Materials Handler (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Posted on Sep 15, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

Atlanta, GA

This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.

This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option toextend based on workload and funding availability.

Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.nApply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of FEMA's Logistics Management Directorate!nView common definitions of terms found in this announcement The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standard.

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.

Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.Working Conditions:nPerforms assignments indoors in both comfortable and uncomfortable areas, and outdoors in all but most extreme inclement weather.

Work areas may be hot, dusty, drafty, inadequately lighted and ventilated, etc.

Is subject to cuts, abrasions, injuries from equipment, or the possibility of serious injury resulting from accidents while driving and/or loading and unloading materials.

Drives in all types of traffic and weather on public roads, and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.

Drives in heavy traffic and at highway speeds.

Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) required.

TDP – This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) because of its security, public-health, and/or public safety sensitivity, therefore you are subject to random drug testing under FEMA’s Drug-Free Workplace Plan (DWP).

Refusal to be tested will result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

The fork lift operator works inside areas that are sometimes damp and drafty.

Occasionally works outside in all kinds of weather.nPhysical Effort:nWork requires standing on hard surfaces for extended periods of time; bending, stooping, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

May lift and carry items that weigh up to 100 pounds.

Heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from others.

Light physical effort is required in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls to motor vehicles.

Moderate physical effort is exerted in operating, turning, backing and controlling heavier vehicles.

Fork lift operating requires moderate physical effort in operating hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting, and stopping the fork lift and raising, lowering, and tilting the loads being moved.

Strain is caused by the vibration of the fork lift truck.

Must meet the physical requirements to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License.

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.nYour application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.

You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.

In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time.

As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, clickhere.Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.

Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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