Job opening: Produce Department Manager
Salary: $49 025 - 63 733 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Produce Department Managers order, receive, store, display, price, and account for all fresh/perishable fruit and vegetable products purchased for resale.
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Forecasting product demand.
Ordering, receiving, storing, processing, pricing, displaying and inventorying all produce.
Ensuring all resale items within the department are cleaned, trimmed, sorted, packaged, rotated, culled, and displayed in a professional and attractive manner.
Designing and directing, or personally participating in promotional and seasonal displays, and resets.
Grouping and arranging fruits and vegetables based on type, availability, quantity, and shelf life.
Inspecting and ensuring the department processing areas, display cases, and storage rooms remain neat, orderly, and sanitary, and comply with current sanitation and safety regulations.
Inspecting equipment and initiating required maintenance.
Ensuring everyone follows proper safety practices while using power trimmers, knives, cutting tools, etc.
Directing all department activities and providing administrative and technical supervision for Store Workers and other personnel engaged in the various tasks associated with Produce Department operations.
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 or receiving area, may be exposed to hot or cold weather, or damp or drafty conditions.
May be exposed to differences in temperature when storing items in or retrieving them from chill or frozen storage rooms.
There is a danger of minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, and slipping on wet floors.
- 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.
- Meet the physical requirements listed in the Qualifications section.
- 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-7, 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-7: (A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level OR (B) one full year 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 superior academic achievement, OR (C) a combination of specialized experience and education.
Physical requirements: (1) Lift, push, pull, carry, and handle commissary products weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally over 40 pounds with assistance. (2) Stand, stoop, kneel, bend, and climb for prolonged periods. 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 your possession of these competencies:
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]