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US Defense Commissary Agency | Hiring | Business Analyst | Fort Lee, VA | BigDataKB.com | 5 Oct 2022

Job Location: Fort Lee, VA

Duties

Serves as the Business Analyst in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) HQ location. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for providing the integration of syndicated scanning data and/or demographic information into graphical presentations and/or category management business reviews for the assigned categories.

This is a developmental position. Work assignments are progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you to perform at the target grade level.

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Position responsibilities include:

  • Incumbent will begin to complete pre-selected assignments to combine performance of productive work with supervised on the job training in both analytical and methodological aspects of category management.
  • Develop the analytical and business acumen experience as well as a thorough understanding of the shopper, market, and category in order to provide expert advice on price indexing, distribution and shelving opportunities delivering total category growth.
  • Assists Category team members by providing Category Management tools, methods, and analytics to support fact-based pricing strategies.
  • Assists in providing data analysis and objective insight for presentation preparation and opportunity identification to drive sales growth while maintaining patron savings.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration.
  • Appointment is subject to successful E-Verify check. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Physical Requirements: Not Applicable

Qualifications

See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information. This position is covered under Administrative and Management Positions.

If the position is filled below the full performance grade level, your work assignments will be progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you for the full performance grade level. Promotion up to and including the full performance grade level is neither guaranteed nor automatic but may be made without further competition and with your supervisor’s recommendation.

For GS-09: (A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-7 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military, OR (B) a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with major study in business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position, OR (C) a combination of experience and education that equals 100% of the qualification requirements. To compute the percentage of experience and education you have that meets the qualification requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours by 60. Add the two percentages.

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.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience:

  • Perform analyses of data and processes and performs data gathering and identification of potential business data for use in Category Management reports.
  • Produce performance reports at cascading organizational levels, displaying a variety of interrelated performance statistics for use in isolating operational results that significantly deviate from the norm in either a positive or negative direction.
  • Manage the evolution of multiple syndicated databases to ensure data quality and delivery.

Education

Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if 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. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

Foreign Education. If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is non-exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • 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.
  • We encourage you to review the Safer Federal Workplace information regarding COVID-19.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • This position is being filled at the GS-09 grade level. If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be noncompetitively 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.
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the certification program for Category Management professionals within 18 months after promotion to the full performance GS-12.
  • The position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information.
  • This position requires access to DeCA’s Business Information Systems and is designated as IT level II.
  • This position must be able to obtain and maintain secret clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation.
  • Travel by military and commercial transportation including air or land may be necessary in the performance of the officially assigned duties.
  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated against the qualification requirements and the following competencies:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Operations
  • Communication

We review your application package to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, verify you meet the position requirements, and adjudicate any claimed preference (e.g., veterans’, military spouse) or priority (e.g., ICTAP). If your application package lacks any of the information necessary to make these determinations, or the information is illegible, we may determine you are ineligible for consideration. Your questionnaire score is a preliminary measure of how well your background matches the required competencies and it determines the quality category to which you are assigned. The quality categories are:

Best Qualified -Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
Highly Qualified – Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications.
Qualified– Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position’s requirements.

Candidates in the best qualified category are referred to hiring managers before candidates in other categories. Within the best qualified category, candidates are referred in the following order: adjudicated veterans’ preference candidates with 10-point preference, adjudicated veterans’ preference candidates with other than 10-point preference, military spouse preference candidates, and candidates with no preference.

Neither preference nor priority entitles you to a Federal job. You must apply, meet the qualification standards and all additional requirements, and submit all necessary documents. Military spouses must be in the best qualified group in order to receive military spouse preference.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria AND 2) be rated well-qualified for the position AND 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Well-qualified means you possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position’s minimum qualifications. See the Required Documents section of this announcement for more information.

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    Submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM ET on 10/17/2022.

    1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information and for each position listed, you must provide the employment beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year or month/year to present); number of hours worked per week; position title; pay plan, series and grade level (for federal positions), and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. We strongly encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to assure you include all required information. We review only the last resume received. Illegible documents are not considered. You are ineligible for consideration if (1) you include links to social media, inappropriate material or content, personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, race, etc. on your resume, (2) include a photo on any document within your application package (resume included), and/or (3) your resume lacks any required information.

    2. Transcripts: Required when using education to qualify for this position. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rating ineligible for this position. If selected, you are required to provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

    3. Questionnaire: Required. Preview the questionnaire at https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11674264.

