Defense Commissary Agency Commissary Management Specialist (Produce Intern) in Fort Carson, Colorado

Job Overview

Job Overview


The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture.

This position is located at multiple DeCA locations.


The 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.

Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).


The purpose of this intern position is to develop the incumbent for placement in a Produce Department Manager, GS-1144-07, position through a combination of a one-year planned formal training plan and on-the-job work assignments. At the GS-05 grade level the major duties are: • Performs a variety of instructional assignments and tasks designed to develop knowledge of and skill in produce department operations. • Stocks produce department merchandise learning to identify and distinguish among all types of fruit and vegetable products and grocery items which may be located in the produce department. • Becomes familiar with and learns to use a variety of automated business systems necessary to effective produce department operations. • Learns and practices 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. • Participates 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.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require travel by scheduled and nonscheduled government and/or commercial aircraft, as well as other modes of travel, under conditions specified on the Department of Defense Joint Travel Regulations.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current appointable DeCA employees with Career or Career Conditional status.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.

In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standard for Administrative and Management Positions, and the individual occupation requirements for the Commissary Management series,, applicants must possess three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level OR a four year course of study leading to a conferred Bachelor's Degree OR a qualifying combination of education and experience by the closing date of this announcement. Examples of specialized experience include: Demonstrating the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions. Planning and organizing work. Administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that are necessary to perform the duties of Commissary Management Specialist.

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements: • 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 this announcement. (5CFR330.501).

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.

Conditions of Employment: • Work Schedule: Full Time • Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE Authorized • 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: May require the applicant to work in unusual or extreme temperatures. Requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling of products weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted; occasionally more than 40 pounds with assistance. Involves prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and climbing. • Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit for more information. • Obligated Position: No • Mobility Agreement: Yes; Selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment. Successful completion of a one-year formal training plan is necessary for promotion to the next level.

Other Notes:

• This position will be filled at the GS-05 grade level. • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation. • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period at the GS-07 level. • 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. • Applicants that have had a position change that involved a permanent change of station (PCS) move are deferred from referral consideration for a period of one year, unless the vacancy is within the local commuting area of the employee's current duty station. • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. • Overseas Employees: DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit copies of your latest SF-50, showing your grade and salary. • If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory and promotion is recommended by the supervisor. Promotion is not guaranteed.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.


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Other Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available at: Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

Reemployed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

Re-Employed Annuitant Statement: 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. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted.

Individual with Financial Difficulty

If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-27

Salary: $32,844 to $42,702 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05

Series: 1144 Commissary Management

Appointment type: Agency Employees Only

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: DECA-17-1970999-MP

Control number: 474254700