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Defense Commissary Agency STORE WORKER (FORK LIFT OPERATOR) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Summary

The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.

Responsibilities

  • 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 a 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.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application. Volunteer Experience: Your 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. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, a description of your duties, and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. 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) Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Knowledge of 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.

  • Knowledge of location 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.

Education

Education may not be substituted for experience.

Additional Information

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf. Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. Other Notes: Individuals with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiring_Policies.pdf 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 Two Year probationary period. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.

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