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Job Title:Motor Vehicle Operator Leader, WL-5703-06, SSB-JD-DEU-External

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Bureau of the Census

Job Announcement Number:NPC-2014-0101

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$21.43 to $25.01 / Per Hour


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014




Competitive Service: Career/Career-Conditional (Permanent) - Full Time - Seasonal




1 vacancy - Jeffersonville, IN View Map


All qualified United States citizens.


Q - Nonsensitive




About the Agency

The position is located in the Motor Vehicle Unit, Warehousing and Transportation Section, Support Services Branch, National Processing Center (NPC). This position provides for a Motor Vehicle Operator Leader responsible for assisting the unit supervisor in directing the motor vehicle operators to transport a variety of bulk materials such as; furniture, equipment, mail, and other survey materials in support of the National Processing activities.

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., OR 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AWS. AWS, Alternative Work Schedule, is an 80-hour biweekly basic work requirement that is scheduled in less than 10 days; i.e., eight 9-hour days/nights, one 8-hour day/night, and one day off.

Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as NPC-2014-0099, Motor Vehicle Operator Leader, WL-5703-06, SSB-JD-MAP-Internal, which can be accessed at

Relocation expenses may not be authorized.

Candidate must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.

One year probationary period will be required.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

A selectee from this announcement will receive a Career/Career-Conditional permanent appointment with a seasonal work schedule. Seasonal employees work on a regularly scheduled tour of duty while in pay status, and subject to workload, are placed in non-pay status and recalled to duty according to pre-established conditions of employment.


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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable (
  • A work sample will be required if referred to selecting official.
  • If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • May be required to pass a physical examination.
  • Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B.


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The individual selected for this position will:

  • Work under the supervision of the Unit Supervisor who issues instructions and orders and provides guidance as necessary.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and direct a crew of 10-20 motor vehicle operators (chauffeurs WG-05 and truck drivers WG-06) in the performance of transportation services to the Division.
  • Load, transport, and unload supplies, furniture, equipment and mail.
  • Transport personnel via government and/or commercial vehicles. Motor vehicles utilized by the operators include trucks (GVW 26,000 lbs. to 32,000 lbs.), station wagons, vans and sedans.
  • Assign runs based on the nature of the request, availability of drivers, and whether or not the need for transportation is urgent.
  • Pass on instructions of work assignments and gets work started. See that sufficient work is on hand to keep workers busy and answers questions concerning the supervisors instructions. Sets the pace on assignments to obtain compliance with established deadlines. Reports work progress, problems encountered, etc., to the supervisor.
  • As directed by the Unit Supervisor, prepare or ensure that clerical personnel prepare necessary records and reports in a timely fashion.
  • Instruct operators on the safety rules and regulations required in the operation of government vehicles and follows-up to ensure operators adhere to instructions.
  • Follow specified vehicle maintenance schedules.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Branch personnel through the Division where delivery and pick-ups are made.
  • On occasion when a Forklift Operator is unavailable, operate a forklift truck to load or unload a truck.
  • Operate two-way radio when receiving assignments from or reporting the status of assignments to the dispatcher, and coordinating work operations with other drivers or warehouse personnel.
  • Ensure that high priority work receives the most efficient service.
  • Work closely with dispatcher to ensure that drivers are paged promptly when transportation requests are received and that appropriate follow-up action is performed.
  • Train new employees on proper operating, safety, and maintenance procedures.
  • Insure that vehicles are maintained in good working order.
  • See that proper safety and housekeeping practices are followed by operators.


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The qualification standard for this position is found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations published by the Office of Personnel Management. You may find more information at Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Moderate physical effort is required of the incumbent in reaching, bending, twisting, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Frequent handling of objects weighing 30 to 50 pounds, occasional handling of objects weighing up to 70 pounds, and frequent pushing, and pulling of cargo weighing hundreds of pounds while loading and unloading trucks.

The incumbent is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to severe weather conditions. Drives in all types of traffic and weather. There is a potential for cuts, bruises and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or when loading and unloading vehicles.

Applicants must possess a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B by the closing date of this announcement. You will be required to show proof of license at the time of appointment.

PHYSICAL EXAM: Selectee may be required to pass a physical examination, prior to the effective date of appointment to this position. Cost of physical may be the responsibility of selectee.


