The WG 5703-06 Motor Vehicle Operator (Rural Health) located at the Gaylord CBOC, a Department of Veterans Affairs facility within the Grounds and Transportation Section in the Facilities Management Service. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor of the Garage whom reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Facilities Management Services.Learn more about this agency
The primary purpose of this position is for fulfilling all transportation needs in support of the delivery of direct patient care operation of the Medical Center. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Incumbent operates passenger cars, vans and buses for the purpose of transporting patients to/from VA Medical Centers in Saginaw; Ann Arbor; Detroit; Battle Creek; and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Northern Michigan (located in Gaylord, Traverse City and Grand Traverse, Alpena, Oscoda, Bad Axe, Clare, Cadillac, Grayling and Cheboygan County) and private health care installations.
- Incumbent operates passenger vehicles to transport designated VA personnel on approved trips in support of local and various other VA assignments with primary emphasis on the Gaylord rural health transportation route from the Gaylord CBOC and various stops ending at Saginaw VAMC.
- Incumbent loads/unloads or assists in loading materials, supplies, documents (Correspondence, C&P requests), records (patient medical records, X-rays), etc., to/from various vehicles.
- Incumbent always carries valid credentials as required by the DVA, GSA and State of Michigan.
Work schedule: 9:30AM to 6:00PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings, weekends,holidays and unscheduled overtime)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator / #2276-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Reference: Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualifications Standards, Motor Vehicle Operator, 5703.
76% or greater - Will be required to drive as needed as primary duty.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
Incumbent must have a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 30 days of hire, in accordance with the Federal "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act" of 10/26/86, Group "B" Endorsement "P".
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Incumbent must be alert at all times to prevent accidents when driving. Many patient transportation trips are made in congested traffic and under hazardous road conditions. Position requires heavy lifting (50-80pounds), pushing and pulling as necessary to load/unload patient supplies and materials.
(1) Work is performed inside buildings and outdoors.
(2) Outdoor work exposes the incumbent to long periods of extreme temperatures, humidity, and moisture during all types of seasonal weather phenomenon.
(3) Incumbent is additionally exposed to excessive quantities of dust, dirt, grease, gas, oil and fumes produced by motor vehicles and surrounding environment.
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/24/2018.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out elements: Ability to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision and ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles). Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
- Operation of Motor Vehicles
- Work Practices (Includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
- Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles) (Screen out)
- Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
- Reliability And Dependability
Job Elements: There are six job elements that will be rated for experience and training. Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
NOTE: THE ELEMENTS BELOW MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME IN ORDER FOR THE AGENCY TO DETERMINE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS. IF EACH OF THESE ELEMENTS ARE NOT ADDRESSED IN YOUR RESUME YOU MAY NOT QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION.
1. Operation of Motor Vehicle
Definition: Ability to operate mobile equipment such as automobiles, trucks, mobile cranes, mobile well drilling equipment, etc. and attachments.
2. Work Practices (Includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
Definition: Practices required by jobs where things must be kept, neat, clean, and in order. In addition to ability to keeping things near, clean and in order.
3. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Definition: Ability to Interpret Instructions pertaining to the particular kind of mobile equipment being operated.
4. Ability to drive safely (Motor Vehicles)
Definition: Ability to safely operate the type of passenger vehicle or truck required in the job, e.g., auto-mobiles, jeeps, motorcycles, ambulances, pickup trucks, truck tractors with trailers, etc. This element is considered essential in conjunction with the screen-out element 1, ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
5. Ability to operate safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Definition: Ability to work in hazardous situations avoiding injury to self and others by using safety devices precautions.
6. Reliability and Dependability.
Definition: Reliability and Dependability relates to personal characteristics. Credit point levels show the degrees to which these characteristics may be demonstrated.
Preferred Qualifications/Experience: Federal MVO Driver, Basic Life Support (BLS) qualifications and Stat Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
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 this 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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
NOTE: There is no educational substitute for this position.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.
All employees are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program per VHA Directive 1192.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each competency is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.
- Drive Safely
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
- Reliability And Dependability
- Vehicle Operation
- Without more than normal supervision
- Work Practices
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes(You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the excepted or competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/24/2018 to receive consideration.To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10321949
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
- NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
AddressAleda E Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI 48602
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512915300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.