Store Associate

Department of Defense El Centro, CA
* Duties

Help Duties 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 of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion.

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* Assist customers answering questions such as item price or location and handling bulky/ heavy items.

* Operate an electronic checkout system to record unit price, total customer purchase and make correct change.

* Perform a variety of duties in handling, preparing and maintaining stock levels of grocery and produce items.

* Review stock levels and gather inventory data in order to maintain the Computer Assisted Ordering (CAO) system.

* Prepare and maintain a variety of documents to order commissary items, reconcile invoices and submit requisitions.

* Maintain security, safety and sanitation practices and procedures.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen

* Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy

* Work Schedule: Part-Time 64 hours Bi-weekly

* Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

* Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: ARE NOT Authorized

* Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive

* Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

* Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

* Drug Testing: Not Required

* Physical Requirement: Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, carry and handle items weighing between 30 and 40 pounds without assistance.

* Obligated Position: No


In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions,

qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp applicants must possess the following:

Examples of General Experience: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Store Associate.

Applicants must possess at least one year general experience or have two years of education beyond the high school level that has been completed in an accredited business, secretarial, technical school, junior college, college or university or have a combination of qualifying experience and education.

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.


Appropriate education may be substituted for or combined with experience. This education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See for more information.

Transcripts must be provided if you are using education to qualify. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts as long as 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. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.

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