Freight Handler

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the U.S. Capitol Police, Operational Services Bureau, Special Operations Division, and Off-site Delivery Center. The incumbent is responsible for assisting freight inspectors in the security screening of items scheduled for delivery to the Capitol Complex by off-loading packages, boxes, containers, etc., from delivery vehicles/trailers.

Performs a wide variety of interrelated and non-standard duties using well-defined practices. Assists Vehicle and Materials Screeners in the security screening of items scheduled for delivery to the Capitol Complex by off-loading packages, boxes, containers, etc., from delivery vehicles/trailers. Reloads inspected and approved items aboard delivery vehicles.

Performs general maintenance and cleaning assignments of the facility such as moving equipment and other items, sweeping bays, cleaning x-ray belts, machines and other security equipment. Operates electric or gasoline powered fork lift trucks to load and unload cargo from vehicles. The fork lift trucks have automatic or manual transmissions with up to four forward speeds and controls to lift and lower loads in the confined space of trucks.

Observes for extraordinary conditions or circumstances that indicate criminal activity, and reports such activities, as appropriate, for action. Detects and reports violations of the law as appropriate. Cooperates with and assists members of the Department as well as members of other law enforcement agencies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
3

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.
  • Shift work may be required for this position.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


Qualifications

Your experience must demonstrate that you have performed basic laborer work which required you to: screen, load and unload boxes and other items from trucks and/or trailers; use electric or gasoline powered fork lift trucks; perform general maintenance and cleaning assignments; and/or, perform other equivalent laborer duties and responsibilities. Specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality or 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 on your resume.

PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC WHEN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Physical Effort:
This position requires the incumbent to lift weights up to 50 pounds on a recurring basis. Items weighing greater than 50 pounds will be lifted with assistance. Most of the work involves twisting, climbing, lifting, bending, crouching, kneeling, leaning, stretching, bouncing, sitting, standing, stooping and carrying.

Working Conditions:
Works outside in all kinds of weather, in addition, when operating vehicles, drives in all types of weather and traffic and is exposed to the possibility of accidents. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Incumbent is exposed to heat, cold, wind, dirt, dust, mud, and water in the performance of duties or this position.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (02/26/2021) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications )

Education

There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP:

Criminal History Check
-- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years.
  • A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration. https://www.sss.gov/Registration/check-a-Registration/Verifcation-Form

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation.
  • There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
3. Other supporting documents :
- Certificates or training related to the duties of this position.

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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