Motor Vehicle Operator
This position is located in the Personal Property and Logistics Department (APPL), Administrative Services Division (ASD), Office of the Administrator (A), of The National Gallery of Art. The primary purpose for the position is to operate Gallery owned and leased vehicles; transport Gallery employees, supplies, materials, and equipment within the Washington Metropolitan Area; and perform preventive maintenance on NGA owned and leased vehicles. When not performing driving and vehicle maintenance functions, the employee also performs support services functions that include transporting property and supplies throughout the Gallery campuses, 601 North, and 601 South; and providing dispatch support for taxi, courier, and vehicle requests.
This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-114B to persons with Federal competitve status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.
Physical Requirements: Position requires frequent reaching, lifting, bending, turning, stooping, sitting, and walking. Incumbent must be able to change tires and make limited emergency vehicle repairs. Must lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasional handling of heavier objects while loading cargo with material handling equipment.
Candidates must meet the qualification requirements for WG-5703-6 which include having a valid state or District of Columbia Class A Driver’s License AND possession of the following job elements:
- Ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
- Operation of motor vehicles
- Work practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operations)
- Ability to safely drive motor vehicles
- Reliability and dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator
- Ability to make difficult judgments concerning loading and arranging cargo and passengers; overhead and side clearances, the turning radius, braking distance, and the space required to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
- Skill in reading, understanding, and using road maps and GPS; and in determining the shortest and safest route for short and long driving trips.
- Ability to recognize developing hazardous road conditions; and the judgment to select alternate routes to avoid potential problems.
- Skill in recognizing vehicle maintenance problems before they evolve into a mechanical breakdown.
- Skill in performing vehicle preventive maintenance.
- Skill in using warehouse material handling equipment.
You must meet all qualifications and eligiblity requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Are you using education to qualify?
Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.
Education must be obtained from a accredited institution recognized by the U.S> Department of educatioin.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
- The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
• More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
• Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
• AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
• All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicant tentatively selected for NGA employment in a testing designated position are subjuect to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with NGA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".
Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:
Best Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.
Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.
Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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