Defense Commissary Agency Grocery Department Manager in Bremerton, Washington

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.


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).

  • Serves as a manager of the grocery department in a commissary store, directing all department activities that may include a small warehouse or repositioning area; a separate receiving area; and/or contract shelf stocking.
  • Supervises department employees in the assignment of duties and balance of workload.
  • Ensures ordering, receiving, stocking, pricing and selling and subsistence supplies are properly maintained.
  • Ensures that end displays, special product promotions, and patron savings programs are properly displayed and promoted.
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

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 General Schedule (GS) Positions under the General Coverage for Administrative and Management Positions located at: and the Commissary Management Series, 1144 Individual Occupational Requirements located at:

To qualify for this position, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level.

Applicants applying at the GS-09 level may use education to substitute specialized experience by possessing a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. Education must have equipped applicants fully 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 an internship or practicum in food retail management.

Specialized Experience demonstrates the knowledge of retail procurement and distribution methods; principles, procedures, and techniques of retail food merchandising and retail food store management; and developments in commercial retail food store items, equipment, and practices.

Examples of specialized experience include:

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 supplies, as well as front end operations.

Wage Supervisor (WS) experience may be creditable:

Holding a WS-6914 or a WS-7407 position for 12 months may qualify you for positions up to and including the GS-11 grade level.

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements:

Time-in-Grade: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-07 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the this position. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade.

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: Secret Overtime: Occasionally Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Not Applicable Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit for more information.

Mobility Agreement Required: Yes Obligated Position: No

Other Notes:

*Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.

*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. *If you are selected for this position you will be asked to submit the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. *This form may be submitted with your application and other supporting documents.

* *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. *Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.*

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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.

To check the status of your application, please refer to Application Manager at


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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:;node=5%3A1. 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:

Reemployed 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. 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.

Salary Range: $53,735.00 to $69,859.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1144-09/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Current appointable DeCA employees.

Control Number: 472454400

Job Announcement Number: DECA-17-1976120-MP