Materials Handler

Posted by US Department of Veterans Affairs
Canandaigua, NY
February 8, 2021

Job Details

Job details

Salary

$24.09 – $28.14 an hour

Job Type
Full-time
Part-time

Full Job Description

Duties

Summary

This position serves as a Warehouse Worker located within the Warehouse area of the Logistics Service in the VA Healthcare System, Canandaigua, NY performing warehouse work that involves handling and/or overseeing one or more product lines, a segment of a large warehouse, or may serve as the senior employee in a smaller warehouse or supply facility.

Responsibilities

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition.

  • Develops and implements storage plans for assigned area(s) and arranges for movement of supplies between warehouse locations;
  • Consolidates materials, and provide maximum space utilization and protection of materials;
  • Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials on docking areas;
  • Selects specific storage locations within framework of general warehousing plan;
  • Rotates stock, check for outdated materials and maintains the appropriate safeguards and temperature controls;
  • Handles delivering and warehousing materials including hazardous, flammable and temperature sensitive products;
  • Drives vehicles, trucks or vans not exceeding 4500 pounds vehicular weight, with electrical or hydraulic lift;
  • Groups supplies in a logical and easy access manner while ensuring maximum efficiency of space;
  • Submits monthly reports, status updates, periodic monitors and setting benchmarks;
  • Coordinates all excess/turn-ins of equipment and materials;
  • May serve as a senior member of a warehouse project team;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required / Not required

Supervisory status / No
Promotion Potential / 6
    • Job family (Series) / 6907 Materials Handler

    • Requirements

      Conditions of Employment

      • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
      • Subject to a background/security investigation
      • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
      • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
      • May be required to serve a probationary period
      • Pre-employment physical may be required
      • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

      Qualifications

      This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to – and essential for – satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
      The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you possess a current and valid state-issued driver’s license? NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is conducted, you will be required to provide a copy of your current and valid state-issued driver’s license at that time.
      PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Work involves considerable walking, pushing and pulling a variety of carts and materials handling equipment; offloading and loading trucks, lifting products on and off shelves, handling boxes frequently weighing over 40 pounds; handles equipment, furniture and materials of an awkward and heavier nature in excess of 100 pounds (typically using specialized equipment and/or assistance of co-workers). Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the movement of large quantities of products over an extended period including turn-ins, large shipments and deliveries. While operating vehicles, may be required to exert a greater level of physical exertion while backing and turning trucks, operating forklifts, or hand trucks on uneven terrains and uncertain conditions.
      Working Conditions require working in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty and poor lighting; work outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons; hazardous materials may be encountered in daily work activities; will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of equipment; may be subject to conditions that could result in serious accidents; personal protective equipment may be required.
      Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
      You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

      • Manages Resources
      • Planning and Evaluating
      • Vehicle Maintenance
      • Without more than normal supervisionRequirements

      IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
      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; religious; 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.

      Education

      This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

      Additional information

      Receiving Service Credit for 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. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (585) 394-2000.
      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
      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.
      The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) 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/.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
      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 SPECIFICWE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
      Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the 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 lowered and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

      Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:

      • Best qualified – applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
      • Well qualified – applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
      • Qualified – applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

      Application of Veterans’ Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible applicants that meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category.

      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Other

      Drug test required: / No
      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214/ Statement of Service
      • Disability Letter (VA)
      • OF-306
      • Other (1)
      • Other (2)
      • Resume
      • Separation Notice (RIF)
      • SF-15
      • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
      • TranscriptRequired Documents

        Required Documents

        IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)
        To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

        • Resume

        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 ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

      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) member 4 copy 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.asp

  • Benefits

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