Commissary Management Specialist

Department of Defense Nellis AFB, NV
* 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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This is a developmental position. Work assignments are progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you to perform at the target grade level of a Produce Department Manager, GS-07. At the target grade level, the major duties are:

* Perform a variety of instructional assignments and tasks designed to develop knowledge of and skill in produce department operations.

* Stock produce department merchandise, learning to identify and distinguish among all types of fruits and vegetable products and grocery items which may be located in the produce department.

* Become familiar with and learn to use a variety of automated business systems necessary to effective produce department operations.

* Learn and practice all food safety, sanitation, handling and processing regulations and all safety regulations and processes associated with the operation of commissary machinery and equipment including power trimmers, knives, cutting tools, pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.

* Participate in planning and conducting inventories to learn the process and to understand the importance of proper ordering, pricing and storage techniques in meeting required accountability/.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position by scheduled and nonscheduled government and/or commercial aircraft, as well as other modes of travel, under conditions specified in the Department of Defense Joint Travel Regulations.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1144 Commissary Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a United States Citizen

* Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST On the closing date.

* Work Schedule: Full Time

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

* Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs may be authorized. If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.

* Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive

* Security Requirements: Not Applicable

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally

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

* Bargaining Unit Position: No

* Drug Testing: Not Required

* Physical Requirement: Requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of products weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted; occasionally more than 40 pounds with assistance.

* Obligated Position: No

* Mobility Agreement: Selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.

* Selective Service: All male applicant born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Please visit for more information.

* Conflict of Interest Statement: Not Required


To qualify for this position, by the closing date of this announcement you must possess one of the following:

(a) Three years of general experience with one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the next lower grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Creditable specialized experience includes: Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store. Managing a department in a retail food store. Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store. Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of commercial retail food stores. Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce, as well as front end operations. OR

(b) Four (4) years of education from a college or university, leading to a Bachelors degree, and accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education ( and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement. OR

(c) A combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications.

Additional information is available in the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions,, and the individual occupation requirements for the Commissary Management series,

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following by the closing date of this announcement:

Time-in-Grade: Current federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-04 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

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)


If you are relying on education to qualify, then:

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

To be creditable, education must be in a major field such as business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position. The education must have equipped you with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position. This would be evidenced by on-the-job training in food retail management or in internship or practicum in food retail management.

Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.

If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.