Defense Logistics Agency Motor Vehicle Operator in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


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By joining Defense Logistics Agency Distribution you will be a part of the team that is the leading provider of global distribution support to America's military. Whether you work at the DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pa. or at one of our 24 distribution centers around the globe, your work will ensure that DLA Distribution offers the right solution, on time, every time through a broad range of services to include storage, distribution, customized kits, specialized packaging and world-wide transportation support. DLA Distribution makes a difference every day by providing effective, efficient and best value support to our customers which include the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force as well as other government agencies.

DUTIES: As a Motor Vehicle Operator, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Operates straight-in-line trucks, tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers; and/or motor coaches, which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 32,000 pounds.
  • Connects and disconnects the air brakes and electrical lines.
  • Maneuvers vehicles within close tolerance when driving and backing over uneven ground; in narrow or congested areas; between buildings and other vehicles; and when positioning vehicles at loading docks.
  • Directs the arranging of cargo or assists in the operation for proper weight distribution and loading/unloading sequence.

  • Performs operator maintenance tasks: checks gasoline, oil, water, air pressure, steering gear, horn, brakes, etc.

  • Completes trip tickets and fills out reports in case of accident.
  • May perform materials handling and packing duties to include receiving, storing, issuing, picking and packing a variety of materials.
  • May operate material handling equipment (MHE) such as forklifts to load/unload and move materials.

Physical Effort: The employee exerts moderate physical effort because the large vehicles driven and accompanying heavy loads are difficult to handle and maneuver, e.g., upper body strength must be used to turn the steering wheel. Numerous hand and foot controls are often used simultaneously, e.g., clutch, accelerator, gearshift, and levers. Dual braking systems must be manipulated to avoid jackknifing. Since vehicles operated are large, the cab is often located considerably above ground level; therefore, some effort is required when entering and exiting the vehicle. Bending, reaching, lifting, pulling, stooping, and exertion of physical effort is involved when attaching/detaching trailers and securing cargo. Performs work on hard surfaces and in work areas that required standing, stopping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 lbs. Moderate physical effort is used in operating hand and foot controls when operating materials handling equipment.

Working Conditions: The employee typically operates a vehicle while sitting behind a steering wheel in an enclosed or covered cab. Vehicles operated may or may not be equipped with a heater and/or air conditioning. Occasionally, the employee will work outdoors or in an enclosed structure, e.g., when performing safety inspections, making minor emergency repairs; observing the loading/unloading of cargo, filling fluid levels, etc. Vehicles are operated in all types of prevailing weather conditions and (1) in congested areas of a supply depot/center where there is frequent vehicle, materials handling, equipment, rail, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic; and/or (2) in traffic and at highway speeds on public roadways during the day or night. There is exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, and noise. There is the possibility of life-threatening accidents, cuts, bruises, abrasions, and broken bones. Work may be performed inside/outside a warehouse which may be cold, damp or hot. May be exposed to injury from mechanical equipment, falling objects, shifting loads or collisions.

SAFETY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Employee is required to wear safety clothing and equipment appropriate for the job and work area where assigned, as directed by the supervisor. Types of protective clothing and equipment include, but are not limited to the following: eye, respiratory, foot protection, and protective clothing (gloves, apron, coveralls, etc.). Other types may be required as deemed necessary by authorized management officials. Employee will be required to wear approved hearing protective devices and an audiometric test will be conducted, as necessary, when working near or around noise hazardous areas, machinery, or equipment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

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Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Permanent Civilian DLA Employees (In Commuting Area). ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities are not required to be in commuting area: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)

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5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

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Conditions of Employment

Work Schedule: Full time Tour of Duty: Set Schedule Overtime Work: Occasionally Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/Secret Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes Fair Labor Standards Act: Non Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Preemployment Physical: Required Emergency Essential: N/A Reemployed Annuitant: Does not meet criteria The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:


Individual must maintain all appropriate driver's licenses and government licensing to operate assigned motor vehicles and equipment (Class A license is required)


To qualify for a Motor Vehicle Operator, your qualifications must include:

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out Element)
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles. Work Practices
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
  • Ability to Drive Vehicles Safely
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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire, and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.

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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:

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.

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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.

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  • Healthcare insurance
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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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume"

  • Completed Questionnaire – (Required)

  • Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 19, 2017. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
  5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab. If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 2017986 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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Agency contact information
Xavier L. Cheshire







DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland 2001 Mission Drive Suite 3 New Cumberland, PA USA

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Next steps

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review may be completed of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/11/2017 to 10/19/2017

Salary: $21.43 to $25 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 08

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types