Store Associate

Department of Defense Gulfport, MS
* 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 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.

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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 not to exceed 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: Other

* Security Requirements: Not Applicable

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Not Applicable

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

* Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

* Drug Testing: Not Required

* Physical Requirement: The work involves frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of commissary products weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance.

* Obligated Position: No

* Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.

* Those selected for this position must submit a completed and signed OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment. You may complete and submit this form with your application and other supporting documents, if you choose.

* Those selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two year probationary period.


See the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions,

In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions. To qualify for this position, applicants must possess one year of general experience or two years of education above the high school level or a qualifying combination of experience and education by the closing date of this announcement.

General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of Store Associate.

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.


Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See for more information.

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.