Assistant Commissary Officer

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 22, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Full Time


Serves as the Store Administrator and Assistant Store Director, fully participating in the management of all store activities. Provides management advice and guidance to other store division managers, as necessary. Assists managers in the development of major programs and departmental goals and objectives, setting specific priorities and schedules to complete work.

Qualifications and requirements must be met by the closing date.
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Through subordinate supervisors is directly responsible for all activities of the Front End Department, Customer Service Department, and Store Operations Department. Manages all functions associated with store accounting and budgeting, ordering and receiving, personnel liaison actions, development of performance plans, public affairs programs, EEO, coordination/liaison with the host command; and other business administration aspects of the commissary. Promotes the goals and objectives of EEO and Affirmative Action Programs.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Serving as the Assistant Commissary Officer, responsible for all store administration functions, and fully sharing in the overall management, direction and control of the commissary.
  • Analyzing a variety of management reports to determine efficiency of operations and to recommend or implement changes.
  • Developing budget estimates and monitoring program obligations and expense targets.
  • Acting as store sanitation coordinator; establishing controls for prevention of pilferage and ensuring that sanitation, safety and security precautions are observed.
  • Being responsible for all personnel functions within the commissary, such as staffing, recruitment and the development of performance standards.
  • Promoting DeCA goals and objectives of the EEO and Affirmative Action Program.
  • Representing the commissary at a variety of commander's meetings, such as the Commissary Advisory Council and Base Civil Engineering meetings.
  • Monitoring surveys, customer service training, and customer's suggestions and ideas.

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 PM 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 and select at least one eligibility that applies to you. When choosing your eligibility or eligibilities, carefully read the explanation as it will identify additional required documents to include in your application package to prove you meet the selected eligibility or eligibilities. 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

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or National.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration. See for more information.
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. 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.
  • May be subject to one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.


Your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications for the grade level below.

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-11 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.

By the announcement closing date you must also meet the following requirements:
Time-in-grade applies to the promotion of current and former federal employees who hold or have held a permanent GS position in either the competitive or excepted service in the previous 52 weeks. Generally, you must serve at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be considered for promotion. See the Required Documents section for information about the documents to include in your application package to show you meet time-in-grade.
Time after competitive appointment . Current federal civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens."


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

Additional information

  • Position is covered by the Commissary Career Program (CCP). If you are contacted for a job interview and you decline the interview or decline a job offer, you will be deferred from consideration for the six-month announcement period.
  • Employees who accept downgrade assignments (i.e., change to lower grade) for positions filled through the CCP may be entitled to pay retention under certain circumstances. See DeCAM 50-18.1 , Chapter 6, section 7.
  • 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.
  • If Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized and 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.
  • 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 .
  • The specific position being filled may or may not be obligated. If obligated, you occupying the position is subject to the former incumbent returning. If the former incumbent does not return to the position, your occupancy may become permanent. Tentative job offers identify if the specific position is obligated.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • 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.
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

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:
  • Commissary Operations
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Management Experience in Retail Store

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, we may determine you are ineligible for consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM ET on 10/24/2021.

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 the 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. Illegible documents will not be considered. Do NOT include photographs (or 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. 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.

4. Standard Form (SF) 50: Required.
  • All current DeCA employees, regardless of location or human resources service provider, must submit a copy of a recent SF50 showing your current position title, pay plan-series-grade, tenure and position occupied.
  • If you are applying for a higher grade than you currently hold you must also submit SF 50s to verify you held the next lower grade level for at least 52 weeks (called the time-in-grade requirement). Some SF 50s dated within the last 52 weeks do not demonstrate you meet time-in-grade on their own (e.g., Gen Adj from the current year). You may need to submit two (2) or more SF 50s to show you meet this requirement. Examples of appropriate SF 50s include Promotion, Reg WRI, and SF 50s effective more than 52 weeks ago.
All current Department of Defense (DoD) employees can access MyBiz and/or eOPF to obtain copies of their SF 50s.

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