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Job Title:  Tractor Operator
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLANAFLB13882865

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$11.84 to $13.81 / Per Hour
Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013
Intermittent - Intermittent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Whitehall, OH United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Non 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.  

This position is a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) position with DLA Installation Support at Columbus, in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Division.

This position is a Flexible (Flex) position which will be scheduled on an as needed basis (no guaranteed hours). Flex employees are not entitled to leave or benefits.


  • Direct Deposit is Required
  • Social Security Card is Required


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Incumbent operates a field-type tractor with attached and towed equipment. Plans the order in which work is to be accomplished; transports materials and equipment; and digs, loads, plants, clears,mows and dispenses liquid and solid materials.

May operate under different conditions, such as mud, snow, and areas where trees and shrubs present operational hazards. Performs minor maintenance on field-type tractors and attached and towed equipment.

Makes multiple connections between the tractor and attached or towed equipment. Adjusts the equipment for job requirements such as setting the height of mower blades, depth of plow blades, and the rate of application of sprayer attachments.Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have knowledge of tractor and equipment operating characteristics such as tractor gears, power ratios, braking and turning capacities, and equipment power requirements, capacities and operating speeds. Must be able to manipulate the tractor and equipment controls at the same time.


Performs the work according to established methods or special instructions. Makes difficult judgements concerning tractor operations; selects power settings, gears, and the order in which the work is to be accomplished. Is responsible for operating in a safe manner at the work site and while in transit to/from the work site. Responsible for operator maintenance on tractors and equipment such as checking and replenishing fluids to proper levels, examining and changing filters, changing and sharpening blades, lubricating equipment, and making necessary adjustments.


Frequently requires continuing arm and leg movements to operate tractor controls and manipulate equipment controls. Often lifts and handles heavy equipment attachments when connecting them to the tractor. Lifts materials such as bags of fertilizer and seed weighing up to 100 pounds.


Work is usually performed out-side. Operator is usually exposed to long periods of hot sun, dust, and bad weather. Cuts and bruises may result from flying objects and branches hitting the operator. Serious injury may result from getting caught in operating equipment or from collisions with automobiles when operating on or near public roads. May be required to wear protective equipment.


Applicant must be physically capable of lifting supplies and materials up to 100 pounds; frequent arm and leg movements to operate tractor controls, and exposure to pollen and chemical fumes, weather extremes, and possible cuts and bruises.



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Applicant must have one year related experience in operating and performing minor maintenance on a field-type tractor and associated equipment. Applicants must have and retain valid driver's license. May be required to obtain a Government motor vehicle operator's permit.

Conditions of employment:
1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.
2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.  The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.
4. All required background check IAW AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained.
5. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check
6. You will be required to show Social Security card upon appointment to a NAF position.


Resumes and applications will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.  Failure to include information that clearly demonstrates experience, education, or other qualifying factors (i.e. dates, grades) may result in an ineligible rating. 

On announcements that list preferred qualifications, those candidates who meet the preferred qualifications listed may be referred before applicants who only meet the mimimum qualifications. 

Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.


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NAF Flexible employees are not entitled to benefits or leave accrual.


To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on

The Department of Defense provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. 

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor.  To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Defense Logistics Agency Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to 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.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 882865
2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


The following documents are required:

• Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1).

DA form 3433 can be found at:
DA form 3433-1 can be found at:
• Questionnaire must be completed.
• Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy) required.
• PCS Orders for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required.
• Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!


Betsy Kelly
Phone: (703)767-5260
Agency Information:
8725 John J Kingman Rd
Suite 1134 Attn NAF HR
Fort Belvoir, VA


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.  Applicants that are found qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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