Job opening: Assistant Commissary Officer
Salary: $69 107 - 89 835 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Assistant Commissary Officers fully participate in managing all store activities, providing advice and guidance to other store division managers as needed, and assisting managers in developing major programs and departmental goals and objectives.
This position is covered under the Commissary Career Program (CCP).
You must meet qualifications and requirements by the announcement closing date.
Read the entire announcement before starting the application process.
Through subordinate supervisors they are directly responsible for the Front End, Customer Service and Store Operations Departments.
Managing all functions associated with store operations and business administration (e.g., accounting and budgeting, requisition and procurement; monitoring expenditures, program obligations, and expense targets; resourcing/UMD, coordinating/liaising with host command), and human resources programs and actions (e.g., staffing, recruitment, interviewing, performance management, Equal Employment Opportunity [EEO], Affirmative Action, etc.).
Reviewing financial, personnel and manpower, and statistical data reports to determine efficiency of operations and human resources utilization within all divisions of the store, and correcting deficiencies.
Ensuring store policies and management's internal controls are established and followed.
Collaborating with division managers to plan for and provide support for current and future commissary requirements while considering such factors as grocery industry trends, resale product and store equipment costs, stock turnover rates, supply fluctuations, lead time, and seasonal needs.
Exercising supervisory responsibilities for administrative division employees, to include assigning and balancing workload, conducting on-the-job (OJT) training, identifying training needs, preparing performance plans, assessing performance, recommending or finalizing disciplinary actions, approving/disapproving leave requests, and hearing and resolving employee complaints.
May represent the commissary at a variety of meetings: commander's, Commissary Advisory Council, Base Facilities Utilization Board, Budget Working Group, Base Civil Engineering, and host Antiterrorism and Threat Working Groups.
- Be a U.S. citizen or national.
- Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered with or exempt from Selective Service.
- Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as required.
- Be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
- May be subject to a probationary/trial period.
- May be subject to one year supervisory probationary period.
- Sign a Mobility Agreement upon accepting a job offer from HR.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
You must meet qualifications and requirements by the announcement closing date.
Your resume (and/or transcript if necessary) must clearly show that you meet the qualifications (i.e., specialized experience and/or education requirements) for the grade level(s) for which you are applying.
At the GS-11 grade level, you can meet the minimum qualifications through specialized experience, education, or a combination of the two. To calculate the combination, divide your total months of specialized experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. If they total 100%, you meet the minimum qualifications through a combination of specialized experience and education.
Specialized experience is written to the lowest equivalent grade level that meets the minimum experience requirement. What does this mean to applicants? Example: An applicant has one year of specialized experience at the GS-8 grade level and wants to apply for a GS-9. The GS-9 requires specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7. Since the applicant has specialized experience at a higher grade (i.e., GS-8) than is required (i.e., GS-7), the applicant may apply for the GS-9.
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:
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 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 supplies, as well as front-end operations.
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).
Education used to qualify for this position, in whole or in part, 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. Transcripts are required if relying on education to qualify. See Required Documents for more information.
For GS-11: (A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level, OR (B) Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. (if related) 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 specialized experience and education.
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. Your application package must contain proof you meet this requirement. See Required Documents for more information.
For GS-11: You must have 52 weeks of Federal service at or equivalent to GS-9.
Time after competitive appointment. Current federal civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since being selected for a non-temporary appointment from a competitive examination register of eligibles (an announcement opened to the public) or under a direct hire authority.
As part of the online application process, you will respond to a series of questions designed to evaluate your possession of these competencies:
Management Experience in Retail Store
Bargaining Unit Status: Not covered
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Obligated Position: If obligated, you occupying the position is subject to the former incumbent returning. If the former incumbent does not return to the position, your occupancy may become permanent. Tentative job offers identify if the position you are offered is obligated.
Those retired under CSRS or FERS considered: No. DoD criteria not met.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives Offered: None
may be qualifying if 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 a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses. See Required Documents for more information.
- Address Defense Commissary Agency East
1300 E Avenue
Fort Gregg-Adams, VA 22380
- Name: DECA 1144 Team
- Phone: 614-692-9215
- Email: [email protected]