Applicants must have had sufficient training and experience to show their ability to perform the duties of the position. Qualifications will be determined by comparing applicants resume to their responses to the occupational questionnaire. We will review the applicants resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yyyy) on the resume to determine if the applicant meets the eligibility for the position. At a minimim, applicants must meet the Barely Acceptable level on the screen-out element, Ability to lead; receive at least one half of the total possible points; AND furnish detailed information on the resume which support the occupational questionnaire responses to demonstrate that the applicant clearly possesses the experience and skills to successfully perform the duties of this position. The screen-out element is a critical self assessment of the applicant's experience and is essential for satisfactory job performance. The resume and the optional cover letter must support applicants responses to the occupational questions, or their score will be lowered. Applicants will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are gold, silver, and bronze. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How applicants will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) for all positions.

INTERVIEW WORK SAMPLE: Applicants selected for an interview will be required to participate in a work sample during the interview process. Applicants should dress appropriately to participate in the work sample. The work sample will consist of the following:

1. Pre-Startup Vehicle Inspection.
2. Vehicle Familiarization (Seatbelt, Mirror Adjustments, Cab and Instrument Panel).
3. Loading/Securing Cargo.
4. Dock Approach and Backing Skills.
5. Ladder Safety and Proper Lifting Skills.
6. Ability to Operate a Forklift.

Applicant will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their experience as relates to the following job elements listed below (please do not provide a separate written response). The assessment tool/questionnaire will evaluate the applicant on the job elements listed below.

  • Element 6A Ability to operate different types of motor vehicles.
  • Element 18 Ability to handle weights and loads.
  • Element 25A Work Practices.
  • Element 75C Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications.
  • Element 86A Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles).
  • Element 86B Ability to operate with dexterity and safety.
  • Element 87 Reliability and Dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator Lead.
  • Element 73 Ability to Lead. SCREEN OUT ELEMENT

To preview questions please click here.


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You can review our benefits at:


Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of applicants specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
2. A copy of applicants latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
3. A copy of applicants last performance appraisal including rating; and
4. Any documentation from applicants agency that shows his/her current promotion potential.

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

*Special hiring authorities for veterans

*Persons with disabilities

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, notify the Human Resources Branch. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Branch via the Federal Relay Service, 1-812-218-3610.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

Employees who receive a buyout and subsequently return to positions in a Federal agency within 5 years after the date of separation, on which the payment is based, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal service, are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it before the individuals first day of reemployment.


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To apply online, applicant must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at Follow these steps to complete the online application:
  • Log into USAJOBS website ( and enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled What: and then click on the SEARCH JOBS button.
  • Click on blue job title link.
  • Select the blue APPLY ONLINE tab in the right-hand column.
  • Follow/complete the prompts to sign into an existing USAJOBS account or to create a new account.
  • The system will take you to the online occupational questionnaire, which is a required component of the application process.
  • Follow the instruction in the documents section of the application process for submitting all required documents.
To return to a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select UPDATE APPLICATION to continue.

If an applicant has problems completing the online application, including problems submitting the supporting documents, contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.

All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online using the application process outlined at While electronic applications are strongly encouraged, paper applications will also be accepted. Please contact the Human Resources Specialist identified in the vacancy announcement for details and instructions on the process for submitting your paper application. Paper applications and supplemental materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy.


A complete application consists of the following:

Resume showing relevant experience, optional cover letter, and the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants resume must indicate country of citizenship.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must indicate if they are registered for Selective Service.
  • List education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and specify the job duties related to the advertised position.
  • For work in the Federal service, include the grade level of the position(s).
  • Applicants resume will be used to validate his/her responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Applicants must possess a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B by the closing date of this announcement. You will be required to show proof of license at the time of appointment.

Veterans Preference documentation, if applicable. Indicate on resume the type of veterans preference claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service and/or VA letter to validate claim). If selected, an SF-15 will be required prior to appointment. Active duty service members must submit certification from the armed forces that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, go to: . For a fillable copy of the SF-15, go to: .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.


Julia Drummond
Phone: 812-218-3550
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 812-218-3610
Agency Information:
1201 East 10th Street
Building 66, Room 113
Attn: Human Resources
Jeffersonville, IN
Fax: 000-000-0000


We will notify the applicant of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. Applicants can check the status of their application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on "Application Status."

By submitting an application, the applicant is certifying the accuracy of the information contained in their application. If the applicant makes a false statement in any part of the application, applicant may not be hired; may be terminated after beginning work; or, may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

Selectee will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on the application (i.e., veterans' preference, disability, etc.). For a fillable copy of the SF-15, go to:

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