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Transportation Assistant

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Department Of Defense Mechanicsburg , PA 17050

Posted 2 months ago

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  • Plans, coordinates and controls shipment of material and equipment. Prepares shipment documentation for material and equipment shipped to include hazardous materials.

  • Provides advice and assistance to customers concerning all aspects and phases of the DLA Distribution Depot transportation and distribution functions. Provides status, resolves problems, prepares reports and traces shipment upon requests.

  • Provides traffic management support through selection, approval, procurement and use of safe and effective services carriers at the least cost to the government.

  • Determines the most efficient economical rates and routes to final destination involving domestic inbound and export shipments, originating at any point worldwide.

  • Is responsible for the classification, rating, routing and movement of a wide range of commodities, which includes hazardous materials.

  • Plans shipping dates, material pick up and loading times of equipment and material to be shipped from DLA Distribution Depot to other government activities, both overseas and conus

  • Performs the day to day functions of the verification and payment of invoices utilizing various automated systems.

  • Computes and verifies transportation costs and contacts carriers for rates when required.

  • Determines economical routi_ng based on technical review of guides and tariffs.

  • Reviews automated documentation for all types of shipments taking appropriate action to correct any invalid, void, or missing information.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    2102 Transportation Clerk And Assistant

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule

  • Security Requirements:
    Non Sensitive

  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes


To qualify for a Transportation Assistant your resume and supporting documentation must support:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) or competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position.To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: Determines the most efficient economical rates and routes to final destination involving domestic inbound and export shipments. Classifies, rates, routes and moves a wide range of commodities including hazardous material.

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: Requires specialized knowledge through formal training with required hazardous material classes for transportation personnel and must maintain a passing grade for retention in the position.


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Transportation Assistant

Expired Job

Department Of Defense