MATERIALS EXAMINER AND IDENTIFIER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Edgewood, Maryland
Posted
Jun 19, 2022
Closes
Jun 26, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

(1) Inspects, receives, sorts, counts, and classifies
hazardous materials such as explosives, toxic chemicals, flammables,
gas cylinders, radioactive material, and hazardous waste. May be
required to perform pre-receipt examination of property on site at the
generation point and assures that the turn-in and shipping is in order,
that the containers meet standards, are placarded and marked properly.
Schedules receipt of property and assures that the property is
identified to include identification of all contaminants. Rejects
property not meeting turn-in requirements and assists the turn-in
activity to correct any rejections. Determines the nature and degree
of the particular hazard involved. Determines if containers are
Department of Transportation (DOT) approved, safe to handle,
nonleaking, capable of withstanding routine handling, and safe for
required periods of storage. Assures that storage compatibility is
adhered. Determines the need for special handling/special storage of
certain property (e.g., friable asbestos, PCBs, batteries, pesticides,
etc). Performs complex searches of shipping and storage records,
material specifications, vendor contracts, computerized or microfiche
data for material identification and advises lower graded workers on
specialized procedures. May be required to handle damaged and
unidentified shipments requiring repair/repackaging or return to the
supplier in accordance with established procedures.
(2) Prepares material for shipment, storage, and disposition.
Packs, cushions, applies preservatives and protects property as
appropriate. Prepares tags, labels and places items in containers for
disposition. Identifies and marks storage locations and stocks
property allowing for maximum utilization of storage space, ease of
access, segregation, and rotation of stock. Selects property desired,
checks condition, status and quantity and arranges for transfer.
Determines processing requirements IAW established criteria. Ensures
shipping operations comply with DOT and EPA standards (packaging,
placarding, transportation, and manifesting). Initiates corrective
action to resolve manifest discrepancies. Maintains proper visibility
of hazardous property inventory utilizing the Available Balance File
(ABF) output and other methods. Requests and justifies accelerated
disposal of hazardous material/waste when normal disposal timeframes
would cause deterioration of the hazardous property container, impact
storage capabilities, create unsafe conditions, or other circumstances
which dictate emergency action. Intensifies inventory management
control to accommodate shortened timeframes.
(3) Contacts generating activities, shipping agencies, and
National Guard (NG) environmental personnel to coordinate requirements
of environmental policies and directives. May serve as the hazardous
materials specialist in meetings, discussions, and liaison visits.
Initiates and maintains required environmental reports/plans/records in
processing of hazardous material. Ensures required actions if a spill
occurs and ensures lower graded workers are trained to act in his/her
absence. Contains and cleans up spills for which the NG has
capability. Decontaminates and replenishes spill equipment and
supplies. Ensures spill incident reports are prepared IAW applicable
regulations.
(4) Coordinates turn-in activities with the Defense
Reutilization Marketing Office (DRMO) or contractors. May be assigned
as the Contracting Officer's representative (COR) for contracts.
Accompanies the contractor during removal of material from the
installation. Verifies manifest and shipping papers, DOT markings,
packaging, and labeling requirements. Notifies the DRMO or Contracting
Officer of discrepancies in contractor performance and may immediately
stop the contractors work for violation of safety regulations.
Recommends changes to existing and future service contracts.
(5) Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


May be eligible for up to a 25% recruitment bonus for a recruitment incentive to a newly appointed employee .

May be eligible for up to a 25% relocation bonus may be paid to a current Federal employee who must relocate to accept a position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You arer esponsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.

Qualifications

Military Grades: Enlisted E5 and below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to distinguish between closely related or similar items, ability to follow procedures, ability to sort materials by type, and skill in the use of hand tools.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Experience or training identifying and sorting a variety of complex materials and equipment. Experience receiving materials and equipment, recording, and placing items in proper storage areas. Experience preparing all items for shipment using appropriate agency instructions. Experience in mathematical equations. Experience interpreting and using Federal Supply Catalogs, military and manufacturing catalogs, and technical and agency manuals. Experience using and operating forklifts and motor vehicles

Education

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
May be eligible for up to a 25% relocation bonus may be paid to a current Federal employee who must relocate to accept a position.

May be eligible for up to a 25% recruitment bonus for a recruitment incentive to a newly appointed employee .A newly appointed employee is defined as an individual receiving their first appointment (regardless of tenure) as an employee of the Federal government; an appointment following a break in service of at least 90 days from a previous appointment; or, under certain circumstances, an appointment when the employee's Federal service during the 90 day period immediately preceding the appointment was limited to one or more of the following: time-limited or nonpermanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service; employment with the Washington, D.C. government on or after October 1, 1987; appointment as an expert or consultant under 5 USC 3109 and 5 CFR Part 304; certain non-appropriated fund employees; or a provisional appointment.

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