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Job Title:Materials Examiner and Identifier (Forklift Operator)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLADisp-13-816196-DE

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

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$16.78 to $19.53 / Per Hour


Friday, December 28, 2012 to Wednesday, January 02, 2013




Full Time - Temporary NTE One Year




1 vacancy in the following location:
Anniston, AL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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.


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As a Materials Examiner and Identifier (Forklift Operator), you will be responsible for the following duties:


·      Receives, examines and determines the condition and disposition of a wide variety of materials.

·      Reviews disposal turn-in document (DTID) accompanying material and compares data against property to assure correct information including proper documentation (e.g., stock number, nomenclature, quantity, unit of issue, disposal authority code, DEMIL and condition code).

·      Visually inspects usable property for obvious signs of condition and determines acceptability.

·      Determines condition and reportability and special handling requirements (e.g., hazardous material, precious metals, security, DEMIL, Special focus items, etc.) and assigns appropriate classification instructions for warehousing.

·      Verifies accuracy of demilitarization codes, takes action to challenge questionable items/codes, and maintains segregated storage of property requiring DEMIL.

·      Ensures proper certification is attached to turn-in document when demilitarized by host or generating activity.

·      Performs special and periodic inventory of property; re-palletizes/re-locates property as necessary.

·      Operates forklifts and related materials handling equipment to move, load and unload, stack or un-stack palletized materials, supplies, and equipment.


Physical Efforts: 

Performs moderate to heavy lifting when moving material by hand or hand-truck. They may lift or carry items that weigh up to 50 lb. The heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. Performs work on hard surfaces, over rough terrain and on forklifts. Assignments require prolonged working in tiring and uncomfortable positions, standing, walking, bending, stooping and pushing and pulling material.


Working Conditions: 

Work is performed inside warehouses that may be hot, cold, damp and drafty and in outside areas, i.e., dock areas, scrap yards, or other areas exposed to varying weather conditions. Is exposed to physical hazards normally associated with scrap yard, open storage, and warehouse operations including various kinds of material handling equipment and hand and power tools. Wears safety equipment as required. Incumbent must exercise precautions to avoid injury to/from carelessness of others in operation of fork lifts and other equipment in the work area. SAFETY AND HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES: As a condition of employment, incumbent shall adhere to all safety standards, rules, regulations, and procedures and use personal protective equipment and devices as required and work in a safe and healthful manner. Must remain continually aware of the necessity for job safety and health precautions. Must immediately report all occupational mishaps, illnesses, and injuries to supervisor on day of occurrence. Reports and corrects, where possible, unsafe and un-healthful conditions to supervisor. Any person(s) performing the duties in this position description may be required to participate in a medical surveillance program. Inclusion in the medical surveillance program will be determined by the DLA Disposition Services/DRMR Safety and Occupational Health Manager, in conjunction with the host industrial hygienist/bio-environmentalist.


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To qualify for a Materials Examiner and Identifier (FLO), your resume must support:

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

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


·         Ability to do the work of a Materials Examiner and Identifier (FLO) without more than normal supervision (Screen Out Element)

·         Technical Practices

·         Knowledge of Materials

·         Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc (other than blueprints)

·         Skill in Dexterity and Safety


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: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Emergency Essential: No
Pre-Employment Physical: Yes

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


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

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.


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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan):   If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  ATTENTION 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


Please review the General information and Definitions at:


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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 Wednesday, January 02, 2013.
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 using the following Vacancy ID  816196 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


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:


Laura B. D'Arca
Phone: (717)770-5385
TDD: 800-654-5984
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA


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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