Defense Commissary Agency Meatcutter in Corpus Christi, Texas

Defense Commissary Agency
Many vacancies in the following locations:
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Dyess AFB, TX
  • Fort Hood, TX
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Goodfellow AFB, TX More Locations (3)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (26 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 3/31/2017 (155 day(s) away)

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).


•Performs 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. •Advises patrons of storage life, temperature requirements, thawing times and proper cooking procedures of meat and meat products. •Ensures all sanitation requirements for meat preparation areas are met.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
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). In order to be considered minimally qualified for the Meatcutter position(s), applicants must meet the screen out element. Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application.

Examples of qualifying experience include:

•Preparing ready-to-eat cuts and special orders such as crown roasts. •Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment. •Cleaning and sanitizing meatcutting tools, equipment and work areas to maintain required standards.

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 •Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt •Bargaining Unit Position: Yes; however, some locations may be excluded. •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: As Applicable

Other Notes:

•This announcement establishes a pool of candidates to fill future positions. We accept applications continuously during the open period of this announcement. We review applications and refer candidates for selection consideration as vacancies occur within the organization.

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

• 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.**

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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.

Salary Range: $16.97 to $26.23 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-7407-07/07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451689000

Job Announcement Number: DECA-17-OC-1811563-DE