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    The WG 5703-06 Motor Vehicle Operator (Rural Health) located at the Gaylord CBOC, a Department of Veterans Affairs facility within the Grounds and Transportation Section in the Facilities Management Service. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor of the Garage whom reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Facilities Management Services.

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    The primary purpose of this position is for fulfilling all transportation needs in support of the delivery of direct patient care operation of the Medical Center. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Incumbent operates passenger cars, vans and buses for the purpose of transporting patients to/from VA Medical Centers in Saginaw; Ann Arbor; Detroit; Battle Creek; and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Northern Michigan (located in Gaylord, Traverse City and Grand Traverse, Alpena, Oscoda, Bad Axe, Clare, Cadillac, Grayling and Cheboygan County) and private health care installations.
    • Incumbent operates passenger vehicles to transport designated VA personnel on approved trips in support of local and various other VA assignments with primary emphasis on the Gaylord rural health transportation route from the Gaylord CBOC and various stops ending at Saginaw VAMC.
    • Incumbent loads/unloads or assists in loading materials, supplies, documents (Correspondence, C&P requests), records (patient medical records, X-rays), etc., to/from various vehicles.
    • Incumbent always carries valid credentials as required by the DVA, GSA and State of Michigan.

    Work schedule: 9:30AM to 6:00PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings, weekends,holidays and unscheduled overtime)
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
    Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator / #2276-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Reference: Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualifications Standards, Motor Vehicle Operator, 5703.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Will be required to drive as needed as primary duty.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

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    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

    Incumbent must have a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 30 days of hire, in accordance with the Federal "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act" of 10/26/86, Group "B" Endorsement "P".

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
    Incumbent must be alert at all times to prevent accidents when driving. Many patient transportation trips are made in congested traffic and under hazardous road conditions. Position requires heavy lifting (50-80pounds), pushing and pulling as necessary to load/unload patient supplies and materials.

    Working Conditions:

    (1) Work is performed inside buildings and outdoors.

    (2) Outdoor work exposes the incumbent to long periods of extreme temperatures, humidity, and moisture during all types of seasonal weather phenomenon.

    (3) Incumbent is additionally exposed to excessive quantities of dust, dirt, grease, gas, oil and fumes produced by motor vehicles and surrounding environment.


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/24/2018.


    SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out elements: Ability to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision and ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles). Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
    1. Operation of Motor Vehicles
    2. Work Practices (Includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
    3. Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
    4. Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles) (Screen out)
    5. Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
    6. Reliability And Dependability
    QUALIFICATIONS: The job requires the ability to perform the duties of a motor vehicle operator without more than normal supervision. Typical work may include operating gas, diesel, or electric powered motor vehicles with gross weight exceeding 26,000 lbs; operating a vehicle in various traffic and weather conditions; driving in restricted traffic environments; driving vehicles on standard and non-standard scheduled routes; using hydraulic hoists; checking water in batteries and radiators; checking fluid in crankcase, power steering, and automatic transmissions; loading, unloading, and securing freight, passengers and equipment; checking air pressure in tires and inflating them correctly; clean manually or with powered equipment; check fan belts and hoses and maintain oil and grease levels on automobiles. In doing this work, the incumbent must have and maintain a safe driving record; service and maintain automobiles. Driving passengers and/or equipment over public roads in both rural and urban areas.

    Job Elements: There are six job elements that will be rated for experience and training. 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:


    1. Operation of Motor Vehicle

    Definition: Ability to operate mobile equipment such as automobiles, trucks, mobile cranes, mobile well drilling equipment, etc. and attachments.

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

    Definition: Practices required by jobs where things must be kept, neat, clean, and in order. In addition to ability to keeping things near, clean and in order.

    3. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)

    Definition: Ability to Interpret Instructions pertaining to the particular kind of mobile equipment being operated.

    4. Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles)

    Definition: Ability to safely operate the type of passenger vehicle or truck required in the job, e.g., auto-mobiles, jeeps, motorcycles, ambulances, pickup trucks, truck tractors with trailers, etc. This element is considered essential in conjunction with the screen-out element 1, ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

    5. Ability to operate safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)

    Definition: Ability to work in hazardous situations avoiding injury to self and others by using safety devices precautions.

    6. Reliability and Dependability.

    Definition: Reliability and Dependability relates to personal characteristics. Credit point levels show the degrees to which these characteristics may be demonstrated.

    Preferred Qualifications/Experience: Federal MVO Driver, Basic Life Support (BLS) qualifications and Stat Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

    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 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.

    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.


    NOTE: There is no educational substitute for this position.

    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.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    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.

    The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.

    All employees are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program per VHA Directive 1192.

    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.

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

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

    How You Will Be Evaluated


    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.

    You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each competency is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.

    • Drive Safely
    • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
    • Reliability And Dependability
    • Vehicle Operation
    • Without more than normal supervision
    • Work Practices

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes(You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the excepted or competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

    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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • Other
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

    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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    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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    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.


    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.

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    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 10/24/2018 to receive consideration.To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10321949

    • 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

    Agency contact information

    Recruitment Helpline


    Aleda E Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    1500 Weiss Street
    Saginaw, MI 48602
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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.

    The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    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.

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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.

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512915300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.