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Job opening: Store Worker (Forklift Operator)

Salary: $24 - 27 per hour
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Serves as the Fork Lift Operator in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties of a Store Worker (Fork Lift Operator). .


Performs a variety of duties involved in receiving, handling, marking, preparing, displaying and maintaining the stock of resale items. Involves regular and recurring operation of a forklift and may at store management's discretion, include order writing tasks. Determines the amount of shelf space to be used for various items within a department and estimates the space requirements for new items or increased quantities. Receives supplies, equipment, and perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable resale items in the receiving area of the commissary. Verifies shipments by checking the shipping documents, making proper notations on the documents, and identifying any obvious spoilage, damage, overages, or shortages. Operates a computer system that marks prices, calculates prices, and determines weights of merchandise. Read the entire announcement before starting the application process.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or national. Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. If selected, proof of citizenship is required.
  • Meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered with or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Appointment is subject to successful verification of identity and employment eligibility through E-Verify. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Appointment is subject to a favorable suitability or fitness outcome, as determined by a completed background investigation. New federal employees will be fingerprinted.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain clearance eligibility based on the appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Meet the physical requirements identified in the Qualifications section.


You must meet qualifications and requirements by the closing date. Per the OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, how you gained the skill and/or knowledge or the length of time you have spent in this line of work is not as important as what you can do and that you have the required ability or potential to successfully perform the duties of this position. Your resume should show your specific knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position in relation to each of the elements being measured. Examples of qualifying experience: stock turnover, shelf space allocation and customer preferences. Knowledge of brand names and sizes of grocery items or of the kinds and varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure the proper care and handling of certain items. Locating of items to assist customers, work practices to prepare, arrange or stack items together while maintaining safety for patrons and other employees. Preparing, arranging, or stacking items together for safety and neatness; rotating old stock. Operating a forklift. You will receive credit for all relevant qualifying experience (paid and unpaid), 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). Physical requirements: (1) The work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, or stooping, and using arm movements to fill the store's shelves and counters. (2)The work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, or stooping, and using arm movements to fill the store's shelves and counters. (3) While operating a forklift, the incumbent uses moderate physical effort in operating hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting and stopping the forklift. Strain is caused by the vibration of the forklift. You will attest to your ability to perform these physical requirements in the Questionnaire. As part of the online application process, you will respond to a series of questions designed to evaluate what you can do against what the work requires (job element method). This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). The SOE addresses the critical knowledge, skill, and abilities essential to satisfactory job performance. Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirement in the SOE are rated ineligible and receive no further consideration. The job elements for this job are: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Nonexempt Bargaining Unit Status: Covered Obligated Position: No Reemployed Annuitants Considered: No, DoD criteria not met. Work environment: Most of the work is performed in the store display areas which are well lighted and maintained at a comfortable temperature. The store aisles are often crowded with customers and grocery carts. When working in the storage area or loading dock, the incumbent may be exposed to hot or cold weather or damp or drafty conditions. 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, and bruises, or heat sealer bums. In addition, while operating a forklift, the incumbent may receive cuts, bruises and broken bones from shifting loads, toppling stacks, overturning forklifts, falling objects, or accidents with other moving equipment. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives Offered: No Telework eligible: No Remote work eligible: No


You may not use education to qualify for this position.


  • Address Defense Commissary Agency East 1300 E Avenue Fort Gregg-Adams, VA 22380 US
  • Name: DeCA DE East Servicing Team
  • Phone: 614-692-3911
  • Email: [email protected]