Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Washington, D.C
Jul 09, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

This position is part of the Official Journals of Government , Government Publishing Office, in Washington, District of Columbia .

The selectee will work Shift 1 Monday - Friday and have a Tour of Duty from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.
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As a KX - 5, the incumbent will perform as a PPW (Motor Vehicle Operator), driving delivery vehicles and loading and unloading materials in and out of those delivery vehicles. Your typical work assignments may include the following, under supervision:
  • Load, unload and drive gasoline-powered delivery vehicles capable of loads weighing up to and including 2 tons (manufacturer's rated capacity).
  • Deliver door-to-door service and/or pick up a variety of printed materials, proofs and special items between the Government Publishing Office (GPO), Congress, and all Federal agencies throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Track packages either by delivery receipts or scanners. Retrieve signatures using scanners from recipients of packages delivered.
  • Complete Driver's Pre-Inspection Vehicle Checklist (GPO Form 4040) and the Vehicle Manifest (GPO Form 732) on a daily basis in accordance with the office regulations.
  • Perform operator maintenance and daily inspections, such as checking fuel, oil, water, battery liquid, lights, horn, windshield wipers and fluid.
  • Ensure that the vehicles are properly serviced and equipped in accordance with established office rules and regulations.
  • Make minor emergency repairs to vehicles when necessary.
  • Occasionally drive other sizes and type of vehicles for which qualified and licensed as required by the workload.
  • Maintain a valid state and GPO issued driver's license at all times.
  • Assist in the training of new drivers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must pass a physical examination prior to appointment.
  • Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Strength test may be required.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee is must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Selectee must maintain a valid State and GPO Driver's license at all times.

Physical - Effort: Duties require prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, stretching, reaching above the shoulder, and climbing. A moderate amount of hand, wrist, and arm movements is involved. Moderate lifting is required for objects weighing up to 80 pounds. Incumbent is required to have good eye-hand coordination and proficient vision.

Working Conditions: The selectee for this position is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather while loading and unloading delivery vehicles. Additionally, the selectee of this position will drive in various traffic conditions, and is exposed to the possibility of accidents and injury.


To qualify for the Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator), you must meet the following requirements: Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of a Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator) these duties require skill in:
  • driving delivery vehicles, and
  • handling weights and loads in order to lift and move delivery items, and
  • maintaining delivery or other records.
Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element: Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator) without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT) to be considered for this position. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT below is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. The screen-out element for this position is:
  • Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator) without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT)
Note 1: The selectee is required to operate government-owned or leased motor vehicles, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid state driver's license is required. Applicants must submit a copy of their valid driver's license issued by a U.S. city or state to be considered for this position . Failure to submit such valid license will result in loss of consideration for this position. Additionally, t he selectee must maintain a valid city or state driver's license in order to continue in this position.

Note 2: The selectee must not have any driving violations against his/her driving record within the seven-year period immediately preceding submission of application.

Note 3: The selectee(s) for this position is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather while loading and unloading delivery vehicles. Additionally, the selectee(s) of this position will drive in various traffic conditions and is exposed to the possibility of accidents and injury.

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). 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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.


Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Separated Employees:
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; or visit the National Archives Website.

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Suitability type clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

Reasonable Accommodation:
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You will be evaluated on the following Job elements required for the position:

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
  • Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator) without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT)

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

  • Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Motor Vehicle Operator) without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT).
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain motor vehicles and identify and report motor vehicle problems/malfunctions as necessary.
  • Knowledge of safe driving procedures and precautions to avoid injury to self and others.
  • Skill in driving delivery vehicles.
  • Skill in handling weights and loads in order to lift and move delivery items.

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following information must be received by 11:59 EST on 07/15/2019.

Content of Resume: Your resume, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. It is important that your resume reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at:
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: - If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing the highest grade level held in a position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility. Failure to submit the information required will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal - Copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 months or if you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.
  • DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.
  • VA Letter and SF-15 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring).
  • Active Duty Service Members - If you are veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of 'preference eligible' under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A '"certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.NOTE: If you provide a certification at the time of application, your preference eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information may be found at
  • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to .
  • For Applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to an official job offer.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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