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    This National Guard position is for a MATERIALS EXAMINER AND IDENTIFIER, Position Description Number D0780000 and is part of the ID G4 MATES, National Guard.



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    This job is located at a National Guard maintenance facility ,warehouse, training site, supply or support type facility. The position serves as the hazardous material/hazardous waste specialist with a full range of examining and identifying duties for materials and equipment which are toxic, radioactive, hazardous, or explosive.

    Inspects, receives, sorts, counts, and classifies hazardous materials such as explosives, toxic chemicals, flammables, gas cylinders, radioactive material, and hazardous waste. May be required to perform pre-receipt examination of property on site at the generation point and assures that the turn-in and shipping is in order, that the containers meet standards, are placarded and marked properly.Schedules receipt of property and assures that the property is identified to include identification of all contaminants. Rejects property not meeting turn-in requirements and assists the turn-inactivity to correct any rejections. Determines the nature and degree of the particular hazard involved. Determines if containers are Department of Transportation (DOT) approved, safe to handle, nonleaking, capable of withstanding routine handling, and safe for required periods of storage. Assures that storage compatibility is adhered. Determines the need for special handling/special storage of certain property (e.g., friable asbestos, PCBs, batteries, pesticides, etc). Performs complex searches of shipping and storage records, material specifications, vendor contracts, computerized or microfiche data for material identification and advises lower graded workers on specialized procedures. May be required to handle damaged and unidentified shipments requiring repair/repackaging or return to the supplier in accordance with established procedures.

    Prepares material for shipment, storage, and disposition . Packs, cushions, applies preservatives and protects property as appropriate. Prepares tags, labels and places items in containers for disposition. Identifies and marks storage locations and stocks property allowing for maximum utilization of storage space, ease of access, segregation, and rotation of stock. Selects property desired, checks condition, status and quantity and arranges for transfer .Determines processing requirements IAW established criteria. Ensures shipping operations comply with DOT and EPA standards (packaging, placarding, transportation, and manifesting). Initiates corrective action to resolve manifest discrepancies. Maintains proper visibility of hazardous property inventory utilizing the Available Balance File(ABF) output and other methods. Requests and justifies accelerated disposal of hazardous material/waste when normal disposal timeframes would cause deterioration of the hazardous property container, impact storage capabilities, create unsafe conditions, or other circumstances which dictate emergency action. Intensifies inventory management control to accommodate shortened timeframes. Contacts generating activities, shipping agencies, and National Guard (NG) environmental personnel to coordinate requirements of environmental policies and directives. May serve as the hazardous materials specialist in meetings, discussions, and liaison visits. Initiates and maintains required environmental reports/plans/records in processing of hazardous material. Ensures required actions if a spill occurs and ensures lower graded workers are trained to act in his/her absence. Contains and cleans up spills for which the NG has capability. Decontaminates and replenishes spill equipment and supplies. Ensures spill incident reports are prepared IAW applicable regulations.

    Coordinates turn-in activities with the Defense Reutilization Marketing Office (DRMO) or contractors. May be assigned as the Contracting Officer's representative (COR) for contracts. Accompanies the contractor during removal of material from the installation. Verifies manifest and shipping papers, DOT markings, packaging, and labeling requirements. Notifies the DRMO or Contracting Officer of discrepancies in contractor performance and may immediately stop the contractors work for violation of safety regulations. Recommends changes to existing and future service contracts.

    Performs other duties as assigned

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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