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Materials Handler

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$17.18 to $20.02

Birmingham, AL


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$17.18 to $20.02 per hour

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WG 6

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4 vacancies in the following location:

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Individuals with disabilities


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Current federal employees serving under competitive appointment; former federal employees eligible for reinstatement; veterans eligible for non-competitive appointment under the Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA), persons eligible for appointments under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), eligible military spouses as defined by 5 CFR 315.612, persons eligible for non-competitive appointment as defined in CFR.213.3102.

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The incumbent selected for this position develops and implements storage plans for assigned areas and arranges for movement of supplies between warehouse locations, consolidates materials, and provide maximum space utilization and protection of materials; Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials on docking areas; selects specific storage locations within framework of general warehouse plans, rotate stock and check for outdated materials and maintains the appropriate safeguards and temperature controls; handles delivering and warehousing materials the appropriate safeguards and temperature control; handles delivering and warehousing materials including hazardous, flammable and temperature sensitive products; drives vehicles, trucks or vans not exceeding 4500 pounds vehicular weight, with electrical of hydraulic lift, groups supplies in a logical and easy access manner while ensuring maximum efficiency of space; submits monthly reports, status updates, periodic monitors and setting benchmarks; coordinates all/excess turn-ins of equipment and materials; may serve as a senior member of a warehouse project team; performs other related duties as assigned.

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Work Schedule: Monday-Friday. 6:00 AM- 2:30 PM, 6:30 AM- 3:00 PM, 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM, 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM.

Position Description Title/PD#: Materials Handler, PD#9326-A.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

6907 Materials Handler



Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Pre-employment physical required


Your background must demonstrate experience in a variety of duties including receiving, storing, handling, issuing and delivering supplies, materials and equipment.

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 Job Elements to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your Resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( ****).

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; religions; 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.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as Job Element #1 in the on-line occupational assessment questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement for Job Element #1 are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from further consideration. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions/Job Elements. The Screen-Out Job Element for this position is the ability to do the work of a Materials Handler without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)

Having a valid state issued driver's license. (Screen Out)

JOB ELEMENTS: Those applicants who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the above screen-out job element #1 & #2 will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

Technical Practices (Theoretical, artistic, precise).

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (Other than Blueprints).

Knowledge of Materials.

Dexterity and Safety.

Work Practices (Includes keeping things neat, clean and in order).

Physical Requirements:

Work involves considerable walking, pushing, and pulling a variety of carts and materials handling

equipment. Works off loading and loading trucks, lifting products on and off-shelves, handling boxes

frequently weighing over 40 pounds. Will frequently handle equipment, furniture, and materials of an awkward and heavier nature in excess of 100 pounds. These items are typically handled using specialized equipment and/or assistance of coworkers. Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the movement of large quantities of product over an extended period including, but not limited to, turn-ins, large shipments and deliveries. While operating vehicles, may be required to exert a greater level of physical exertion while backing and turning trucks, operating forklifts, or hand trucks on uneven terrain and uncertain conditions.

Working Conditions:

Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot,

cold, drafty, and poorly lighted. Will be required to work outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types

of weather conditions during all seasons. Hazardous materials may be encounter in daily work activities. Duties will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of

equipment. All types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. Will be subject to

conditions that could result in serious accidents; precautions will be taken. Must possess a valid, state driver's license or commercial driver's license (CDL), as applicable, if required to operate a motor vehicle or commercial vehicle.


Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at ****.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

Financial disclosure not required.

For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions


If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

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


If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist

to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

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Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit ****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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/16/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click ****.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, ****, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Birmingham VA Medical Center

700 South 19th Street

Birmingham, AL


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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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