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Defense Commissary Agency Produce Department Managers in Watertown, New York

Summary

Serves as Produce Department Manager with responsibility to order, receive, store, display, price, and account for all fresh/perishable fruit and vegetable products purchased for resale. Personally performs any or all duties associated with the retail operation of the department.

Responsibilities

Position responsibilities include: Serving as Manager of the Produce Department in a commissary store. Ordering, receiving, storing, processing, pricing, displaying and inventorying all produce. Directing all department activities and providing administrative and technical supervision for department employees. 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 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

Qualifications

By the announcement closing date, 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-8: (A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-6 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military, OR (B) one and one-half years of graduate level education 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. 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 meet applicable time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment 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

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

Position is covered by the Commissary Career Program (CCP). If you re contacted for an interview and decline the interview or decline a job offer, you will be deferred from consideration for the six-month announcement period. 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. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized. If 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 is not obligated. Subject to an irregular tour of duty including nights, weekends, and holidays. Subject to occasional overtime. Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Position is not covered by a bargaining unit. Financial Difficulty 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). Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD referral system for displaced employees. 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.

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