Naval Base, Virginia
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
Full Time

  • You will determine special service and equipment required for shipment of a wide and disparate assortment of commodities, such as ship propellers, aircraft engines, hazardous materials, aircraft parts, and ship and submarine assemblies.
  • You will determine special service and equipment required for shipment via all modes of transportation, including air, land and sea, as well as inter-modal movement of material.
  • You will perform an extensive variety of duties, including traffic management, freight classification and rating of shipments.
  • You will negotiate transportation fares, rates and services developing solicitations and evaluate bidder's proposal for recommendation for best value award.
  • You will represent commands within the area of responsibility for any carrier performance issue or disputes with carriers regarding services or equipment provided and rates charged.
  • You will resolve issues with carriers involving Vehicle Not Used Fees (VFNU), Detention fees and carrier performance.
  • You will supervise a staff of transportation assistants, Freight Rate Specialist, and Traffic Management Specialist in order to provide global cost-effective transportation services to support retail supply services to Naval activities worldwide.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of Supervisory Traffic Management Specialist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing traffic management specialist work requiring the application of a wide range of traffic and transportation policies, principles, and methodologies in order to plan, assign, and coordinate material movement for an organization to include traffic management, freight classification and rating of shipments. I also have experience leading and advising others in order to resolve complex transportation problems. Examples of specialized experience include: 1) Plan and direct transportation operations for the movement of material and equipment via air, rail or truck; 2) Assist in the planning and execution of transportation requests involving in-depth knowledge of specialized handling, specialized equipment and load planning; 3) Determine special service(s) and equipment required for shipment of a wide assortment of commodities, (E.g. ship propellers, aircraft engines, small arms and explosives, hazardous materials, aircraft parts); 4) Collect data, compile statistics, and perform studies in order to assist in the procurement of efficient and economical transportation services; and 5) Resolve issues with carriers.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference applicants: Will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.