Defense Commissary Agency MEATCUTTER in Fallon, Nevada

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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 at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

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  • Perform a full range of meat cutting tasks associated with processing beef, pork, veal and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts for sale to patrons.

  • Advise patrons of storage life, temperature requirements, thawing times and proper cooking procedures of meat and meat products.

  • Ensure all sanitation requirements for meat preparation areas are met.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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7407 Meatcutting

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Must be a United States Citizen Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST On the closing date. Conditions of Employment:

  • Work Schedule: Full Time

  • Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT Authorized

  • Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive

  • Security Requirements: Not Applicable

  • Overtime: Occasionally

  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Not Applicable

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

  • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

  • Drug Testing: Not Required

  • Physical Requirement: Work involves frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50-100 pounds. Hand trucks and dollies are available and used to move heavy items.

  • 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 may be used to fill Additional vacancies for 90 days from the closing date. 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.


Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, , 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:

  • Prepare ready-to-eat cuts and special orders such as crown roasts.

  • Use hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment.

  • Clean and sanitize meatcutting tools, equipment and work areas to maintain required standards.

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 the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501)

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.

Additional information

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.

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.

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 for more information.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

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 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.

Questionnaire: Required Transcripts: Not applicable

If you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, indicate on your resume that you are applying as ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy you must be well-qualified for the position, Well qualified is defined as meeting or exceeding the fully successful level for competencies required by the position. Provide (1) a copy of the agency notice, (2) a copy of your most recent performance rating and (3) a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your current position, grade level and duty location. For more information on ICTAP see

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



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.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 03/27/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.

You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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Agency contact information
DeCA WEST Servicing Team







Defense Commissary Agency West 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA US

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Next steps

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.

Other Notes: Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.

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.

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  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

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: 03/13/2018 to 03/27/2018

Salary: $21.09 to $24.61 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 7

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent