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Materials Handler

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position is in the Grounds Department of EMS at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Charleston. The primary purpose of this position is to provide warehousing of supplies goods and equipment. Assignments will include moving supplies to/from off-site locations, i.e., Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOCs) and its affiliates. This position may require the driving of a vehicle, truck, or van not exceeding 26000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). vehicular weight, with electrical or hydraulic lift. Responsibilities Receives and process incoming shipments. Unloads, inspects, and tally stock items; assuring quantities and type of items is consistent with shipping documents. - Palletizes and assembles stock in temporary warehousing/storage area. - Assumes custodial and property responsibility for, stock as it is received, warehoused, selected and issued. - Plans item locations within a prescribed storage plan. Makes routine changes in the storage plan as necessary. - Makes in-storage checks for obvious need for maintenance, vermin control, and damage, reporting findings to supervisor for action. - Selects proper item for issue. Coordinates in proper locations on phase I and phase II issue lines. - Determines the need for replenishing items in the work area. Orders additional stock from backup warehouses as needed. - Assists in developing plans for storage and arrangement of stock in accordance with VA regulations and requirements that determine the configuration setup, movement, rearrangement, and traffic flow. - Performs periodic and formal semi-annual inventories. Determines the basis for over, short, or misplaced items by checking items on hand against records. - Works on own initiative to consolidate materials and provide maximum space utilization and protection of materials. - Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials on the docking area, which may require scheduling personnel to facilitate movement of materials in accordance with priorities, scheduling requirements and space allocations for multiple service lines. - Receives, stores, and moves hazardous and toxic materials and substances, such as certain types of chemicals or radioactive materials, in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements Operates electric pallet jacks and/or gasoline powered forklifts capable of lifting to 6000 pounds as high as 20 feet. The forklifts have automatic transmissions with one reverse and one forward speed. As required, drives pickup truck and other vehicles up to 5-ton capacity. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 07:00am-3:30pm. May include Weekends and Holidays. Position Description Title/PD#: Materials Handler/PD10389A 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, 01/24/2022. 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: Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices 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: Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles, and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty, and poorly lighted. - Will be required to work outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons. Hazardous materials may be encounter 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. Will 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. 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 more than 100 pounds. These items are typically handled using specialized equipment and/or assistance of coworkers. - Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the movement of large quantities of product over an extended period 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. Education Additional Information 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 This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Financial disclosure not required. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. 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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Charleston , Materials Handler, Professions , Charleston, South Carolina

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