Motor Vehicle Operator (BUS)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: You will provide official motor transportation for the Motor Operations Division (MOD). Operate a U.S. Government leased passenger-carrying gasoline or diesel vehicle throughout the National Capitol Region (NCR) for Department of Defense personnel of the Office, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Departments of the Army and Air Force, other designated Department of Defense components and visiting dignitaries.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No

  • This position will require shift work and extended hours (overtime).
  • Written and Road test required for a US Government Vehicle Operator permit.
  • Good driving record.
  • State Motor Vehicle Operator License.
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (P) endorsement with good driving record.
  • Drug testing prior to appointment and random testing after appointment.
  • Relocation (Government Home Sale) expenses will NOT be authorized.
  • Recruitment / Retention / Relocation incentive will NOT be authorized.
  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    • Ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator (BUS) without more than normal supervision (Screen Out Element).
    • Operation of motor vehicles
    • Work practices of a motor vehicle operator (including keeping things neat, clean and in order)
    • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
    • Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles) providing official transportation

    Physical effort:

    Light physical effort is used in reaching, bending, turning or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Moderate physical effort may be required in the handling of objects weighing up to 20 pounds and occasional handling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Working Conditions:

    Operates vehicles day or night in all types of traffic and weather conditions for all shifts. Operator is subject to cuts, bruises and other injuries as a result of accidents while driving vehicles. Must agree to work on any of the two shifts (1st and 2nd). If required, must agree to wear government provided uniform while operating vehicle. If required to work overtime, must agree to do so and will be compensated at the authorized overtime rate. Ability to pass the written test and the road test that is required for a U.S. Government Vehicle Operators Permit prior to hiring along with a. good driving record.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.



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