Assistant Buyer FT 5537

Coast Guard Exchange (USCGCSC)
Chesapeake, VA, USA
Posted 19 days ago

OMB NO: 1625-0120

Expiration Date: 01/30/2025

Announcement #: 5537

Opening Date: 5 February 2024 Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band: NF-1101-03

Closing Date: Until Filled Work Schedule: Full Time-Hybrid Work Schedule*

Position: Assistant Buyer Salary: Negotiable

Who May Apply: All Sources Location: Chesapeake, VA - Headquarters

Hybrid Work Schedule* - Available after first 60 days of employment


Overall responsibility of the designated departmental sales, retail math knowledge, gross margin, and turnover objectives for the CGX retail organization. Manages all aspects of the business for all retail stores and web by creating effective assortments, influencing product creation as appropriate, maximizing business by style by store, managing product presentation and ultimately driving top line sales and profitability.

Works under the general supervision of the Buyer or Associate Buyer. Operates independently within the framework of CSC/CGX policies, procedures, and regulations. Exercises independent judgment and approach in routine and non-routine situations. Consults with supervisor on such issues as policy matters, deviations from normal procedures or unusual situations. Maintains professionalism and courteous behavior at all times, works as a team player, and provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Performance is evaluated on operational performance, skills evaluations, customer service, collaboration and teamwork, leadership and established individual performance objectives.

Attends trade shows and market as appropriate; conduct store visits as appropriate to evaluate merchandise presentation, customer demographics, stock assortments and inventory levels.

Works closely with Regional Managers and store management to address and maximize business opportunities.

Maintains collaborativepartnerships with vendors, internal and external colleagues.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Hybrid schedule based on the CSC Work Schedules Instruction
You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications below. Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education.

Please see additional information on how your application is evaluated .



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years’ general experience in retail or store environment, customer service, or administrative, and/or experience in buying/purchasing setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel experience.
  • This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting to 20 lbs may be required.
Preferred: (In addition to the minimum qualifications):
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with emphasis in retail, business administration,

or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree on a year-to-year basis.

  • Retail buying experience as a buyer, planner, associate/assistant buyer, or pricing/merchandise specialist.
  • Experience with business analysis.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Experience in Merchandise Information systems and/or Merchandise Planning Systems.
Uscg Community Services Command Comprehensive Benefits By choosing to work for the Coast Guard Community Services Command, you will enjoy one of the best benefit packages available anywhere:
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible/Dependent Spending Account
  • Pension Plan
  • 401k Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Benefit offerings are subject to applicable worker categories (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent), location, position, and length of time in service.
Other Essential Information
  • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378. Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check.
How To Apply Additional Information on how you will be evaluated:

Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education. Experience refers to

paid and unpaid

experience, including volunteer work done through the National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social, committee, sports, internships).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and leadership experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be

clear and specific when describing your experience.



submit a resume or any other written format in English of your choice which clearly identifies: (1) The announcement number, title and pay band of the job you are applying for, and, (2) Information such as full name; mailing address; country of citizenship (U.S. Citizenship required OR valid authorization to work in the US); highest Federal grade or NAF pay band held with job series, title, and dates held (if applicable); a statement requiring proof of veterans’ preference by means of DD 214; education; and relevant work experience including start/end dates, supervisor’s name and phone number, salary and title, series and grade if experience was with a non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Federal government. You must also include a copy of your most recent performance appraisal if you are a current Federal or NAF employee. Applications may not be sent in franked Government envelopes; applications filed in this fashion will not receive consideration. If information is not complete, you may be excluded from consideration.

The first application and/or resume submitted for a specific requisition will be considered the only submission. Any duplicate submissions to the same requisition will not be considered. The application date will be used in determining these factors. Outside Candidates

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Equal Employment Opportunity: All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.


Authority: The U.S. Coast Guard rates applicants under the authority of Title 5 of U.S. Code, Sections 301, 1104, 1302, 2103, 3301, 3304,Executive Order 9397, and Departmental Regulations.

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Disclosure: Voluntary, however, failure to disclose requested information may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for a position inwhich the information is needed.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement: An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to thisinformation unless it displays a current valid OMB control number and an expiration date. The control number for this collection is OMB 1625-new,expiration 01/30/2025. The estimated average time to complete this application is 40 minutes. If you have any comments regarding the burden estimateyou can write to U.S. Coast Guard, Community Services Command, 510 Independence Parkway, Suite 500, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

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