To qualify for this position, applicants must possess six months of general experience OR one year of education beyond the high school level OR a qualifying combination of experience and education by the closing date of this announcement.
General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of Store Associate.
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.
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 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: Part Time not to exceed 64 hours biweekly
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including 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: Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, carry and handle items weighing between 30 and 40 pounds without assistance. Work involves prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and climbing. May be exposed to differences in temperatures in storing or obtaining items in refrigerated rooms. There is a danger of minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, heat sealer burns, and slipping on wet floors.
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 selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position may be filled at the GS-03 grade level.
If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be non competitively promoted to the next higher grade when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory and promotion is recommended by the supervisor. Promotion is not guaranteed.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Ability to provide customer service
Ability to adhere to safety and housekeeping requirements
Ability to operate and electronic checkout system
Knowledge of store operations
Ability to perform clerical and administrative duties
Ability to communicate
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.