Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Summary This position is located in the Warehouse area of the
Logistics Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS)
and supported catchment area. The position is located at an
assigned Veterans Administration medical facility performing
warehouse work that involves receiving, storing, selecting, and
shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and
equipment. Responsibilities Checks received shipment items against
electronic purchase orders and/or other related documentation.
Verifies correctness of shipment prior to completing receiving
process. Records/notes discrepancies such as shortages and damages.
Directs special attention to time sensitive and emergency requests.
Operates and maintains various powered industrial vehicles.
Maintains the flow of the warehouse by moving, delivering,
shelving, storing and inventorying materials and equipment. Handles
delivering and warehousing materials including hazardous, flammable
and temperature sensitive products. Places items appropriately on
shelving, pallets on bins to ensure adequate safeguard and access.
Reads, writes, and maintains files of various government and
commercial documents to include turn in requests, discrepancy
reports, shipping/receiving documents, etc. Interprets a variety of
standard operation procedures (SOP's), directives and policies.
Maintains accurate inventory for all materials and equipment.
Follows all guidance provided by various directives, handbooks,
memorandum, property management regulations, supply distribution
policies, checklists, etc. Follows oral instruction from dispatcher
and/or supervisor pertaining to transporting, destination, cargo,
deadlines and any additional/specific instruction when appropriate.
Familiar with automated purchasing and inventory systems. Uses
forklifts, manual and mechanized pallet jacks, and other loading
and storage mechanisms. Understands how to load supply carts,
vehicles or pallets to ensure safety and most efficient process.
Prepares authorized materials for shipment (both small packages and
bulk). Ensures all items are packaged or palletized correctly to
prevent damage. Adheres to all Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) operating and safety standards. Utilizes
proper safety techniques when handling a variety of material
equipment. Uses all types of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Takes all precautionary measures in an attempt to prevent serious
accidents. Handles hazardous and sensitive materials according to
established procedures. Performs warehouse work to include
receiving, storing, selecting, and shipping of general or
specialized bulk, bin materials and equipment. Independently load
and unload materials and equipment. Prepares shipping and inventory
documents with data needed for manual/automated inventory systems.
Route materials and equipment to correct locations or storage
areas. Maintains warehouse in a neat, clean and orderly manner.
Sorts and delivers incoming mail, picking up intra-office and
processing outgoing mail, supporting the mail center with off
campus deliveries, understanding and adhering to all facility and
federal postal regulations. Work Schedule: 7:45AM - 4:30PM - Monday
- Friday (Eastern Standard Time) Compressed/Telework/Flexible
Schedule: Not Available Position Description Title/PD#: Materials
Handler/PD02163-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for
this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing
date of this announcement, 01/12/2022. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification
Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be
evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually
appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. 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:
Ability to to the work of the position without more than normal
supervision Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and
in order) Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to
mobile equipment operation) Knowledge of materials Ability to
operate with dexterity and safety 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: A full year of work is
considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Work involves considerable walking, pushing, and pulling a variety
of carts and materials handling equipment. Works offloading and
loading trucks, lifting products on and off-shelves, handling boxes
frequently weighing over 40 pounds. Will frequently handle
equipment, furniture, and materials of an awkward and heavier
nature in excess of 100 pounds. These items are typically handled
using specialized equipment and/or assistance of co-workers.
Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the
movement of large quantities of product over an extended period of
time including, but not limited to, 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. Required to work in storage buildings, pods,
trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty,
and poorly lighted. Employees work outdoors, on docks, making
deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons.
Hazardous materials may be encountered in daily work activities.
Duties will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes,
cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of equipment. All types of
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. May be subject
to conditions that could result in serious accidents; precautions
will be taken. Must possess a valid, state driver's license or
commercial driver's license (CDL), as applicable, if required to
operate a motor vehicle or commercial vehicle. Education Additional
Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide
eligible displaced 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
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
vacancies. Financial disclosure not required. If you are unable to
apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in
electronic form, view the following link for information regarding
an Alternate Application. For more information on the "Who may
apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status
Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. 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.
Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Roanoke , Materials Handler, Professions , Salem, Virginia
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