COMMISSARY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (MERCHANDISING)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 30, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Position responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the category expert consultant by identifying category best practices.
  • Initiate and synchronize brand strategies/ priorities with patron strategies for a win-win outcome.
  • Perform analyses of data and processes and perform data gathering and identification of potential data.
  • Use analysis to develop trends, recommend solutions and provide data to Agency management as well as to a variety of government and private organizations.
  • Determine the baseline cost associated with DeCA's overall category performance

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 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 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.

Requirements

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 https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You must sign a Mobility Agreement upon acceptance of a position.
  • Must complete a conflict of interest questionnaire.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.
  • Category Management Professionals certification: Required to obtain within 18 months of appointment and must be maintain throughout appointment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.


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-13: 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.

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 and/or combining experience and education to meet the minimum 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."

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.
  • 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:
    https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/