In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1100/1144.htm and http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level OR one and one-half years of graduate level education OR a combination of education and experience by the closing date of this announcement.
Examples of specialized experience include: Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store. Managing a department in a retail food store. Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of commercial retail food stores. Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store. Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce, as well as front end operations.
Wage Supervisor (WS) experience may be creditable. Holding a WS-6914 or a WS-7407 position for 12 months may qualify you for positions up to and including the GS-11 grade level.
Appropriate education may be substituted for or combined with experience. This education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx for more information.
To be creditable, education must be in a major field such as business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position. The education must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position. This would be evidenced by on-the-job training in food retail management or in internship or practicum in food retail management.
Transcripts must be provided if you are using education to qualify. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements:
Time-in-Grade: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-06 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for this position. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade.
Time after competitive appointment: Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501)
Conditions of Employment:
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE Authorized
Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
Security Requirements: Not Applicable
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: Most of the work is performed in the store display area which is well-lighted and maintained at a comfortable temperature. Aisles are often crowded with customers and grocery carts. When working in the storage area you may be exposed to hot or cold weather, or damp and drafty conditions. You may be exposed to differences in temperature when storing or obtaining items from chill or frozen storage rooms. There is a danger of minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, bruises and slipping on wet floors. Work involves frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of commissary products weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally over 40 pounds with assistance from other workers or by using weight handling equipment. Work also involves prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and climbing.
Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Obligated Position: No
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
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.
Applicants that have had a position change that involved a permanent change of station (PCS) move are deferred from referral consideration for a period of one year, unless the vacancy is within the local commuting area of the employee's current duty station.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
The starting salary listed does not include locality pay or the cost of living allowance (COLA).
DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit copies of your latest SF-50, showing your grade and salary.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Knowledge of commissary or retail grocery operations.
Ability to lead and/or supervise.
Ability to manage the merchandising operation for the store.
Skill in resolving problems encountered in day to day operations.
Ability to meet and deal with diverse groups of people.
Ability to perform inspections of store equipment.
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 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.
Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the positions minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications.
Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the positions requirements.
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.