Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicants experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application.
Examples of qualifying experience include:
- Process meat into retail cuts
- Clean, maintain and sharpen tools
- Clean and sanitize work area
- Weigh and wrap products
Conditions of Employment:
Work Schedule: Part-Time, not to exceed 48 hours biweekly
Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT Authorized
Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive
Security Requirements: Not Applicable
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Testing: Not Required
Physical Requirement: Walk and stand continuously while working. Frequently lift, push, and pull pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds. Hand trucks and dollies are available and used to move heavy items. Work in an area where the temperature does not exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Majority of work is performed in areas which are well lighted and ventilated. Occasionally exposed to temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit when transferring items to and from freezer rooms. Cold weather clothing, protective equipment, and special clothes (metal mesh apron, gloves, safety shoes, etc.) are provided. Subject to cuts and injuries from knives and power equipment and danger of fallling on wet, slippery floors. Subject to injury from lifting heavy objects. May occasionally work outdoors in receiving meat products.
Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Obligated Position: No
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements:
Ability to do the work of a Meatcutting Worker without more than normal supervision (SOE).
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
Knowledge of Materials
Dexterity and Safety
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. If, after this review, we determine that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience we can and will adjust your score to more accurately reflect your qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the positions minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications.
Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the positions requirements.
We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures.
Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (See the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the positions requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.