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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- business administration, public administration, agricultural economics (food industry management), or other fields related to the position. For positions at the full performance level, the education must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position. This would be evidenced by on-the-job training in food retail management or an internship or practicum in food retail management.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided an understanding of the basic principles of any of the following: merchandising, market research, sales promotion/advertising, or the accounting, administration, and/or distribution of goods and services. Such experience may have been gained in storeworker, sales, clerical, or related work that demonstrated a familiarity with food retail operations and the ability to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated knowledge of retail procurement and distribution methods; principles, procedures, and techniques of retail food merchandising and retail food store management; and developments in commercial retail food store items, equipment, and practices. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store.
Managing a department in a retail food store.
Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of retail food stores.
Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store.
Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce supplies, as well as front-end operations.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.