Commissary Management Specialist

Fort Lee, Virginia
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time

Position responsibilities include:
  • Provides technical guidance on all phases of planogram (POG) creation and shelf space allocation for commissary departments and product categories.
  • Determines the most effective use of space based on store size, shelf fixtures, and product movement based on business rules, sales, and forecasted demand.
  • Uses commercial software to produce visual diagrams for each category for each section of the store by identifying where every product should be placed on the shelves.
  • Maintains a current library of category sets by store class, linear feet, and/or by store(s) and keeps those POGs current based on additions, deletions, or other changes to the categories.
  • Serves as a Commissary Management Specialist working with category managers and category manager teams.

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.


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 for more information.
  • ?Appointment is subject to successful E-Verify check. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at
  • ?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.
  • ?Mobility is a condition of employment. You must sign a Mobility Agreement upon acceptance of a position.
  • ?Direct deposit of pay is required.


Your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications and requirements. 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.

(A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-7 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military, OR (B) master's or equivalent degree, or two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D. (if related) with major study in business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position, OR (C) a combination of experience and education that equals 100% of the qualification requirements.

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.

As well as developing POGs using store, category, and product information. Refining category position or amount of shelf space based on sales data or industry trends. Using commercial software in the developing category and/or store level POGs for items stocked. Reviewing supermarket trade publications and other media in order to keep informed of new techniques or innovations in commercial sector. Researching various POG concepts and suggests techniques which will improve the operation of the POG function. Extracting Business Objects (BO) movement reports for various projects, store specific planograms, or expansion of planograms.

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.


Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

Foreign Education . If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

Additional information

  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • If 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 .
  • 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).
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • 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.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement up to 90 days after the closing date.