Defense Commissary Agency Meatcutting Worker in Fort Worth, Texas

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.

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 the 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).


• Assists 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. • Trays, wraps, weighs,and prices cuts using automatic or manual wrapping machines. • Ensures correct prices by referencing price lists. • Replenishes stock in display cases and rotates product to ensure wholesomeness. • Uses, cleans,maintains,and sharpens a variety of hand tools and power equipment. • Cleans and sanitizes work area to maintain required standards of cleanliness and sanitation.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be subject to travel within DeCA for staff assistance visits, training, and special workshops/seminars.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and Status Candidates

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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.

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: *Working in the retail meat department traying, wrapping and weighing meat for sale to patrons. Cutting, trimming and boning meat. Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment.

*Conditions of Employment: * Work Schedule: Part Time not to exceed 48 hours bi weekly 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: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Walking and standing continuously while working. Frequently lifting, pushing, and pulling pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds. Works in areas where the temperature ranges from minus 10 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Works an irregular schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays.

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

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

Optional form 306 (OF-306): If you are referred for this position you will be asked to submit the OF-306 declaration for Federal Employment. The form can be found at:

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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

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. DoD Policy

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: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-27

Salary: $17.89 to $20.87 / per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 05

Series: 7407 Meatcutting

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Part Time 48 hours

Job announcement number: DECA-17-1996999-DE

Control number: 476880400