Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge, or the length of time they have spent in a line of work, are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application.
Examples of qualifying experience include:
Ensuring the proper care and handling of resale grocery items.
Locating items for customers.
Rotating stock, stacking containers and participating in inventories.
Operating a computer system to calculate prices and label merchandise.
Arranging stock on shelves and in displays.
TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENTS: Applicants applying under MERIT promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. (Regulation 5 CFR 330.501)
Conditions of Employment:
Work Schedule: Part Time not to exceed 64 hours biweekly
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT Authorized
Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive
Security Requirements: Not Applicable
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) : Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: Work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, or stooping, and use of arms to fill shelves and counters. Frequently lifts or moves heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds. Some work is performed in meat and/or produce coolers where floors may be slippery. May be exposed to differences in temperatures in storing or obtaining refrigerated items. There is a danger of minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises, or heat sealer burns.
Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or be exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Obligated Position: No
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your aplication 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:
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements:
Ability to do the work of a Store Worker without more than normal supervision (SOE).
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
Knowledge of materials.
Dexterity and safety.
Review Of Application Documents (For All Applicants):
To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements, and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. If, after this review, we determine that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience we can and will adjust your score to more accurately reflect your qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The categories for this announcement are identified as:
Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures. Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (see the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the positions requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.