Materials Handler
Department Of Agriculture - Ontario, CA

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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position works for the Region 5, Fire and Aviation Management Southern California Service Center Fire Cache in Ontario, CA.

For further information regarding the duties of this position, please contact Freddie L. Scott, Fire Cache Supply Manager at 909.930.3206 or

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-1105560003-02288G. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a US Citizen to apply
Males born after 12.31.59 must be registered with the Selective Service DUTIES:

Loads and unloads shipments from trucks, rail cars, and other material conveyances using equipment such as fork lifts, manual and mechanized pallet jacks, side loaders, stacker cranes, and automated guided vehicles in mechanized warehouses.

May operate automated storage vehicles, using remote terminals and keyboards to receive and transit locator data. Checks, assembles, processes documents, and routes materials and equipment to the correct locations or storage areas. Verifies or prepares documents either manually or by using automated equipment to read, store, track, and prepare materials documentation.

Insures correctness of quantities, identification criteria, and labeling. Identifies and reports discrepancies. Ensures that inventory records are accurate and current. Prepares reports on inventory status.

Uses automated equipment to load computerized inventory data, access inventory information and fill item requisitions. Considers special requirements such as size, weight or mode of transportation when stacking, moving and arranging items on pallets. Uses pallet measuring tools to insure that proper height, weight and other load and storage requirements are met and that damage is prevented. Packs and/or repacks for shipment and/or storage, a variety of tools, parts, equipment, supplies, printed materials or other items. Considers special requirements such as size, weight or mode of transportation and blocks or braces sensitive materials and equipment. May tape, staple, seal, weigh, and label containers. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.

There is no substitution of education for this position.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; ie the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply Online” button to the right.

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

This is a bargaining unit designated position.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

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