Motor Vehicle Operator

U.S. Federal Government - College Park, MD (30+ days ago)4.3

Motor vehicle operators are responsible for the safe operation of trucks which typically have an approximate gross weight up to 32,000 lbs and are used to transport cargo within National Archives facilities and other Government locations. Drivers also operate passenger vans or buses to safely transport passengers between National Archives, other Government locations, and/or mass transit hubs. Operators pick up and deliver Federal records, archival materials and holdings to and from various Government agencies. This requires travel over public and private roads in both urban and rural settings.

Operate motor vehicles to transport passengers and haul cargo.
Perform courier/messenger duties such as package delivery and pick up.
Load and unload cargo to and from vehicle using various types of hydraulic equipment.
Perform routine maintenance on all vehicles operated.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Background investigation and drug screening required.
One year probationary period required.
Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
Commercial Class "C" driver's license required.
Top Secret Clearance required.
More than two jobs may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days.

Screen-out Element:
Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirements are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligible are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision. This includes picking up and/or delivering equipment, furniture, and supplies; loading and unloading cargo from vehicles using many types of equipment, including hydraulic equipment; carrying, moving, and transporting office furniture, supplies, and equipment; securing receipts for package and loan pickup and/or deliveries; submitting paperwork for daily activities; inspecting loads to ensure proper distribution, securement, and compliance with maximum weight capacity; and providing shuttle services between locations to transport passengers to designated locations.

Job Elements: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Reliability and Dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator
Selective Placement Factor: Applicant must have and maintain a valid Commercial Class "C" driver's license. Must provide a copy of your current CDL license with your application to be considered.

If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

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 without more than normal supervision. Evidence which demonstrates you must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability 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 (

Volunteer Experience : 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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information
Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Drug Testing: You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Commercial Driver's License: You must possess and maintain a current Class C (or higher) Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Materials endorsements, and no Air Brake Restriction.

Physical Demands: A driver is required to lift filing equipment, furniture, computer equipment, cartons, and containers weighing from 25 to 50 pounds, and to move pallets or wheeled transport devices loaded with archival materials, supplies, etc. weighing; up to 1500 pounds. They are required to bend, turn, twist, and stoop in order to wrap pallets and secure cargo in cargo trailers.

Working Conditions: Work is performed outside and within the National Archives leased and owned buildings, other Government facilities, in warehouse environments, in the enclosed cab of a truck or other vehicle, inside truck trailers, and sometimes in dimly lit areas as well as close quarters. The driver operates vehicles in a variety of traffic situations and weather conditions.

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position:
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies and/or job elements:
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen Out)
Ability to Drive Safely
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Reliability and Dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/01/2018:

Resume showing job title, series and grade (if Federal), duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents , if applicable, such as:Veterans Preference Documentation :
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge , you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
Documentation that you have a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) .
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

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