Defense Commissary Agency Store Worker in Eielson AFB, Alaska

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

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.

  • Maintains adequate stock of resale items.

  • Identifies any obvious spoilage, damage, and out-of-date merchandise.

  • Receives supplies, equipment and resale items.

  • Operates a computer system that calculates and marks prices, and determines weight of merchandise.

  • Transports items to shelving and display areas.

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.

Qualifications/Requirements –

Per the OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations,, your experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties this position. Under this system, how you gained the skill and knowledge or the length of time you spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that you have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). If you clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements (2 points) in the SOE you will be rated ineligible without further review of your application.

Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Ensuring the proper care and handling of resale grocery items.

  • Locating items for customers.

  • Rotating stock, stacking containers and participating in inventories.

  • Operating a computer system to calculate prices and label merchandise.

  • Arranging stock on shelves and in displays.

Conditions of Employment:

Work Schedule: Irregular schedule, may be required to work weekends or holidays. Tour of Duty: Flexible Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: Not Authorized Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive Security Requirements: N/A Overtime: Occasionally Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, stooping, stretching and reaching. Frequently lifts or moves heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.

Obligated Position: No

Other Notes:

This announcement establishes an applicant pool from which vacancies may be filled up to 90 days after the closing date.

Those selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.

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.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent Standard Form (SF) 50 Notification of Personnel Action showing tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build 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.

Those selected for this position must submit a completed and signed OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment. You may complete and submit this form with your application and other supporting documents, if you choose.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After completing the online questionnaire, you will receive an email acknowledging your submission was successful. Approximately 90-120 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your application.

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.

Based on the results of the evaluation process, you are placed in one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.


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Other Information

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: 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 ( This position does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants irrespective of eligibility or qualifications. Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with the DoD policy, that further consideration for positions filled under this announcement 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.

  • Additional Duty Location Info
Additional Duty Location Info
Many vacancies in the following locations
  • Eielson AFB, AK
  • Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • Fort Greely, AK
  • Fort Wainwright, AK
  • Kodiak, AK
  • Bangor, WA
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
  • Marysville, WA
  • McChord AFB, WA
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA

Salary Range: $19.72 to $23.98 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-6914-04/04

Promotion Potential: 04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 472376900

Job Announcement Number: DECA-17-1975551-DE-Z12