About the Position:
This Munitions Handler position is located at U.S. Army Sustainment Command 406th Army Field Support Brigade Army Field Support Battalion, Logistics Readiness Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Entitlements and Benefits is Authorized. New appointees, moving from their place of actual residence at the time of appointment, may be reimbursed for a portion of their moving expenses.
Perform shipping, issue, and RDTE turn-in functions for the Ammunition Supply Branch. Individual will perform woodworking, packing, and blocking and bracing functions in support of shipping operations.
Ensures the objectives of the Army and our customers are met in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Independently performs a complete range of shipping assignments.
Organizes and prepares ammunition and explosives for shipment off post. Selects from storage or customer turn-in items for shipment.
Assures and certifies compliance with all applicable hazardous material regulations.
Completes shipping documents with weight, cube, compatibility and hazardous material data.
Operates trucks to transport ammunition and explosive materiel to and from designated locations both on post and off post.
Makes and repairs supply, shipping, and storage containers of various sizes and shapes from wood and wood substitutes.
Fabricates and assembles boxes and crates for shipment of ammunition and explosives according to specifications.
Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment such as radial saws, circular saws, and pneumatic nailers.
Performs a wide variety of standard and specialized preservation and/or packing work. Items typically require special documentation and custom packing, handling, preservation, and shipping procedures.
Packs and/or preserves items that typically require special documentation and custom packing, handling, preservation, and shipping procedures. Independently performs a complete range of turn-in assignments.
Performs the full range of blocking and bracing duties in order to meet workload demands.
Operates electric, LPG, or diesel powered Fork Lift Trucks capable of lifting loads weighing less than 10,000 pounds.
Job family (Series)
6511 Missile/Toxic Materials Handling
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
This position requires a Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) with HAZMAT (MVO) endorsement within one year of employment.
This is a Test Designated Position (TDP) and requires successful completion of a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing.
Position requires the employee to possess or obtain and maintain within one year applicable license(s) or authorization(s) to operate assigned equipment. (FLO)
This position is designated as Mission Essential. Employee may be required to remain on duty or report for duty during severe weather, installation closings or other local emergency.
May be required to work overtime and other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Call back and emergency duty are regular requirements of this position.
This position requires a valid Forklift Operators Certification.
This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position. (handling ammo).
Must obtain and maintain appropriate occupational certification in accordance with AMCR 350-4 and 49 CFR for personnel working in ammunition operations.
A physical examination is required.
Must enroll in the AR 190-11 AA&E Reliability Program and complete a DA form 7281 at time of appointment.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Munitions Handler (MVO/FLO) without more than normal supervision. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
Physical Effort: Work requires moderate physical effort in reaching, bending, stooping, sawing, nailing, and inserting screws. Close eye and hand coordination is required when operating power-cutting equipment. Frequently lifts and carries supplies that weigh up to 70 pounds, and may handle items weighing over 70 pounds. Truck driving requires moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of heavier objects while loading cargo with the assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment. It requires moderate physical effort in climbing on tractors to load or tie down cargo. Considerable physical effort may be required to change tires, and to make limited emergency repairs. Light to moderate physical effort is required to operate hand and foot controls of forklift and truck.
Working Conditions: Work is performed frequently outside regardless of weather conditions. Occasionally works in dirt and grease and frequently works on cement floors. Subject to minor injuries from stacking, palletizing, loading and unloading heavy containers. Danger of eye and hand injuries from running power equipment as well as cuts and bruises from nailing containers together and blocking and bracing supports. Work involves exposure to unusually hazardous conditions on a recurring basis. This exposure exists during the individual handling or while being in the same room where such highly sensitive items such as firing devices, M-80 artillery simulators, detonators, blasting caps, and point detonating fuses are being handled in connection with the unpacking and packing operations. Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of traffic and weather on public roads, and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Drivers are exposed to dirt and fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents when loading and unloading the vehicle. They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems.
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Dexterity and Safety
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Knowledge of Materials
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Permanent change of station (PCS) is authorized for this position.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 33 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional.
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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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