Motor Vehicle Operator (NPC-2014-0008)
Job ID: 20923
|Salary||Approximate Hours Per Week|
|$19.29 - $22.51 per hour||Full Time-Year Round|
|Jeffersonville Telephone Center, US Census Bureau |
Jeffersonville, Indiana United States
|December 04, 2013|
|Position Type||Applications Accepted Until|
|Non-Degreed Positions||December 11, 2013|
The U.S. Census Bureau's National Processing Center (NPC), Jeffersonville, Indiana, is an ultramodern data processing facility featuring the latest in telecommunications and computer processing technologies to support the nation's economic and demographic indicators. NPC is the Nation's center for collecting, capturing, and delivering timely, high-quality data products and services for surveys and censuses at the best value.
The position is located in the Motor Vehicle Unit, Warehousing and Transportation Section, Support Services Branch, National Processing Center (NPC). The function of the section is to provide a variety of services including: warehousing, transportation, supplying, shipping, receiving, fork-lifting, laboring, controlling forms and expendables, and property management.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., AWS. AWS, Alternative 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.
Duties: The individual selected for this position will:
- Operate vehicles with a gross weight of approximately 32,000 pounds or less, capable of carrying loads weighing up to four tons.
- Transport furniture, machinery, equipment, supplies and other bulk materials throughout the processing areas of the National Processing Center, other nearby facilities, and occasionally on long distance trips.
- Ensure material being transported is secured at all times.
- On occasion, operates a forklift truck to load and/or unload a truck when a materials handler is unavailable.
- Operate the two-way radio when receiving assignments from or reporting the status of assignments to the dispatchers.
- Operate or learn to operate electric and/or propane forklift trucks in order to perform routine forklift tasks.
- May be required to assist in any of the other trades of equal or lower grade.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
- Must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- A work sample will be required if referred to selecting official.
- May be required to pass a physical examination prior to appointment.
- Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B Required.
- If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.
To qualify, no specific length of experience or training is required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through information provided in your resume to include volunteer work and other non-paid experience, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision.
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 www.opm.gov.
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 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.
How to Apply
To apply online, applicant must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov.
Follow these steps to complete the online application:
- Log into USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov) and enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled “What:” and then click on the SEARCH JOBS button.
- Click on blue job title link.
- Select the blue “APPLY ONLINE” tab in the right-hand column.
- Follow/complete the prompts to sign into an existing USAJOBS account or to create a new account.
- The system will take you to the online occupational questionnaire, which is a required component of the application process.
- Follow the instruction in the documents section of the application process (located at the end of the occupational questionnaire) for submitting all required documents.