Motor Vehicle Operator

Montgomery County, Maryland
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time

As a WG-5703-5 Motor Vehicle Operator, your duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Transports supplies, materials and equipment throughout urban areas.
  • Ensures cargo is protected from the weather and that it is properly distributed and secured to prevent damage or loss while in transit.
  • Completes trip tickets, preventive maintenance records, and accident reports.
  • Checks shipping documents to verify incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Uses automated material identification equipment such as bar code wands, computer terminals, and laser scanners tied into a central computer to select storage locations of items being shipped or received.
  • Maintains and washes the vehicles in compliance with established policies.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • The selectee must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle license.
  • This position is designated as Tier I - Emergency Essential.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Motor Vehicle Operator, WG-5703-5
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position. The approved job elements for this occupation are listed as follows:
  • Ability to perform motor vehicle operator and material handler duties with minimum supervision. (Screen-Out Element)
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles such as pickup trucks, panel trucks, and sedans.
  • Ability to perform material handler duties involving receiving, storing and shipping materials.
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment in a warehouse.
  • Ability to follow safety and operating laws, requirements and procedures.
  • Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

    You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    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 .
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • This position is designated as an " emergency essential " position and the selected candidate will be considered an " emergency essential " employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
    • Condition of employment, all federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. During the onboarding process, if selected, you must provide proof of vaccination. An official job offer and continued employment is contingent on this requirement. For more information on this requirement, visit the Safer Federal Workforce page on vaccines. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit .
    • Subject to all types of traffic and weather on public roads and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.
    • Subject to possible cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock or mechanized work areas.
    • Subject to drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated roads and interchange systems.
    • Subject to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time, and to bend, stoop, and work in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions.
    • The incumbent may lift and carry items that weigh up to 8 kilograms (40 pounds).
    • The materials handling work is done inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted.
    • Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hardhats, steel toed shoes, rubber gloves, masks, and rubber aprons.
    • We may make additional selections for similar positions across the National Institutes of Health within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at NIH. Clearance of CTAP will be applied for similar positions across NIH.
    • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
    • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
    • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
    • Visit our Total Compensation page for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.

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