Motor Vehicle Operator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 10, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay.

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Responsibilities

  • Operate gasoline or diesel-powered motor vehicles and equipment of up to and more than, 32,000 pounds.
  • Operate oversized vehicles on a variety of public and private road types and in a variety of road and traffic conditions to transport material, passengers and cargo properly securing loads prior to movement.
  • Maneuver's oversized vehicles safely in narrow and confined locations which are often congested with other vehicles.
  • Evaluates 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
  • Loads and secures museum collection items to prevent damage and breakage.
  • Operates a wide variety of material handling equipment, including manual and mechanized pallet jacks, warehouse tractors, forklifts, tugs and trucks, and other general-purpose vehicles.
  • Handles minor maintenance on equipment and handles limited emergency repairs such as replacing an electrical fuse.
  • Perform emergency response operations in accordance with the ESF Emergency Response Plan under direction of curatorial staff- moves, houses, and transports museum collection items.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel to other locations for training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • You must possess and maintain a current Class A Commercial Driver's License..
  • You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or
  • (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:
  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position (Motor Vehicle Operator WG-5703-8) Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles
  • Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
  • Operate Safely Non Motor Vehicles
  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
  • Reliability and Dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
  • If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

    Volunteer Experience: 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.

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

    Additional information

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

    Physical Demands: Drivers at this grade exert light to heavy physical effort in climbing on tractors to hook up service lines, lower landing gears, move forks, in climbing on the trailer to load or tie down cargo, controlling vehicles, in making couplings between the vehicle and towed equipment because safety chains, towbars, and hooks must be lifted and properly secured. Considerable physical effort may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs, such as installing an emergency fan belt or replacing an electrical fuse on open highways.

    Incumbent routinely exerts moderate physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls for the vehicle or fork lift.
    Strain is caused by the vibration of the vehicle or fork lift truck being operated.

    Incumbent routinely exerts moderate physical effort to lift and move objects weighing over 23 kilograms (50 pounds) or heavier items in conjunction with co-workers or material handling equipment.
    Incumbent will often stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time, and must bend, stoop, turn, reach, push, pull, climb, and work in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions.

    Working Conditions: Work is completed inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. Each day the incumbent works in an administrative office area with computers, copiers fax machine, etc., in a warehouse in tempered temperature conditions that can go as low as 56F and as high as 95F, a museum storage facility that is conditioned to 64F and 51%RH, and outdoors in all climactic conditions. Incumbent can expect to stand and work for long periods on concrete or other hard surfaces.
    Drivers operate motor vehicles, including straight trucks and forklifts, in all types of traffic and all kinds of weather on public roads including surface streets and interstate highways at highway speeds throughout a major metropolitan city. They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems. When required, must be able to drive long distances in one day (up to 300 miles).

    Incumbent operates forklifts in a warehouse environment, including loading/off--loading semi-trailers or outdoors.

    They are continually exposed to dust, fumes, dirt, and grease and may be subject to exposure from toxins, explosive hazards, or chemical fumes. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hardhats, steel toed shoes, rubber gloves, masks, and rubber aprons.

    Incumbent is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and even serious injury from falling stock, toppling stacks, fork lift trucks overturning, and vehicular accidents at highway speeds.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .

    A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

    Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
    • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
    • Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
    • Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

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

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/10/2021:
  • Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
    • Veterans Preference Documentation :
      • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
      • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    • Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
  • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
  • Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    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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