    4. Supporting Documents: As applicable. See below.

    Claiming Veterans’ Preference? Your application package must include a copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the character of service. The Member 4 copy provides this information and is preferred. Additionally, if you are claiming veterans’ preference under the following circumstances,

    • 10-point preference requires a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference, AND the required documentation identified on the form. If your claim for 10-point preference is based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), you must include a copy of your VA letter (dated 1991 or later) certifying the service-connected disability of 10% or more.
    • Future military retirees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their retirement DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their retirement letter.
    • Future military separatees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their most recent DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their most recent active duty orders.
    • A written document from the armed forces certifying the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certificate is signed. The certification must be on letterhead signed by the adjutant, personnel officer, unit commander or higher headquarters and include your rank, dates of active duty service, type of discharge, character of service, and, if applicable, the date your terminal leave begins. This document is sometimes called a Statement of Service.

    Notes for those claiming veterans’ preference:
    1. Failing to submit all required documents may affect adjudication of your veterans’ preference claim.
    2. Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed to a position unless on terminal leave or already separated.
    3. You are required to provide your final DD214 upon issuance, if it was not part of your application package.
    4. Within the DoD, appointment of retired military members to a civilian position within 180 days immediately after retirement is subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3326.

    Claiming Military Spouse Preference? You must be the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces, and your application package must include the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist AND proof of marriage to the military service member (e.g., marriage certificate, marriage license), AND a copy of the military member’s PCS orders.

    Claiming ICTAP eligibility? Your application package must include a copy of your agency-specific ICTAP eligibility notice or a copy of your separation personnel action form AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal AND a copy of your most recent SF 50 or agency notification of personnel action showing your current position, grade level, and duty location. Separation personnel actions do not include a certificate/notice of expected separation.

  • How to Apply

    To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your resume, required documents, and/or other supporting documents. You need to be logged in to 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 you’ve included all required and supporting documentation, and submit your application. You will receive an email notification when your application is received.

    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 displays the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and the responses you submitted. It may take several hours for your uploaded documents to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    DeCA HQ Servicing team

    Phone

    614-692-2331

    Fax

    215-516-6088

    Email

    [email protected]

    Address

    DECA HQ
    1300 E Avenue
    Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800
    US

    Next steps

    At various points you receive notices regarding your application status. Your notices are posted to your USAJOBS account and sent via email. You receive a notice of receipt when you complete the application process. You receive another notice after we review your application package to verify you meet qualifications, other requirements and are eligible for consideration. You receive a notice if you are referred to the hiring manager for selection consideration. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews and may conduct telephone interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. You can expect to receive a final notice after the hiring agency makes a decision.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM ET on 10/17/2022.

1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information and for each position listed, you must provide the employment beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year or month/year to present); number of hours worked per week; position title; pay plan, series and grade level (for federal positions), and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. We strongly encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to assure you include all required information. We review only the last resume received. Illegible documents are not considered. You are ineligible for consideration if (1) you include links to social media, inappropriate material or content, personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, race, etc. on your resume, (2) include a photo on any document within your application package (resume included), and/or (3) your resume lacks any required information.

2. Transcripts: Required when using education to qualify for this position. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rating ineligible for this position. If selected, you are required to provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

3. Questionnaire: Required. Preview the questionnaire at https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11674264.

4. Supporting Documents: As applicable. See below.

Claiming Veterans’ Preference? Your application package must include a copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the character of service. The Member 4 copy provides this information and is preferred. Additionally, if you are claiming veterans’ preference under the following circumstances,

  • 10-point preference requires a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference, AND the required documentation identified on the form. If your claim for 10-point preference is based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), you must include a copy of your VA letter (dated 1991 or later) certifying the service-connected disability of 10% or more.
  • Future military retirees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their retirement DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their retirement letter.
  • Future military separatees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their most recent DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their most recent active duty orders.
  • A written document from the armed forces certifying the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certificate is signed. The certification must be on letterhead signed by the adjutant, personnel officer, unit commander or higher headquarters and include your rank, dates of active duty service, type of discharge, character of service, and, if applicable, the date your terminal leave begins. This document is sometimes called a Statement of Service.

Notes for those claiming veterans’ preference:
1. Failing to submit all required documents may affect adjudication of your veterans’ preference claim.
2. Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed to a position unless on terminal leave or already separated.
3. You are required to provide your final DD214 upon issuance, if it was not part of your application package.
4. Within the DoD, appointment of retired military members to a civilian position within 180 days immediately after retirement is subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3326.

Claiming Military Spouse Preference? You must be the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces, and your application package must include the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist AND proof of marriage to the military service member (e.g., marriage certificate, marriage license), AND a copy of the military member’s PCS orders.

Claiming ICTAP eligibility? Your application package must include a copy of your agency-specific ICTAP eligibility notice or a copy of your separation personnel action form AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal AND a copy of your most recent SF 50 or agency notification of personnel action showing your current position, grade level, and duty location. Separation personnel actions do not include a certificate/notice of expected separation.

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