Havre de Grace, Maryland
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a MATERIALS EXAMINER AND IDENTIFIER, Position Description Number D1908000 and is part of the MD USPFO, National Guard.

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As a Materials Examiner and Identifier (WG-6912-07), you will perform the following duties:

Identifies, receives, sorts, counts, classifies and handles hazardous materials in the USPFO storage areas. Performs pre-receipt examination of property on site at the generation point and assures that the turn-in and shipping is in order, that the containers meet standards are placarded and marked properly. Schedules the receipt of property and assures that the property is identified to include identification of all contaminants. Rejects property not meeting turn-in requirements and assists the turn-in activity to correct any rejections and determines the nature and degree of the particular hazards involved. Determines if containers are Department of Transportation (DOT) approved, safe to handle, non-leaking, capable of withstanding routine handling, and safe for required periods of storage. Assures that storage compatibility is adhered. Performs complex searches of shipping and storage records, material specifications, vendor contracts and computer data for material specifications and advises non-trained personnel on specialized procedures.

Insures the safe receipt, storage and movement of hazardous and toxic materials and substances such as ammunition, explosives, chemicals, or radioactive materials in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements. Determines storage requirements, arrangement of materials of materials, and space utilization. Insures compliance with Federal, state, Department of Defense (DoD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules or regulations.

Responsible to identify, collect, process and consolidate hazardous waste in preparation for disposal. The incumbent is required to identify, safely process, package, and ship or dispose of a wide variety of hazardous chemicals, products and materials. Responsible to insure compliance with environmental rules, regulations and practices relating to hazardous waste material treatment and disposal. Uses computer skills to retrieve data pertaining to storage, and processing of hazardous wastes. Manages the facility hazardous materials spill prevention, containment and clean up program to control accidental spills, overflows, and other emergency hazardous waste and materials situations.

Receives or rejects materiel, equipment, including non-standard equipment, and complex assemblies for the facility based on their knowledge of products, equipment, and procedures as well as having the ability to determine subtle and inconspicuous defects. May be required to perform pre-receipt examination of property on site at the generation point. Schedules the receipt of property and assures that the property is identified to include identification of all contaminants. Handles damaged and unidentified shipments requiring repair/repacking or return to the supplier in accordance with established procedures.

Determines acceptance, serviceability and distribution requirements for perishable, classified, precious metals, textiles, clothing, complex electronic/mechanical equipment, assemblies and components. Uses catalog data/drawings, item specifications, or computerized data to verify/determine/classify items for turn-in, storage or distribution. Performs extensive research on equipment specifications using automated systems, technical manuals and supply bulletins to determine any special requirements for complex items passing through the storage and distribution area.

Performs a full range of warehousing activities to include receiving, inspecting for defects, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and equipment. Develops, or assists in the development of plans for storage and arrangement of stock. Determines warehouse configuration, setup, movement, and space utilization plans in accordance with regulations for a specific commodity or equipment group.

Assists with the development of facility regulations, and operating instructions that relate to hazardous materials management and HAZMAT safety procedures. Conducts HAZMAT training for facility personnel, develops lesson plans, course materials, schedules and conducts training.

Performs duties to provide storage and distribution, cataloging or supply identification systems, property utilization, or any other related supply activities including those associated with automated or manual supply accounting systems. Complies, correlates, and submits various reports pertaining to unit logistics functions; and provides Inventory Management technical guidance and policy direction for the organization.

Serves as the Precious Metals Recovery Program (PRMP) monitor. Performs as primary custodian for any assigned equipment and/or Special Purpose Recoverable Accounts Maintenance (SPRAM).

Develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This position is open to current members of the Maryland National Guard only. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: Enlisted SGT/E5 and below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to distinguish between closely related or similar items, ability to follow procedures, ability to sort materials by type, and skill in the use of hand tools.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Experience or training identifying and sorting a variety of complex materials and equipment. Experience receiving materials and equipment, recording, and placing items in proper storage areas. Experience preparing all items for shipment using appropriate agency instructions. Experience in mathematical equations. Experience interpreting and using Federal Supply Catalogs, military and manufacturing catalogs, and technical and agency manuals. Experience using and operating forklifts and motor vehicles.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

--Expert knowledge of specialized handling, storing, disposal, and safety procedures related to hazardous materials to ensure adherence to governing regulatory guidance, policies and procedures.

--Knowledge of Federal, State, DoD, OSHA and EPA rules/regulations sufficient to control, oversee, coordinate and implement the facility Hazardous Materials Management Program.

--Knowledge of warehouse activities to include receiving, inspecting for defects, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized equipment and supplies and the techniques used in the examination and classification of standard/non standard, unusual, highly specialized items.

--Skill and knowledge of technical specifications, vendor contracts regarding receipt and returning an item to a vendor when improperly sent, or refer material to quality assurance or maintenance personnel due to an observed defect. Able to use technical specifications and vendor numbers, and functional operation of items received and shipped against accompanying documents.

--Knowledge and skill to conduct comprehensive searches of manufacturers' catalogues, tech orders, schematics and computerized data to identify unique and specialized items or those which lack proper identification of documentation.

--Knowledge of the overall facility supply, storage, distribution and inventory plan, including supply documentation requirements. Knowledge of procedures for processing supply documents, to include the identification of problems/trends and ability to resolve discrepancies.

--Knowledge of inventory and production reports to screen and identify shipping and receiving documents for discrepancies, and direct shipments to shipping or storage areas.

--Knowledge of computer commands and controls to make data entries, updates data and retrieve reports.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

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

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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