Materials Handler
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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Would you like to use your expertise in materials handling to help the Department of the Treasury, Real Estate and Facilities Management Office? If so, we invite you to apply for this position.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

Treasury headquarters, the Departmental Offices, has responsibility for formulating policy and the overall management of the Department of the Treasury. The Real Estate and Facilities Management Office is recruiting to fill a key Materials Handler position.

This position is in a small office, with top staff members who work on a wide array of interesting issues. We offer both flexible schedules and an opportunity for teleworking, as well as challenging and interesting work. We are located in the heart of Washington, DC with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania, next door to the White House, a few blocks from the McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants.

This is a term position. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, annual and sick leave, and the full array of retirement benefits. A term appointment does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward career tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into, a permanent appointment. Term appointments are used to fill positions which are expected to last longer than one year but which are clearly not of a continuing nature and will terminate upon completion of work.

Key Information:
We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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As a Materials Handler, you will:
Serve as a Material Handler and occasionally, as a Motor Vehicle Operator, at a Remote Delivery Site, where all materials handled by the incumbent are x-rayed for the protection of the recipients in the Treasury and other components of the White House Complex.

Schedule and coordinate deliveries inbound to the Remote Delivery Site.

Establish the order in which the receiving, issuing, shipping, or storing function will be done.

Receive, unload, and process shipments, and prepare receiving reports.

Segregate and move materials to designated holding areas on the basis of such factors as priority shipment, type of material, mode of transportation, and specific destination.

Use automated equipment to verify and prepare inventory reports, fill orders, place stock, verify storage locations, and produce documentation.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Physical Requirements: You will be required to stand, stoop, bend, lift, stretch, kneel, crouch, walk, frequent pull, push, and climb onto and off of a fork truck, work in tiring and uncomfortable positions, and may require to work at a rapid pace for prolonged periods. Heavy exertion is frequent. The position frequently lifts and carries material weighing up to 50 pounds and exercises moderate physical effort when operating hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting, and stopping the fork lift truck and raising, lowering, and tilting the loads being involved. Incumbent stands and moves about on concrete floors during entire shift.

You must show in your experience and online application that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. You must meet the screen-out element, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions. In addition, you must also meet the majority of all the elements for this position as addressed throughout the online questions.

You must possess and maintain a valid statewide driver's license.

You must be able to obtain and maintain top secret security clearance.

Your application includes your:
1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:

Ability to do the work of a Material Handler without more than normal supervision. (SCREENOUT ELEMENT)

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)

Technical practices

Knowledge of materials

Dexterity/Safety (Including the ability to operate materials handling equipment)

We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

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We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a non-bargaining-designated position.

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if applicable.

Undergo an income tax verification, if applicable.

Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) upon appointment and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.

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