U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
$26.35 to $30.74
Open & closing dates
$26.35 to $30.74 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Multiple Appointment Types
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS CLAIMING PREFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS PREFERENCE CRITERIA.
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By joining Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, you will be a part of the team that is the leading provider of global distribution support to America's military. Whether you work at the DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pa. or at one of our 24 distribution centers around the globe, your work will ensure that DLA Distribution offers the right solution, on time, every time through a broad range of services to include storage, distribution, customized kits, specialized packaging and world-wide transportation support. DLA Distribution makes a difference every day by providing effective, efficient and best value support to our customers which include the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force as well as other government agencies.
DUTIES: As a Motor Vehicle Operator, you will be responsible for the following duties:
Operates straight-in-line trucks, tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers; and/or motor coaches, which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 32,000 pounds.
Connects and disconnects the air brakes and electrical lines.
Maneuvers vehicles within close tolerance when driving and backing over uneven ground; in narrow or congested areas; between buildings and other vehicles; and when positioning vehicles at loading docks.
Directs the arranging of cargo or assists in the operation for proper weight distribution and loading/unloading sequence.
Performs operator maintenance tasks: checks fuel.
Completes trip tickets and fills out reports in case of accident. May perform materials handling and packing duties to include receiving, storing, issuing, picking and packing a variety of materials. May operate material handling equipment (MHE) such as forklifts to load/unload and move materials.
Physical Effort: The incumbent's work requires close attention, good vision and color perception, judgement of distances, reaction time, and hearing above average. Must pass a physical exam and be able to lift heavy chains, bars, hooks, etc., to make couplings between vehicle and towed equipment. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 20 pounds or more; and occasionally material weighing over 50 pounds or more.
Working Conditions: Works inside and out of trucks in he outdoors in all types if weather conditions, rain, snow, sunshine and winds, withstand vibration, unpleasant odors, noise, and dampness. Drives in congested city roads, highways, and poorly maintained roads. May be exposed continually to hazards pertaining to the handling, hauling, and movement of heavy materials as well as moving objects, sharp edges, fumes, smog, and collision which could cause severe injuries or death/. Worker may be exposed to unpackaged or packaged explosives, toxic, flammable, corrosive, or caustic materials.
NOTE: Incumbent must be licensed by the State of Washington for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with the following endorsements: buses, tank trailers, doubles, hazardous materials, and air brake restriction. Must possess Optional Form 346, Operators Identification Card, lor the maximum gross combination weight of vehicles of 200,000 pounds GVW. Must be able to acquire and maintain a forklift license, explosive handling certificate, motor vehicle explosive operator's permit, and basic radiation worker qualification (J qual.). Must be able to obtain a security clearance.
Occasional travel - Travel May Be Required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Permanent Federal Employee, Interchange Agreement Agency, and Former Federal Employee. ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals with Special Appointing Authorities: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Eligible Veterans (VRA), http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/AOC Eligibility Definitions 20140611.pdf
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
Motor Vehicle Operators
Conditions of Employment
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Variable Shifts
Overtime Work: Occasional
Security Requirements: Non Critical Sensitive Secret
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Preemployment Physical: Required
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
To qualify for a Motor Vehicle Operator, your qualifications must include:
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out Element)
Operation of Motor Vehicles.
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation).
Ability to Drive Vehicles Safely.
Please review the General
Information and Definitions at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a
Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA
employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen
for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested
will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy
extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy
testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive
Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's
drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances:
marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin),
phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine),
methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA),
oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
FOR VETERANS is available at http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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 determine if you are best qualified for this job, a
review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and
compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The
questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills,
and abilities (KSAs) for this position. The rating you receive is based on your
responses to the questionnaire, and is a measure of the degree to which your
background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities required of
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/SupportingDocumentation.pdf
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.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
For information on Employee Benefits visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
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
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on How To Prepare A Resume
- Completed Questionnaire – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
Log into your USAJOBS account.
Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.
If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf
using the following Vacancy ID 2028088 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/downloads/HowToApply.pdf
Agency contact information
Timothy L. Ripley
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive
a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure
you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will
receive a notification. A review may be completed of your online
questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.
Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to
the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of
referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part
of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional
supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you will receive a
notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique
Based Interviewing (BBI)
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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.
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Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
Website : http://www.dla.mil/Pages/default.aspx
As America's combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and combined and allied forces with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The Agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 84 percent of the military's spare parts. In addition, the Agency manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides catalogs and other logistics information products, and offers document automation and production services. The Defense Logistics Agency is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. As a global enterprise, wherever the United States has a military presence, DLA is likely there as well.