PPW (Receiving and Distribution)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 05, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

GPO employees possess a diverse representation of talent in many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

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

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Responsibilities

  • Receives deliveries from the Government Publishing Office, Superintendent of Documents and private contractors. Checks incoming deliveries against receipts and determines if the right material and correct quantities have been delivered.
  • Breaks down deliveries received according to their destinations. The proper destinations are usually on the receipts, but frequently, deliveries are made to alternative locations.
  • Maintains necessary work records and generates reports as required. Makes internal Congressional pickup/deliveries between House and Senate Offices as they relate to the Government Publishing Office's mission.
  • Uses dolly, hand truck, or electric jack to transport materials to their destination.
  • Occasionally lifts cartons and bundles weighing in excess of 75 pounds.
  • Uses the Pitney Bowes Arrival Tracking System for automatically entering all relevant information into the system, including description, sender, recipient, signature, and delivery date.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
6

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Physical - Effort: Must be able to use equipment such as tracking devices. Must be able to use dollies, hand trucks and/or electric jacks to lift and transport materials to various locations.
  • Physical - Effort: Must be able to lift cartons and/or material weighing in excess of 75 pounds safely.
  • Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting at times with frequent travel to the loading dock to retrieve work from GPO drivers.
  • Working Conditions: Incumbent will be required to wear a GPO supplied uniform and safety shoes; and will be exposed to loud noises, temperature changes, varying lighting conditions and awkward heavy loads.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position, 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 PPW (Receiving and Distribution).

Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, Job Element to be considered for this position: Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Receiving and Distribution) without more than normal supervision. These duties include: Knowledge and understanding of the Legislative process in regards to receipt and distribution of Congressional Materials; Congressional Records; Bills; Reports; Committee Prints; Hearings; and other Congressional Publications received from GPO, the GPO Superintendent of Documents, and private contractors. Read all of the statements below and then select the response based on your highest level of experience and/or training that demonstrates you ability to perform the duties of the 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.

In addition to the requirements above, GPO employees competing under merit promotion procedures must meet all of the following criteria in accordance with Federal Merit Promotion Plan, GPO Instruction 615.2C (Appendix B): 1. Have completed a formal, recognized apprenticeship or GPO journeyperson training program, or possess substantially equivalent practical experience in the trade of the vacancy; AND 2. Have at least 1 year of journeyperson experience subsequent to completion of the above apprenticeship or training; AND 3. Have served a minimum of 1 year in Career or Career-Conditional appointment in the GPO.(add supervisory statement from MP Plan). 4. Have served at least 1 year in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

OR

1) Have obtained a Baccalaureate Degree or three years of responsible experience in the printing industry equivalent, at a minimum, to the GPO journeyperson level, 2) Have two years of experience in the printing industry of a scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties of the position - one year of which was at or comparable to the PG-12 level, AND 3) Have served a minimum of one year in a career or career-conditional appointment in GPO.

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.

Education

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: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

Work Life Balance:

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy; this position requires a Suitability. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background for a Suitability. This review could include fingerprints and credit checks, as well as a full field FBI background investigation and tax and bar checks for attorney applicants. The background investigation covers a period of seven to ten years depending on the nature of the position; this process may take 6 weeks or longer. The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to pass the background investigation.

The selectee will work Shift-1.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

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.

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 Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. other than Blueprint Reading
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tolls and Equipment
  • Technical Practices


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. 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
Other

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

In addition to your responses to the questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy: (Users please add in or delete the appropriate required documents).
  • Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action- If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the 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.

    If you are unable to provide your most recent SF-50, you should submit a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. This explanation should include your Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential. Failure to submit the required SF50 document or statement of explanation will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal -If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal showing you have performed at an acceptable level. If you are unable to submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal you must submit a written explanation as to why it was not obtainable. In this explanation you should include your final rating. Failure to submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal or a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable will disqualify you from further consideration.

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