Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION (Screen-Out)
- DRIVER'S LICENSE (Screen-Out) - Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement to drive a vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver) and with no air brake restriction "L" and no full air brake restriction "Z". Class A - Combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. "L" Restriction - On a full air brake vehicle, if a driver fails either the air brake component of the general knowledge test, or performs the skills test in a vehicle not equipped with air brakes, then the driver will have an "L" air brake restriction placed on their license. "Z" Restriction - If the driver takes the test in a vehicle with an air over hydraulic brake system, then they will have a "Z" no full air brake restriction placed on their license.
- SKILL IN MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATIONS
- ABILITY TO DRIVE SAFELY
- ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS
- RELIABILITY AND DEPENDABILITY AS A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR
Physical Effort and Work Conditions: The Motor Vehicle Operator is regularly required to perform duties which involve frequent arm and leg movements, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, stretching, kneeling and pushing, and carrying/lifting heavy objects. Moderate to heavy exertion is required in climbing on tractors to hook up service lines, lowering landing gear and in climbing into trailers to secure cargo. Much of the work of the position is performed outside and the drivers are regularly exposed to inclement weather and extremes of temperature. Drivers are required to operate vehicles in all types of traffic and weather conditions, exposing them to the danger of serious accidents. Vehicles operated are driven over rough terrain, in close quarters and in heavy traffic on both long and short hauls. Drivers are regularly exposed to vehicle exhaust fumes and to the possibility of cuts, strains, bruises, burns, scrapes and falls.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations which is available for your review on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your responses.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on three quality groups, as follows:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that substantially exceed the minimum qualifications of the position and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that exceed the minimum qualification of the position and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Qualified - applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities that meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best-qualified group. The best-qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.