Transportation Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Overnight travel 1 to 5 nights a month may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and random testing after appointment.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

    1. May be assigned to rotating shifts to provide “back shift” coverage. May also be assigned to be available for event notification and reporting. This will involve being available by telephone or pager on a 24-hour basis. These assignments may require working outside the time period of 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. including nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required.

    2. Required to participate in the Technical Qualification Program and is required to complete the assigned qualification program within 12 to 18 months of starting the qualification process for the respective standard (entry on duty date). Responsible for achieving and maintaining competence within the assigned qualification program functional areas, including training and re-qualification, as required.

    3. Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain an Q security clearance.

    4. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

    For the 2101, Transportation Specialist, the Individual Occupational Requirements: Education

    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.


    Specialized Experience: Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of the transportation function(s) of the position to be filled.

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 level of the position is defined as:

    1. Experience in packaging and transportation planning, evaluation, implementation and safe operations of hazardous materials in accordance with applicable regulations (Department of Transportation and/or Nuclear Regulatory Commission).

    Specialized experience for the GS-14 level of this position is defined as:

    1. Experience in packaging and transportation planning, evaluation, implementation and safe operations of hazardous materials (including radioactive) in accordance with applicable regulations (Department of Transportation and/or Nuclear Regulatory Commission).
    2. Working level knowledge of packaging and transportation safety laws and principles for the safe and proper management of hazardous materials (including radioactive) in order to serve as an advisor to executive management and provide interpretation of requirements to headquarters and the field.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! 

    1. Knowledge of packaging and transportation safety regulations, concepts, principles, laws, and precedent decisions to recommend or interpret, substantive program changes or alternative new courses for managerial action requiring the extension and modification of existing packaging and transportation safety management policies, guidance and techniques critical to the resolution of packaging and transportation safety problems.

    2. Knowledge to plan, analyze, interpret, develop, perform compliance assessments, guide and manage environmental related issues and activities of packaging and transportation safety in support of field activities and site operations.

    3. Communications - delivers clear, effective communication, participates in high-level meetings represents management in interactions with other agencies and external stakeholders, and takes responsibility for understanding others.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    Education cannot be substituted for experience.

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • This position is may be eligible for telework, however, approval is at the discretion of the supervisor. 
    • 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.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • 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. 

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.

    Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

    The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.

    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.

    If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and 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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    Drug test required No

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