Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time


About the Position:
This Munitions Handler position is located at U.S. Army Sustainment Command 404th Army Field Support Brigade Army Field Support Battalion, Logistics Readiness Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.

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  • Issue entry control badges to individuals such as personnel, escorts, commercial carriers to and from designated loading point.
  • Provide written certification on the shipping document that the packaging meets regulatory requirements.
  • Operate trucks to transport items such as ammunition and explosive materiel to and from designated locations.
  • Operate Fork Lift Trucks capable of lifting loads weighing less than 10,000 pounds.
  • Complete shipping documents with areas such as weight, cube, compatibility and hazardous material data.
  • Determine the manner of loading cargo to achieve areas such as load balance and adequate protection for fragile items.
  • Promptly reports items such as accidents, injuries, safety violations, or unsafe practices to supervisor.
  • Assist other workers in the construction of items such as specialized storage or shipping containers.
  • Place appropriate items such as markings, labels, directions, or handling instructions, including hazardous material warnings, on items.
  • Assure the property is properly identified to include areas such as nomenclature, stock number, quantity, and hazard data.
  • Complete trip tickets in order to complete preventive maintenance records.
  • Perform operator maintenance, such as checking fluid levels and air pressure in tires, and cleaning and washing vehicles

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • Business travel of 10%.
  • The incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain within one year a valid forklift operator's certification.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain within one year a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Material Endorsement (MVO).
  • This position is subject to two year probationary period.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential".
  • This position requires that the incumbent must obtain and maintain the appropriate occupational certification IAW AMCR 350-4 and 49 CFR for personnel working in ammunition operations.
  • Incumbent is subject to the requirements of the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • This position requires that the incumbent to enroll in the agency's AR 190-11 AA and E Reliability Program, i.e., complete a DA Form 7281, (Command Oriented Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA and E) Security Screening and Evaluation Records).


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an MUNITIONS HANDLER (MVO / FLO), WG-08 without more than normal supervision. Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc.
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Knowledge of Materials
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments


Work is performed frequently outside regardless of weather conditions. Occasionally works in dirt and grease and frequently works on cement floors. Subject to minor injuries from stacking, palletizing, loading and unloading heavy containers. Danger of eye and hand injuries from running power equipment as well as cuts and bruises from nailing containers together and blocking and bracing supports. Work involves exposure to unusually hazardous conditions on a recurring basis. This exposure exists during the individual handling or while being in the same room where such highly sensitive items such as firing devices, M-80 artillery simulators, detonators, blasting caps, and point detonating fuses are being handled in connection with the unpacking and packing operations. Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of traffic and weather on public roads, and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Drivers are exposed to dirt and fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents when loading and unloading the vehicle. They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems.


Work requires moderate physical effort in reaching, bending, stooping, sawing, nailing, and inserting
screws. Close eye and hand coordination is required when operating power-cutting equipment. Frequently lifts and carries supplies that weigh up to 70 pounds, and may handle items weighing over 70 pounds. Truck driving requires moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of heavier objects while loading cargo with the assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment. It requires moderate physical effort in climbing on tractors to load or tie down cargo. Considerable physical effort may be required to change tires, and to make limited emergency repairs. Light to moderate physical effort is required to operate hand and foot controls of forklift and truck.



Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 33 - Ammunition Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .

2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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