Motor Vehicle Operator

Richmond, Virginia
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Full Time



This position is for a Motor Vehicle Operator located at the Richmond VA Medical Center under Engineering Service Line. Please see the duties listed below.

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Duties: Includes, but are not limited to: Incumbent is required to operate the following types of equipment and vehicles such as a 35 passenger bus, vans (including wheelchair vans), trucks, station wagons, sedans and other necessary equipment in order to carry out the functions of the Core Outreach Team (COT) of the VISN and Medical Center. The primary duty of this position is to drive and maintain the rural health mobile clinic vehicle which has an approximate weight of 29,500 pounds. Incumbent operates gasoline or diesel powered vehicles over Federal, state, and county roads and city streets in all traffic conditions, and is required to load and unload vehicles. Incumbent is responsible for dispatching of General Services Administration (GSA) vehicles, coordination with service shop and/or maintenance and repairs; for keeping vehicles interior and exterior clean; for all record keeping of fuel, mileage, and reports to the GSA Motor Pool; and the accuracy of the monthly GSA billing. Collects and files all completed motor vehicle trip tickets. Incumbent transports VAMC personnel, medical equipment, supplies, linen, mail and other items essential to the operation of the COT and assigned Medical Center. The incumbent loads and unloads equipment and materials, assuring that cargo is protected from the weather and secured to prevent falling. All vehicles are driven off station and are regular and recurring functions of this position. The position is responsible for aspects of the mobile clinic vehicle to include maintenance, driving, trip planning due to size of vehicle, waste disposal and setup. The position will promote positive customer service by acting as a patient advocate for the Medical Center by exhibiting outgoing abilities to assist our customers. Additional duties may include administrative support, when time permits. Such duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with clerical assignments in a variety of general support areas (i.e. data entry into VISTA; receiving and directing callers and visitors as needed; receiving, collecting and delivering mail as needed; copying and completing forms and questionnaires; data retrieval, compilation and dissemination).

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized
Position Description Title/PD# Motor Vehicle Operator / PD#2872
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives/Expenses: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Position: No

Travel Required

76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/22/2019.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards .

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Applicants will need to meet the Selective Placement Factor along with the Screen-Out Element. The SPF for this position requires that the applicant have a current valid Virginia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "B" with a passenger endorsement. Applicants will need to upload a copy of their license along with the application. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Materials
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Technical Practices
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work Practices

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Incumbent works in all weather conditions. The duties performed by incumbent consists of moderate to heavy physical effort in climbing in or on vehicles; trailers, cars, or vans to toad, unload or tie down material and equipment; may include pushing and pulling carts, and wheel chairs, lifting equipment, supplies, etc.; and driving long hours on trips. Incumbent must be physically sound and have good coordination of eyes, hands, feet, and vision and depth perception. Incumbent must be mentally alert to traffic hazards and dangers of the highway. Incumbent operates vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent); exposed to the danger of serious accidents, heavy traffic, and highway speeds over complicated road and Interchange systems. Incumbent may be exposed to dirt and fumes and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle, Incumbent may also be exposed to patients and linen with all types of diseases, viruses, etc. Incumbent performs other related duties as assigned, which may include snow and ice removal during extreme circumstances or emergency situations. Incumbent will also work in an office setting while maintaining vehicle log and maintenance information.


Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

Financial disclosure not required.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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


Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

-Resume. (Required).
-Copy of current valid Virginia Class "B" CDL License with passenger endorsement (Required).
-If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (Required, if claiming veterans preference). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at ).
-If currently employed or previously employed in the Federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.(This does not apply to current permanent Richmond VAMC employees) (Required).

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

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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