Fort Lee, Virginia
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time

Serves as the Business Management Specialist in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position serves as a program manger providing technical guidance to the HQ DeCA staff and individual stores on or all phases of commissary operations as it relates to a variety of special initiatives encompassing various functional specialties, such as the swell allowance program, in-store advertising programs, scholarship program and in-store merchandising sales enhancers.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Acts as primary point of contact on Agency's scholarship swell allowance, and other related rack/cooler programs.
  • Serves as project lead or program manager for programs assigned to the Sales division managing programs through their lifecycle.
  • Develops annual promotional plan theme events and calendar (with display package dates).
  • Review promotional items from category teams and develops promotional display packages.
  • Works with DeCA's Public Affairs Office and Business Development's Social Media Team to increase awareness
    of promotional package through publication on the web, social media, and conventional print material to help
    create patron excitement and compliment the Agency sales objectives.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. 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 by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration.
  • May be subject to successful E-Verify check. See more information at
  • May be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required: Yes
  • Work environment: Work is usually performed in an office environment.
  • Physical Requirements: Work is usually sedentary. Position calls for a person in good health with ability to work under pressure.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.
  • Work Schedule: Regular Schedule; Full Time


See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information. This position is covered under Clerical and Administrative Positions.

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-12 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military.

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.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience:
  • Plans, organizes, and directs team study and negotiates effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations which involve agency resources and may require changes in established procedures.
  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
  • Knowledge of contracting and procurement sufficient enough to perform work as the Contracting Officer
    Representative on projects related to In-Store Advertising

You must also meet the following requirements by the announcement closing date:
  • Current and former federal employees in either the competitive or excepted service and current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade . You must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (GS-12) to be eligible for promotion. See the Required Documents section to learn what documents are necessary to show you meet this requirement.
  • Current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens."


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.
  • 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 Exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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: