This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Departmental Management, Office of Operations (OO), Mail and Reproduction Management Division (MRMD), Mail Services Branch (MSB).
The duties of the Motor Vehicle Operator position include, but are not limited to the following:
Operate box trucks, sedans, 15-passenger vans and cargo vans;
Transport officials for all offices and agencies within the Department of Agriculture;
Pick up and deliver high priority and important packages and mail to/from USDA offices in the metro area and various other Cabinet Departments, independent agencies and private sector business associations;
Serve as back-up chauffeur (weekly and for extended periods of time) for the Secretary and Under Secretary of Agriculture;
Load, unload, and arrange bulky and heavy cargo;
Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds and up to 26,000 pounds; and
Complete preventive maintenance service records.
Effort is required to control vehicles due to their size and weight which carry heavy loads or large numbers of people. Considerable physical effort may be required to perform limited emergency repairs, such as changing tires, fuse replacements, etc.
Operates vehicles in all types of weather and traffic conditions on public roads (or the equivalent) and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather conditions while loading and unloading vehicles.
Who May Apply
This job is open to
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must possess and maintain a clean driving record.
DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you may be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and a credit report inquiry.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.
To qualify for the Motor Vehicle Operator position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Experience: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.
Qualifying experience for a WG-6 Motor Vehicle Operator:
Experience as a back-up driver for one or more motor vehicles including box trucks, sedans, 15-passenger vans and cargo vans which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of up to 10,000 pounds on standard routes, in limited traffic conditions, and at low speeds; experience following specific instructions on which vehicles to be operated and which routine trips to be made, including routes and weather conditions; and closely monitoring the transport of people or cargo.
Screen-Out-Element: In order to be considered for this position you must be able to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision.
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.
This is a bargaining unit designated position.
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.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
More information on applying under such as the Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, and Schedule A Disabled may be found on the .
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at (voice and TDD).
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL or ICTAP eligibility see . To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Managements (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined based on applicants quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)
Operation of Motor Vehicle
Ability to interpret instruction, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability to drive safely
Reliability and dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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.
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Background checks and security clearance
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 claiming veterans preference, 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.
Veterans 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 veterans 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. For more information on veterans preference please visit the .
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.
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