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Middle River, Maryland
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR, Position Description Number D1961000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

This is an indefinite position that may become permanent without further competition, pending resource availability.

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As a Motor Vehicle Operator, WG-5703-08, you will perform the following duties:

Receives, in-checks, routes, and moves parts, assemblies, components, and on-base turn-ins into and out of industrial shops. Examines items received to verify part numbers, identities, correct quantities, condition, and destination. When routing documents are missing or item is questionable, makes positive item identification by reference to national stock number (NSN), nomenclature, appropriate manuals, and blueprints

Interprets packing manuals and specifications and determines containers, protective devices, cushioning materials, methods, and techniques needed for packing a variety of tools, parts, equipment, and other items, taking into consideration such factors as size, type, weight, fragility, hazardous materials, transportation mode, and destination of items

Constructs containers such as crates, boxes, cases and skids for use in shipment of items, utilizing Special Packaging Instructions (SPIs) when available to determine proper support requirements for items being prepared for shipment. Many items to be containerized are characterized by their irregular shapes, weight and size, and unbalanced nature requiring a determination of weight support points to prevent such items from shifting, moving, breaking loose, or becoming damaged.

Determines proper identification, marking, labeling, and inclusion of shipping documents and special handling instructions on all shipments. Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments.

Assists the Distribution Manager as required in actions such as determining freight shipping requirements consistent with efficiency and transportation priorities

Operates primarily straight-in-line trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 32,000 pounds and/or truck tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers to transport personnel or pick up and deliver supplies, materials or equipment.

Operates electric, LPG, or diesel powered fork lift trucks capable of lifting loads weighing less than 10,000 pounds as high as 168 inches. Drives fork lift trucks over wood, concrete, or similar type floors through narrow aisles in buildings and in such confined spaces as railroad cars or trucks. Transports items that are bulky and unwieldy utilizing appropriate load balance and adequate protection for items. Occasionally drives outside over rough surfaces.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This is an indefinite position NTE 30 Sep 2022. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO. This position may be converted to a permanent status without further competition pending resource availability.

This position is only open to current members of the Maryland Air National Guard.
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. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: SSgt (E-5) or below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, fuel trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, and trash removal trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds) and up to 14,400 kilograms (less than 32,000 pounds). Experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment. Experience operating platform, van, stake and dump trucks, refueling vehicles passenger buses or ambulance buses.

Quality of Experience - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.


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):

-- In-depth knowledge of a wide variety of preservation processing and standard packing methods and techniques, detailed knowledge of specialized techniques for preservation and/or custom packing

-- Skill in the preparation of all documentation for hazardous materials to be packed, stored, and shipped including the visual assessment of their physical condition and their quantity, size and specialized handling, labeling or storage requirements.

-- Knowledge of operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of more than 32,000 pounds such as aircraft refueling tractor trailers, truck tractors with semi or full trailers, heavy load in-line trucks, or interstate motor coaches.

-- Ability to operate electric, LPG, or diesel powered fork-lift (lifting loads weighting 10,000 lbs or more that are higher then 168"), and other material handling equipment.

-- Ability to operate one or more types of trucks such as pickup, panel, and flatbed trucks, which typically have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less, on local and public roads at highway speeds.

-- Exercises a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of deployment and distribution management policies, principles and practices as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial traffic management activities.

-- Practical knowledge of industry practices and procedures and established regulations, requirements, and techniques related to the transportation program.

-- Ability to judge road/traffic conditions and read maps to determine the shortest and safest route.

-- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. related to motor vehicle operation, power take-off unit operation, and preventive maintenance; and meet cargo pickup and delivery schedules/deadlines.

-- Skill and knowledge in turning the vehicles, in evaluating the condition and load limits of bridges, in scheduling weigh points, and in assessing traffic conditions and hazards locally and over long distance routes in unfamiliar geographic areas.

-- Knowledge and skill to: determine the correct turning radius for these flection-type vehicles; back the trailer into loading docks, between other trailers, and in narrow, congested locations around warehouses and parking areas; and apply the dual braking system for the combination vehicles especially on steep winding grades, without causing the trailers to jackknife.

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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