Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: RW-5703-06

Agency: Department of Health

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening date: December 5. 2012

Closing date: January 18, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 383 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

First Screening Date: December 18, 2012

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Salary Range: $18.13 per hour - $23.80 per hour

$37,710 $49,504

Tour of Duty: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Monday - Friday


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA). The incumbent serves as a Motor Vehicle Operator and is responsible for the overall operation of a variety of motor vehicles, the recording of travel log and inspection of work-related equipment. Operates gasoline or diesel powered vehicles with gross vehicle weight of more than 7,000 pounds and less than 22,000 pounds. Incumbent drives vehicles either on a specific trip basis or upon regularly established schedules and route to transport material, equipment, and personnel. Loads and unloads materials, or directs others in this task. Checks material loaded or delivered against records of various types to insure against errors, and obtains signatures of receiving individuals where required. Keeps trip records or logs, showing time of departure, sequence of stops, time of return, trip mileage, gasoline and oil consumption, and similar items. Reports any defects in vehicle operations, accidents, damages or traffic violations. Incumbent also makes operational inspections of vehicles for loose parts, damaged or worm tires, proper air pressure in tires, adequate gasoline supply, water in radiator, proper oil level, battery condition, and similar items, and also checks presence and usability of assigned equipment, such as tools, tire changing equipment, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits. Cleans assigned vehicle.


Please respond to the following selective placement factor will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the selective placement factor

Selective Placement Factor #1: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Skilled in handling the controls of the vehicle; in judging clearances; turning radius and braking distance.

Ranking Factor #2: Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order).

Ranking Factor #3: Knowledge of safety rules and regulations of the District of Columbia, local jurisdictions and other posted rules for moving vehicles.

Ranking Factor #4: Ability to determine the best routes and alternative routes to reach destinations in a safe and timely manner.

Ranking Factor #5: Ability to load cargo into the vehicle, arranging the load for proper support to prevent shifting or falling objectives.

Conditions of Employment

Working Conditions: The incumbent works outside and is exposed to all weather conditions while loading and unloading the vehicle. Drives in all types of traffic and weather. Works in isolated areas and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. Inhales fumes from vehicle, dust, unpleasant odors, etc.

Physical Effort: Moderate physical effort is used in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. The work requires periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending, occasionally strenuous lifting and carrying of materials weighing in excess of 50 pounds. Greater physical effort is required to turn the larger and heavier vehicles and to operate the additional controls.

Other Significant Factors: License Requirement: Incumbent must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's Permit, a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and have or be able to obtain a D.C. Government Operator's Permit. PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR LICENSE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.


Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

How to Apply: All applicants including Department employees and other DC government employees must submit the District of Columbia Application DC 2000. Please note that ALL applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Health, Office of Human Resources Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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