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National Guard & Reserves
Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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This is an open continuous announcement. Initial cutoff will be 19 May 2021. Recruitment will continue through the announcement closing date until the position is filled.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR (TITLE 32), Position Description Number D1907000 and is part of the IL USPFO, National Guard.
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As a MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR (TITLE 32), WG-5703-6/7/8, you will transport supplies and equipment intra and inter state using a variety of wheeled vehicles to haul cargo and fuel, transport passengers or to tow or recover equipment. Vehicles are driven in restricted traffic environments on Government installations, and over public roads and highways, or under cross-country conditions.
Major Duties - This is NOT an all-inclusive list:
- Ability to verify that vehicle's auxiliary pumping system has correct grade or mixture of fuel pumped, that the receiving equipment is grounded and fuel tanks are not overfilled.
- Ensure all cargo is secured to prevent shifting or falling in transit and to minimize the possibility of vehicle sway.
- Ability to select the safest, most direct and legally allowed route to be followed and identify alternative routes to be used in the event of an emergency.
- Operate electric, gasoline or diesel-powered forklift trucks.
- Perform a variety of servicing and operator preventive maintenance work on assigned vehicles.
- Record type and quantity of fuel delivered.
- Ensure shipping and accounting documents are with the shipment and reflect actual condition, quantities and type of material, including manual turn in and issue documents.
- Complete log books, maintenance records, reports and other transportation documents for accurate accounting.
- Identify, inspect, and segregate equipment or material as it is received for obvious damage and needed repairs.
- Perform warehouse work, as required, to include issuing, receiving and inventorying equipment, supplies and materials; loading and unloading of trucks; storing and pulling warehouse stock; packing and unpacking material; and repairing or replacing items on equipment.
- Operate primarily straight-in-line trucks and/or truck tractors with semi-trailers which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 32,000 pounds.
- Extremely knowledgeable about turning the vehicles, in evaluating the condition and load limits, in scheduling weigh points, and in accessing traffic conditions and hazards, locally and over long-distance routes in unfamiliar geographic areas.
- Couple and uncouple the truck tractor and semi-trailer, or truck and trailer, and connects and disconnects the air brakes and electrical lines.
- Maneuver vehicles within close tolerances when driving and backing over uneven ground, in narrow or congested areas, between buildings and other vehicles, between parked aircraft and when positioning vehicles at loading docks.
- Operate vehicles on interstate highways, winding roads, and steep grades and manipulates the dual braking system to prevent the semi-trailer or trailer from jackknifing.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions Of Employment
- NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
- This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
- Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
- Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
- Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Must be able to drive long distances, remain overnight at various locations, as necessary, and work during weekends and periods outside of the normal work day.
- Recruitment and relocation incentives may be available for this position.
- PCS expenses may be authorized.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: The areas of considerations for this position, Title 32 Excepted Service (32 U.S. Code § 709), will be in the following manner and sequence,
- The FIRST area of consideration for this position will be all excepted permanent and indefinite temporary technicians within the ILNG.
- The SECOND area of consideration will be all current Federal Employees.
- The THIRD area of consideration will be all Federal re-employment eligible.
- The FOURTH area of consideration will be applicants willing to become T32 Dual Status Technicians and gain ILNG membership.
- The FIFTH area of consideration will U.S. Citizens.
Military Grades: Enlisted only
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: MUST possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-8 Level MUST possess at least 12 months of specialized experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, fuel trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, and trash removal trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds) and up to 14,400 kilograms (less than 32,000 pounds); experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment; experience operating platform, van, stake and dump trucks, refueling vehicles passenger buses or ambulance buses. WG-7 Level MUST possess at least 9 months of specialized experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, fuel trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, and trash removal trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds) and up to 14,400 kilograms (less than 32,000 pounds); experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment; experience operating platform, van, stake and dump trucks, refueling vehicles passenger buses or ambulance buses. WG-6 Level MUST possess at least 6 months experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate and perform operator maintenance on one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, ambulances or patient transport vehicles, passenger shuttle vans, and cargo vans which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 4,500 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and up to 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds); experience demonstrating the ability to operate and perform operator maintenance on one or more classes of motor vehicles including pickup trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, carryalls, sedans crew cab pickup trucks and HUMVEE; experience to start, stop and maneuver assigned equipment; experience annotating logs and records.
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.
Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone. No substitution of education for experience is permitted for this occupational series and grade.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Ability to perform Motor Vehicle Operator duties w/o more than normal supervision
- Attention to Detail
- Vehicle Operation
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Your resume that clearly demonstrates experience that meets the requirements of this position. Your resume must contain identifiable information such as your name, address, and phone number. It should also show your work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
Other supporting documents (as applicable):
- NGIL Form 73
*NGIL Form 73 - Illinois National Guard Technician Program Supplement to Application for Dual Status (DS), to reflect military qualifications.
Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation, applicants with no military qualifications must submit form stating "not applicable" and signature on page 2 of the NGIL Form 73.
Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.
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.
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
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11092622
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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- 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.
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