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Job Title:  Motor Vehicle Operator
Department:  Department Of Agriculture
Agency:  Agriculture, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Job Announcement Number:  NFCR-13-170-ALB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.59 to $24.16 / Per Hour
Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
New Orleans Metro Area, LA United States
United States Citizens



The mission of the National Finance Center: To design, develop, implement and operate, cost-effective, financial, administrative, and management information system and services supporting the missions of the USDA and its customers.

This position is located in the Office of Chief Financial Officer, National Finance Center (OCFO/NFC), Administrative Management Staff, Support Service Office (AMS/SSO)


This vacancy may be used to fill additional similar positions within OCFO/NFC.



  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Resume' and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Travel relocation and expenses will NOT be paid
  • Current valid CDL is required.


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The primary purpose of this position is to transport bulk supplies, office furniture and/or equipment to and from the National Finance Center (NFC), by operating a gasoline/diesel powered truck with gross vehicle weight of 33,000 pounds and capable of carrying loads weighing up to five tons.   

As a Motor Vehicle Operator, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Operate a gasoline/diesel powered truck in accordance with the schedule to transport bulk supplies, furniture and/or office equipment.
  • Inspect the vehicle regularly to assure proper levels of fuels, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, battery water, tire pressure, etc. are maintained in accordance with specifications of the operators manual.
  • Deliver the vehicle to GSA service area for scheduled and required maintenance.
  • Operate an electric forklift (walker stacker) in cramped and confined quarters to lift and move objects weighing more than seventy pounds.  Ensures material are properly loaded and balanced in accordance with capability and limits of forklift.
  • Move and arrange furniture as specified on work requests. Coordinate with the coordinator prior to delivery of furniture to avoid conflicting schedules or change in operations.
  • Assist warehouse personnel when shipments are received at the warehouse in placing and arranging items in storage locations in consideration of type, stock number and other identifying factors. 
  • Loads and unloads furniture, heavy boxes, supplies and materials by hand to and/or from pallets, forklifts, dollies, vans, trucks and assuring vehicle is not overloaded and that cargo is arranged properly for best support.


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EXPERIENCE:  A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of the position.  Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.   

PHYSICAL EFFORT:  The incumbent must have excellent eyesight, depth and color perception, and use of all limbs and be capable of prolonged walking, running, standing, climbing and crawling.  Frequently handles equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Works typically performed in a motor vehicle and outside setting.  It should be noted that the incumbent may be exposed to safety hazards.  Incumbent may be exposed to hazards during outside duties.  Incumbent works in all weather conditions and will be exposed to the elements (rain, wind, sunshine, etc.)  Drivers are exposed to dirt, fumes and to the possibility of cuts and bruises as a result of accidents when loading and unloading the vehicle.


MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment medical examination provided at government expense before tentative offer of employment is made.


Candidates must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. All candidates' eligibility must remain active to receive further consideration throughout the employment process. Qualification standards are found in the Operating Manual of Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or the X-118C, Federal Wage System, which is published by the Office of Personnel Management. You may review these operating manuals in their entirety at and all Federal personnel offices.


Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet minimum qualifications and your application demonstrates you possess the particular competencies for this position. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:

1.     Best-Qualified Category.   Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.

2.     Well-Qualified Category.   Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.

3.     Qualified Category.   Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.

The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be adjusted and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position.  You are NOT required to respond to these separately:


- Knowledge of State and local safety rules and regulations and other posted rules for moving vehicles.

- Knowledge of defensive driving techniques necessary to recognize developing hazardous conditions.

- Skilled in handling the controls for starting, stopping, backing and driving the vehicle.

- Skilled in handling controls for starting, stopping, backing and driving forklift truck through narrow aisles in building, up and down ramps and in and out of trucks.

- Ability to use extreme care when delivering, rearranging or placing furniture.   


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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


CTAP/ICTAP: Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program, to be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Submit copy of RIF separation notice and/or SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action. For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see:

Selective Service:   If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

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.

·         For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 Member-4 Copy (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

·         For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a      Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

· Survey: In order to determine if the recruitment efforts of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer are reaching the broadest possible spectrum of America's population, we request that you complete the Demographic Information on Applicants form available at the following link,, and then print and submit the form along with their application. Submission of this form is entirely voluntary and your replies on it are highly confidential.  Your completion of the form will not impact your chances of selection but will; instead, assist us in improving our recruitment efforts in the future.

Some positions within this series may require the selectee to obtain/maintain a high-level background investigation and/or security clearance. Failure to obtain/maintain the appropriate background investigation and/or security clearance may serve as the basis for termination of employment.

This position may be eligible for Alternate Work Schedule, Flexible Work Schedule, and/or Telework assignments.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013, which includes the documents listed below in Required Documents:

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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 877505. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online: 

1.     Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire       View Occupational Questionnaire and

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 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring all faxed documents are transmitted and received in the system.



The following documents are required and must be received by Wednesday, May 08, 2013:

1. Your Résumé (We encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to speed the application process. Although we do not require a specific format, certain information is required to determine if you are qualified, i.e. hours worked per week for each job listed and indicate month/day/year employment began and ended).

2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents: (See below)

Other Supporting Documents:

The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status in how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. These documents must be submitted as part of the complete application package.

3a. Veterans Preference Documentation: DD-214, SF-15 and VA Letter, if applicable (Further explained under Other Information).

3b. CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: RIF separation notice and/or SF-50 Form that documents the RIF separation action.

All candidates interested in consideration must submit the appropriate legible forms as required by the type of consideration for which eligible. Failure to submit required forms will ultimately result in elimination from consideration.

WARNING: All submitted documents (application/resume, college transcripts, etc.) must support each other. Any exaggeration or misrepresentation of your experience or education, or attempt to conceal information, is cause for not hiring you, removing you from a Federal position, or barring you from Federal employment in the future. Prior to appointment or promotion, you will be asked to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment. You will also be asked to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application.


Phone: (504)426-0272
Agency Information:
USDA OCFO National Finance Center
13800 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and transcript(s) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Occupational/Assessment Questionnaire

and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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