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Motor Vehicle Operator, Ssb-Te-Deu-External

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U.S. Census Bureau Jeffersonville , IN 47130

Posted 4 months ago

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Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as NPC-2018-0332,Motor Vehicle Operator, WG-5703-06, SSB-TE-MAP-Internalwhich can be accessed at

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This job opportunity is for a Motor Vehicle Operator and is located in the Motor Vehicle Unit

, Warehousing and Transportation Section, Support Services Branch (SSB), National Processing Center (NPC). The function of the Section is to provide a variety of services including: transportation, warehousing, shipping and receiving, forklift, labor and supply. The position provides for a Motor Vehicle Operator responsible for transporting a variety of bulk materials such as; furniture, equipment, and survey materials in support of the National Processing Center's activities, including the delivery of mail and the transporting of employees from building to building, and occasionally to hotels, to and from airports, and other locations. This position is in the bargaining unit.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

The individual selected for this position will:

  • Operate vehicles with a gross weight of approximately 21,500 to 34,700 pounds, capable of carrying loads weighing up to six tons.

  • Transport furniture, machinery, equipment, supplies and other bulk materials throughout the processing areas of the National Processing Center, and nearby facilities.

  • Ensure materials being transported are secured at all times.

  • Operate a forklift truck to load and/or unload a truck when a materials handler is unavailable.

  • Provide general instruction regarding the sequence of loading/unloading the vehicle to ensure the load is safely and properly secured.

  • Operate the two-way radio when receiving assignments from or reporting the status of assignments to the dispatchers.

  • Operate forklift trucks in order to perform routine forklift tasks.

  • In situations requiring immediate action, may be required to assist in any of the other trades.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday through Friday. Hours between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. An Alternate Work Schedule is available. Alternate Work Schedule is an 80-hour biweekly basic work requirement that is scheduled in less than 10 days; i.e., eight 9-hour days/nights, one 8-hour day/night, and one day off.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.

  • Must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable

  • A work sample may be required if referred to selecting official.

  • If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.

  • Valid Commerical Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B

Applicants must possess a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B by the closing date of this announcement. You will be required to show proof of license at the time of appointment.

Candidate must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather conditions while loading and unloading vehicles. Drives in all types of traffic and weather and could be exposed to cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or while loading and unloading the vehicle. Occasionally the incumbent is required to utilize portable loading ramps which help to level the tailgate of the truck with the dock, or place and position portable dock plates using the forklift, maneuver the vehicle across uneven/rough terrain (pavement, gravel), in close quarters, and in heavy traffic on short hauls.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Moderate physical effort is required of the incumbent to maneuver heavier vehicles, especially when turning, backing, and controlling these vehicles with heavier loads. Moderate to heavy physical exertion is required in the frequent handling of material weighing 30 to 50 pounds, while loading and unloading cargo and the frequent handling, moving, pushing, and pulling of cargo weighing hundreds of pounds.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by 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.

Note to current NPC employees: If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this selection will change your type of appointment to a Term Appointment. At the end of this Term Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.

One year trial period will be required.

The qualification standard for this position is found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations published by the Office of Personnel Management. You may find more information at


Additional information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

  • VRA
  • 30% or more disabled veteran
  • Persons with disabilities
  • CTAP

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at:

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1.A copy of your Reduction In Force (RIF) separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
2.A copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action , noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
3.A copy of your last performance appraisal including rating; and
4.Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1.A copy of your Reduction In Force (RIF) separation notice; notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2.A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action , documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3.A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4.Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, notify the Human Resources Branch. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Branch via the Federal Relay Service, .

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

Employees who receive a buyout and subsequently return to positions in a Federal agency within 5 years after the date of separation on which the payment is based, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal service, are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it before the individual's first day of reemployment.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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


Applicants must have had sufficient training and experience to show their ability to perform the duties of the position. Qualifications will be determined by comparing applicants resume to their responses to the occupational questionnaire. We will review the applicants resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yyyy) on the resume to determine if the applicant meets the eligibility for the position. At a minimum, applicants must meet the Barely Acceptable level on the screen-out element:

Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision; receive at least one half of the total possible points; AND furnish detailed information on the resume which supports the occupational questionnaire responses to demonstrate that the applicant clearly possesses the experience and skills to successfully perform the duties of this position. The screen-out element is a critical self assessment of the applicants experience and is essential for satisfactory job performance. The resume or optional cover letter must support the applicants responses to the occupational questions or their score will be lowered. Applicants will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are gold , silver , and bronze . The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How applicants will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) for all positions.

Applicant will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their experience as relates to the following job elements listed below (please do not provide a separate written response). The assessment tool/questionnaire will evaluate the applicant on the job elements listed below.

Element 6A - Ability to operate different types of motor vehicles
Element 18 - Ability to handle weights and loads
Element 25A - Work practices
Element 75C - Ability to interpret instructions, specifications
Element 86A - Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles)
SCREEN OUT ELEMENT 1 - Ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator WG-5703-06 without more than normal supervision.

INTERVIEW WORK SAMPLE: Applicants selected for an interview will be required to participate in an on site work sample during the interview process. Applicants should dress appropriately to participate in a work sample during the interview process. The work sample may consist of the following:
1.Pre-startup vehicle inspection
2.Vehicle familiarization (seatbelt, mirror adjustments, cab and instrument panel)
3.Loading/securing cargo
4.Dock approach and backing skills
5.Ladder safety and proper lifting skills
6.Ability to operate a forklift

PHYSICAL EXAM: Selectee will be required to pass a physical examination prior to the effective date of appointment to this position. Cost of physical will be the responsibility of selectee.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required


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Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:

Resume showing relevant experience, optional cover letter, and the online questionnaire. Your resume must indicate country of citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week, annual salary, and specify the job duties related to the advertised position. For work in the Federal service, include the grade level of the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

Veterans' Preference documentation,if applicable. Indicate on resume the type of veterans' preference claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service to validate claim of veterans preference and, if applicable, VA letter).If a compensable veteran is selected, an SF-15 will be required prior to appointment. Active duty service members must submit certification from the armed forces that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, go to: . For a fillable copy of the SF-15, go to: .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.

Applicants must possess a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B by the closing date of this announcement. You will be required to show proof of license at the time of appointment.

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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