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Store Associate

Job Details

Hiring Organization Defense Commissary Agency
Post Name Store Associate
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 15 To USD 20 Per Hour
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77001

Duties

Serves as a Store Associate working either independently or as part of a team in any assigned retail area of a commissary store within the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) system. Work involves performing the full range of standard Store Associate assignments and resolving recurring problems. Typical assignments depend on the individual store and store management requirements.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Assisting customers by answering questions such as item price or location, and handling bulky/heavy items.
  • Operating an electronic checkout system to record unit prices, and total customer purchases, and make changes.
  • Performing a variety of duties in handling, preparing, and maintaining stock levels of grocery and produce items.
  • Reviewing stock levels and gathering inventory data in order to maintain the Computer Assisted Ordering (CAO) system.
  • Preparing and maintaining a variety of documents to order commissary items, reconcile invoices and submit requisitions.
  • Maintaining security, safety, and sanitation practices and procedures.

The General Schedule (GS) Base Salary Table was used to identify the salary range appearing at the beginning of this announcement. Actual salaries depend on the location selected. Refer to Salary Tables to locate salaries for a specific location.

You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your application package. All submitted documents must be legible. Failure to meet qualifications, requirements, and/or conditions of employment or to submit a complete resume and required documents may result in you being ineligible for this position. Ineligible applicants receive no further consideration. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process and to follow all instructions.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet the minimum age requirement. See Additional Information for more information.
  • The appointment is subject to a successful E-Verify check. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • The appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • May be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Physical requirements: (A) Ability to lift, push, pull, carry and handle items weighing up to 40 pounds independently and more than 40 pounds with assistance. (B) Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, bend and climb for prolonged periods.

Qualifications

Your resume and supporting documents must show that you possess :

  • 1 year of general experience, OR
  • 2 full years of successfully completed education above high school that was complete in an accredited business, secretarial, technical school, junior college, college or university, OR
  • a combination of experience and education that equals 100% of the qualification requirements.

To compute the percentage of experience and education you have that meets the qualification requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours by 60. Add the two percentages. General experience is a progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through the National Service programs (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.

Examples of qualifying experience is a progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which would indicate the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Store Associate.

See the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions for more information.

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 the U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • The 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).
  • Work environment: You may work in hot or cold weather and/or in damp or drafty conditions, be exposed to differences in temperature in storing or obtaining items from refrigerated rooms or in the warehouse, and while working you may receive minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, heat sealer burns, and may slip on wet floors.
  • The position is not obligated.
  • The position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The position may be subject to occasional overtime.
  • Bargaining unit status applies to these locations.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • 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.
  • We encourage you to review the Safer Federal Workplace information regarding COVID-19.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications and on the following competencies:

  • Clerical and Administrative
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Electronic Checkout System
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Store Operations

We review your resume, required and supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, verify you meet the position requirements, and adjudicate any claimed preference (e.g., veterans’, military spouse) or priority (e.g., ICTAP).

If your application package lacks any of the information necessary to make these determinations, or the information is illegible, you may be ineligible for consideration. The score you receive is a measure of your demonstrated or potential ability to do the job and it determines the quality category to which you are assigned. The quality categories are:
  • Best Qualified -Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
  • Highly Qualified – Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications.
  • Qualified- Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position’s requirements.

Candidates in the best-qualified category are referred to hiring managers before candidates in other categories. Within the best-qualified category, candidates are referred in the following order: adjudicated veterans’ preference candidates with 10-point preference, adjudicated veterans’ preference candidates with other than 10-point preference, military spouse preference candidates, and candidates with no preference.

Neither preference nor priority guarantees you a Federal job. You must apply, meet the qualification standards and all additional requirements, and submit all necessary documents. Military spouses must be in the best-qualified group in order to receive military spouse preference.

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