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Materials Handler

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Forest Service Redmond , OR 97756

Posted 2 months ago



This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide range of warehousing and materials handling activities that include receiving, storing, repairing, refurbishing, and shipping a variety of supplies, equipment and materials. Additionally, the incumbent may package and repackage and configure into kits a variety of stocked and manufactured items.

Loads and unloads supplies and equipment using manual and/or automated stock moving equipment such as fork lifts, manual and mechanized pallet jacks in warehouses and outdoor environments. Utilizes an automated inventory database with handheld information technology device compatibility to locate and identify inventory.
Checks, assembles, and processes documents, and routes materials and equipment to the correct locations or storage areas.
Verifies or prepares documents either manually or by using automated equipment to read, store, track, and prepare materials documentation. Validates and ensures correctness for shipping, receiving and incident returns on quantities, identification criteria, and labeling. Identifies and reports discrepancies.
Ensures that inventory records are accurate and current. Prepares reports on inventory status. Uses automated equipment to load computerized inventory data, access inventory information, fill item requisitions and process returns.
Completes appropriate documentation, segregates supplies and identifies accounts by verifying electronically customer and incident/project support information.
Performs the off-loading of returns. Inspects inventory and identifies supplies and equipment to be repaired, refurbished, disposed, restocked or routed to external parties.
Performs repair and/or refurbishment on National Fire Equipment System (NFES) inventory meeting NFES Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishment Standards.
Performs kit assembly, packaging and refurbishment.
Provides assistance in developing plans, laying out storage space, establishing item locations, determining organization and arrangement of stock and identifying high and low usage items according to agency regulations and procedures. Works independently to consolidate materials and provide maximum space utilization and protection of supplies and equipment.
Packs and/or repacks for shipment and/or storage, a variety of tools, parts, equipment, supplies, printed materials or other items. Considers special requirements such as size, weight or mode of transportation and blocks or braces sensitive materials and equipment. May wrap, strap, tape, staple, seal, weigh, and label containers. Completes and provides appropriate documentation for transportation ensuring compliance with all applicable rules and regulations for identification/labeling, handling and security.
NOTE: Incumbent is required to operate Government vehicles some of which may require the operator to possess or obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Based on this collateral duty the incumbent is subject to random drug testing and will be placed in the applicant testing pool.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Valid state issued driver's license is required.
Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
    E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
    Incumbent is required to operate Government vehicles some of which may require the operator to possess a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Based on this collateral duty the incumbent is subject to random drug testing and will be placed in the applicant testing pool.

Upload a standalone copy of your CDL to your application package when applying to this position for qualification purposes.


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired.
Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.

Job Elements:
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)
Knowledge of Materials
Dexterity and Safety

There is no substitution of education for this position.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.

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.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


There is no substitution of education for this position.

Additional information

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring season.
This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or lack of funds.
The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
By selecting the Location Negotiable after Selection option when selecting your preferred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surrounding area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases your chances of receiving an offer.
Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the for additional information on pay rates.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
: To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.
If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
This position is not eligible for telework. Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category.

Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc.

Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
If claiming, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.
Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

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 .
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.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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