Materials Handler (FLO/MVO)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Full Time


About the Position: The position is located in Fort Belvoir, VA. Fort Belvoir is approximately 15 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., five miles from Alexandria, VA and next door to the community of Mount Vernon, VA. It is within easy driving distance of Washington, D.C., national historical sites and parks. You can find historical sites, shopping, schools, and churches in the area. For more information about the area, visit the website .
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  • Operate motor vehicles with an approximately 5 ton capacity and may be equipped with air brakes to pick up and transport warehouse materials and supplies between commercial vendors in the surrounding area, the warehouse, and/or user work sites.
  • Maintain a variety of warehousing related files and prepare various reports.
  • Receive work order and assemble items in holding area, prepare issue forms for self-service and other warehouse items, and note on inventory cards changes in quantity, date of issue, and order numbers.
  • Load supply items on trucks, vans, and other vehicles for transport to work site for reshipment, ensure that all vehicles are properly loaded, items are identified, and documentation is complete.
  • Place items in bins or bulk storage areas and note on inventory cards any changes in item location, quantity, and price.
  • Receive incoming warehouse items and equipment: pick up items for designated locations and upload from the conveyances, check items for serviceability, and check items against packing list and purchase order for description, quantity and price.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The position requires the completion of a pre-employment physical examination and a biannual examination thereafter.
  • The position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening and random testing thereafter.
  • Incumbent required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's license with the C endorsement.
  • Incumbent required to possess and maintain a forklift operator's license.
  • This is a Term position scheduled to last 1 year. A term position may be extended to a maximum of six years depending upon the needs of management. Are you available for term employment?
  • This is an obligated position. Are you willing to accept an obligated position?


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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 a(n) Materials Handler (FLO/MVO)~ without more than normal supervision. Ability to perform the full range of Materials Handler (FLO/MVO) duties such as utilize an automated inventory software system to perform warehouse operations such as layout, receipt, storage and issuance of supplies, materials and equipment. Maintain efficient levels of stock on-hand; receive incoming warehouse items and equipment; receive work orders and assemble items in holding area; utilize materials handling equipment to load and unload inventory; and operate a motor vehicle to transport stock. Skilled in operating electric, gasoline, or diesel powered fork lifts, commercial and rough terrain models, which are capable of lifting loads weighing 15,000 pounds or more. Knowledgeable of safety rules and regulations for operating the vehicles. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualification requirements prescribed by OPM within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Knowledge of Materials
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
  • Perform work on hard surfaces and in work areas that require the worker to stand, stoop, bend and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May be required to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time. Moderate physical effort is used in operating hand and foot controls when driving, turning, stopping and starting the forklift and motor vehicles and raising, lowering and tilting the forklift loads. When operating large forklifts over rough terrain, extra physical effort may be required due to equipment vibrations.
  • Work inside in areas that are hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted and ventilated. May work in adverse weather in such outside areas as open docks and storage yards subject to exposure to dust, dirt and weather from cold to hot temperatures. Cuts, bruises and broken bones may result from shifting loads, toppling stacks, falling objects or accidents with other moving equipment.


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.
  • 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.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 13 - Supply Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • This position may be made permanent without further competition.

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.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

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
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
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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