Material Handler

Portsmouth, Virginia
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


The position is located within the Mid-Atlantic Region, Navy Facilities Engineering Command, Quality Recycling Program, Portsmouth VA. The purpose of this position is to receive, identify, sort, and separate recyclables from non-recyclables, properly dispose of non-recyclable material, and document/prepare/transport recyclable materials in accordance with standard procedure.
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Performs all or some of the following duties as assigned:
Receives materials from customers. Assists with pick-up and delivery and/or proper receipt of materials as directed. Separates recyclable material from non-recyclable material in accordance with standard procedures. Places recyclable and non-recyclable materials in proper storage and/or disposal areas. Ensures "like" items are stored together for proper documentation. Identifies and reports any hazardous materials, and assists with proper disposal. Loads/unloads vehicles, containers, etc. as directed. Relocates stock, equipment, or materials. May be assigned to Motor Vehicle Operator to make runs to pick up recyclables or transport items on the installation, to other installations, or within the private sector.

Ensures the safe operation of all tools and equipment at all times. Ensures work areas are clean and orderly at the close of business, and all materials and tools are put away. Monitors work area for safety hazards and reports hazards to supervisor immediately. Ensure the proper protective gear is used at all times. Performs minor preventative maintenance equipment and performs safety and/or maintenance checks as required. Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor immediately. Ensures cleanliness and proper storage of tools.

Maintains cleanliness of assigned facility and surround grounds. May include light maintenance (minor repairs, replacement of fixtures, light bulbs, etc.) and operation of power tools/equipment such as lawnmower, weed cutter, and/or hand tools.

Performs other recycling related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Virginia driver's license, as driving is required.
  • A forklift license/certification is strongly preferred.
  • May lift and carry items weighting up to 45 pounds without assistance, and higher weights with assistance.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:

Must have ability to identify facility layout, recyclable versus non-recyclable materials, and types and locations of proper storage areas. Some prior recycling experience is preferred. Must have physical ability to bend, lift, load/unload heavy and/or bulky items. Must be able to follow basic instructions and work independently once trained. Must possess basic writing and math skills to document receipt and amount of deliveries, identify and label hazardous materials, and estimate quantities. Must demonstrate skill in use of equipment used in recycling tasks to include operating electric balers, hydraulic jacks/lifts, fork lifts, bobcat loaders, manual banding machines, and possess basic knowledge of hand tools such as hammers, pliers, strapping tools, metal band sheers, etc.

A valid driver's license is required, and must be maintained at all times. A forklift license is strongly preferred. At this level, the incumbent may work with a wide range of different recyclable items, and is responsible for knowledge of the proper storage, handling, and dispensation of each type.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • Résumé
  • Proof of education/training: if applicable, provide a copy of your awarded/conferred college transcript(s), if degree hasn't been conferred provide copy of HS Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) priority consideration: provide a copy of the notice of separation If claiming Military Spouse Preference: provide a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application If claiming Veteran's Preference: provide a copy of your DD-214, Member-4 page and any supporting documentation (SF-15, V.A. disability letter, proof of service, etc.) If a current or former Federal Employee: provide a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50

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