such as LinkedIn, inappropriate material, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

2. Questionnaire: Required. Preview the questionnaire at https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11233000 .

3. Supporting Documents: As applicable. See below.

Claiming Veterans' Preference ? Your application package must include a copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the character of service. The Member 4 copy provides this information and is preferred. Additionally, if you are claiming veterans' preference under the following circumstances,
  • 10-point preference requires a Standard Form (SF) 15 , Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, AND the required documentation identified on the form. If your claim for 10-point preference is based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), you must include a copy of your VA letter (dated 1991 or later) certifying the service-connected disability of 10% or more.
  • Future military retirees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their retirement DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their retirement letter.
  • Future military separatees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their most recent DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their most recent active duty orders.
*A written document from the armed forces certifying the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certificate is signed. The certification must be on letterhead signed by the adjutant, personnel officer, unit commander or higher headquarters and include your rank, dates of active duty service, type of discharge, character of service, and, if applicable, the date your terminal leave begins. This document is sometimes called a Statement of Service.

Notes for those claiming veterans' preference:
1. Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed to a position unless on terminal leave or already separated.
2. You are required to provide your final DD214 upon issuance, if it was not part of your application package.
3. Within the DoD, appointment of retired military members to a civilian position within 180 days immediately after retirement is subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3326.

Claiming Military Spouse Preference ? You must be the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces, and your application package must include the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist AND proof of marriage to the military service member (e.g., marriage certificate, marriage license), AND a copy of the military member's PCS orders.

Claiming ICTAP eligibility? Your application package must include a copy of your agency-specific ICTAP eligibility notice or a copy of your separation personnel action form AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal AND a copy of your most recent SF 50 or agency notification of personnel action showing your current position, grade level, and duty location. Separation personnel actions do not include a certificate/notice of expected separation.

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