Materials Handler
Department Of The Interior - Elko, NV

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The Bureau of Land Management is looking for temporary employees to work as Materials Handlers in Ely and Elko, Nevada.

FIRST CONSIDERATION DATE: Selecting Officials will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before 1/8/2013 to receive first consideration for the location(s) you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location, during the open period of the announcement.

For more information on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fire program, visit their website.

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • All positions have medical qualification requirements
  • You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment
  • Some positions may require a CDL; information will be provided at job offer
  • These positions do not have promotional potential

DUTIES: A Materials Handler (WG-05) Issues fire equipment and fire supplies to personnel utilizing pre- determined guidelines and provides tracking, inventory, and receipt of property. Maintains stock, issues to firefighters, and maintains records showing inventories of all fire warehoused supplies and tools. Operates forklift in loading, unloading and moving stock. Works directly with dispatch, expanded dispatch, district and fire area procurement personnel. Purchases and or initiates requests for purchases with credit card, resource orders, Blanket Procurement Arrangements, requisitions, and contracting. Determines basis for over or short items. Maintains a current up-to-date inventory of fire caches, including documentation on items distributed, utilizing computer programs to facilitate process. Observes and practices accepted warehouse safety procedures. Work is usually done in a warehouse which can be hot, cold, dry, dusty and poorly lighted. The work is dirty, dusty and greasy. Floor surfaces are usually hard, polished concrete. Some work will be performed in the field such as delivering supplies to fire stations or to emergency incidents. Some work requires extended driving time, often on out of the way, unpaved roads and trails. Some of these positions require operation of government vehicles. You must have a valid current state driver's license or its equivalent to be placed in certain types of firefighter positions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for a WG-5 : Experience in the operation of a wildland fire cache or warehouse in order to procure, issue, control, store and judge the physical condition of a wide variety of fire suppression and fire safety items within the wildland fire community as a warehouse worker.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING: Please note that all selectees, regardless of grade level, must pass an initial pre-employment physical examination

DRUG TESTING: BLM POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING. If selected for a random drug test, it must be completed prior to beginning work. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be evaluated by reviewing your on-line resume and your responses to the User Information, Core Questions, and Vacancy Questions, and if applicable your transcripts. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.

The job specific questions relate to the following job elements required to do the work of this position

Element 1 - Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-Out)
Element 2 – Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Element 3 – Technical practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic)

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BENEFITS: Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:

• Annual and Sick Leave
• Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/ or hazard pay
• Paid federal holidays
• Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

OTHER INFORMATION: SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website .

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions may be subject to a pre-employment background security investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination. For further information on Privacy Act, please refer to the "Legal and Regulatory Guidance" link at the bottom of the screen.

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