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.
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.
Job family (Series)
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: Not Authorized
Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive
Security Requirements: Not Applicable
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act: (FLSA): Nonexempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Testing: No
Physical Requirement: Walking and standing continuously while working. Frequently lifting, pushing, and pulling pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds.
Additional Physical Requirement: Works in areas 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 https://www.sss.gov for more information
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 tray, wrap and weighing meat for sale to patrons.
Cut, trim and bone meat.
Use hand tools and operate 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 may not be substituted for experience for this position.
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:
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders. Information for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the link below. http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx -
Additional required supporting documentation : Required documents vary based on the authority under which you are applying (i.e. current permanent Federal employee, military spouse, Schedule A, etc.). See https://tools.hr.dla.mil/downloads/USAStaffing/DeCASupDoc.pdf for more information.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
If selected, you may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
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.
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 competencies:
Dexterity and Safety
Hand tool use and maintenance
Interpret instructions, specification, ect.
Power tools use and maintenance
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
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. If, after this review, we determine that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience we can and will adjust your score to more accurately reflect your qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Application packages should include the following documents:
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. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf for more information.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Transcripts: Not applicable
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 veterans 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 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.
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.
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