MEATCUTTING WORKER

US Department of Defense - Cannon AFB, NM4.3

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
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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
  • Assist journeyman meatcutters by performing the simpler tasks when processing beef, pork, veal, and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts for sale to patrons.
  • Tray, wrap, weigh and price cuts using automatic or manual wrapping machines.
  • Ensure correct prices by referencing price lists.
  • Replenish stock in display cases and rotates product to ensure wholesomeness.
  • Use, clean, maintain, and sharpen a variety of hand tools and power equipment.
  • Clean and sanitize work area to maintain required standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Job family (Series)
7407 Meatcutting

Requirements

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 hours not to exceed 48 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: 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: Walks and stands continuously while working. Frequently lifts, pushes, and pulls pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds.
Physical Requirement: Hand trucks and dollies are available and used to move heavy items. Works in an area where the temperature ranges from minus 10 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Obligated Position: No
Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
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.

Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
  • Work in the retail meat department traying, wrapping, and weighing meat for sale to patrons
  • Cut, trim, and boning meat
  • Use of hand tools and operation of powered meat cutting equipment
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
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 DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf . the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant.

Other Notes :
  • Individuals with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_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.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
  • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements :
  • Work practice
  • Technical practice
  • Interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Use and maintenance of hand tools
  • Use and maintenance of power tools
  • Dexterity and safety
  • Material
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS :To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.

Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.

Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:

  • 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.
We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (See the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the position requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.

Veterans Preference : If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

Military Spouse Preference : If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing Military Spouse Preference (MSP). Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents

Application packages should include the following documents:
Questionnaire: Required
Transcripts: Not Applicable.
Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following:
Applicant's full legal name and contact information.
Description of your duties
Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position.
See http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume for more information.

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5-point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing your Character of Service is required when claiming Veterans' Preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veteran's preference.

If claiming 10-point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference," http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Veteran Disability (VA) Letter. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage .

If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service.
Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).
Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.