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Computer Assisted Ordering Technician

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.

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  • Maintain the Computer Assisted Ordering (CAO) system with current, accurate data to ensure optimal order quantities are calculated necessary to sustain customer demands.
  • Use radio-frequency hand-held terminals to gather data necessary to update and adjust inventory.
  • Record and updates Balance on Hand (BOH) data; maintains perpetual inventory and audits credits.
  • Perform daily inventory audit of items not-in-stock and overwrite items.
  • Evaluate stock levels of all CAO categories daily by physically reviewing the storage and display shelf locations, shippers and warehouse.
  • Interface with all levels of management and deals directly with commercial distributor/vendor stocking representatives on issues affecting CAO.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST On the closing date.
  • Work Schedule: Full Time, 80 hours biweekly.
  • 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: Yes.
  • Drug Testing: Not Required.
  • Physical Requirement: Work requires some physical exertion involved in lifting, bending, standing, walking, reaching and pulling. Frequently lifts or moves heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance.
  • Obligated Position: No.
  • 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.


In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions,

To qualify for this position you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-04 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.


Applicants must have completed four years of education beyond the high school level from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education ( and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement.


A combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications.

Additional information is available in the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards.

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, and 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.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, 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.

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.

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)

Examples of specialized experience include:

  • Using hand held terminals to gather data necessary to update and adjust inventory.
  • Ensuring optimal shelf space allocation for available stock.
  • Ordering product; and / or maintaining a perpetual inventory.


Education may be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

If you are relying on education to qualify, then:

  • Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See for more information.
  • Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
  • If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Virginia Beach , Computer Assisted Ordering Technician, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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