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Job Title:Transportation Assistant

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLADist-13-786706-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2102-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Texarkana, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position

DUTIES:

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As a Transportation Assistant, you will be responsible for the following duties:

·         Plans, coordinates and controls shipment of material and equipment.  Prepares shipment documentation for material and equipment shipped to include hazardous materials.

·         Provides advice and assistance to customers concerning all aspects and phases of the DLA Distribution Depot transportation and distribution functions.  Provides status, resolves problems, prepares reports and traces shipment upon requests.

·         Provides traffic management support through selection, approval, procurement and use of safe and effective services carriers at the last cost to the government.  Determines the most efficient economical rates and routes to final destination involving domestic inbound and export shipments, originating at any point worldwide.

·         Is responsible for the classification, rating, routing and movement of a wide range of commodities, which includes hazardous materials.  Plans shipping dates, material pick up and loading times of equipment and material to be shipped from DLA Distribution Depot to other government activities, both overseas and CONUS.  Performs the day to day functions of the verification and payment of invoices utilizing various automated systems.

·         Computes and verifies transportation costs and contacts carriers for rates when required.

·         Determines economical routing based on technical review of guides and tariffs.

·         Reviews automated documentation for all types of shipments taking appropriate action to correct any invalid, void, or missing information.

 

This is a DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce position.  The incumbent will be designated as emergency essential (E-E).  In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent may be required to deploy via temporary reassignment to be required to stay in place to support contingency operations.  The incumbent may be required to take part in readiness exercises.  This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively; therefore, the position requires the incumbent to be screened from military recall.  Positions identified as E-E are subject to deployment to combat support situations. Deployment will be via Temporary Duty (TDY) orders. Deployment may entitle the employee to additional monetary compensation dependent upon the deployment location. Additional allocations are based on the Department of State’s determination of a combat zone.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for a Transportation Assistant, your qualifications must include:

    A.  Specialized Experience:  To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Examples of specialized experience are identified in the Major Duties section of this vacancy announcement and may also include:

·         Determines the most efficient economical rates and routes to final destination involving domestic inbound and export shipments

·         Classifies, rates, routes, and moves a wide range of commodities including hazardous material.

    B.  Education:  As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas.

·         Knowledge of transportation regulations, policies and procedures

·         Ability to plan and arrange shipments

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing

 


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized  
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Frequently
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/With Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Emergency Essential: Yes
Pre-Employment Physical: Required

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at: 
http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

 

Highly-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

 

Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

 

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf


BENEFITS:

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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please review the General information and Definitions at:  http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

ICTAP (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN): Information for surplus or displaced Federal employees may be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf. Information for required documentation can be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information for required documentation to claim Military Spouse Preference may be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf.


SELECTIVE SERVICE:
 MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: This position DOES NOT meet the Department of Defense (DoD) criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants.  The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
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:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. 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.
  5. 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  786706 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.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/HowToApply.pdf


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Debra McKenzie
Phone: (717)770-4816
TDD: (800)654-5984
Email: DEBRA.MCKENZIE@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA
17070-5042
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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 will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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Job Announcement Number:

DLADist-13-786706-DE

Control Number:

331173700