Materials Handler
Department of the Air Force - Portland, OR

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Materials Handler
142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon

Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D1950

WG - 6907 - 06 / 06
Salary Range: $19.00 - $22.15

*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*

*PCS is not Authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

1st Area: Current permanent full time support personnel of the Oregon Air National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon Air National Guard.

Application materials must be received in our office by Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.
  • Military Requirement: Enlisted Only

This position is located in the Air National Guard, Mission Support Group, Logistics Readiness Squadron. The primary purpose of the position is to perform warehouse inspection, storage, and inventory of a wide variety of supply and equipment items, classified and sensitive items; selecting items to be issued, shipped, or transferred; conducting warehouse validations and inventories; maintaining central locator functions; performing warehouse inspection functions (i.e., shelf life, functional checks); and managing the staging area for delivery of items.

(1) Receives and processes notice to stock parts and equipment. Assures incoming materiel matches that of the accompanying documentation. Examines materiel for shortages, overages and obvious damage and coordinates any discrepancies with the Cargo Movement Element.

(2) Stores all in-warehouse supply and equipment items. Provides secure storage and handling of classified and sensitive items. Provides proper storage and handling of Electrostatic Discharge Items (ESD) in accordance with applicable technical orders and publications. Determines within the general warehousing plan how to arrange stock within the storage area. Stores items for convenience of handling and ease of movement. Assures stored items are protected from damage, deterioration, and pilferage. Schedules and maintains an aggressive surveillance inspection program for items in central storage to assure that all assets are ready for issue. Takes necessary action to control deterioration and/or corrosion of items in storage. Assures required tags, labels, and markings are affixed to property to reflect identity, status, and condition. Makes sure that technical data is retained when retagging items. Initiates inputs to add or delete warehouse locations on item records.

(3) Conducts periodic validation of warehouse locations. Responsible for the inventory and proper accounting of all in-warehouse assets. Performs special inventories as required.

(4) Selects items to be issued and/or shipped and transfers them to the Cargo Movement Element for subsequent delivery/shipment. Issues oldest items first when dated item control applies. Assures items requiring special handling (i.e., classified) are receipted for by authorized individuals.

(5) Inspects all classes of property for which the USPFO Accountable Officer has responsibility and/or accountability, including small arms, aircraft parts and components; motor vehicle parts; building and construction materials; special equipment; gasses, chemical, and wood products; packaged petroleum products: machines and communication equipment. Determines that materials are properly identified as to condition, identity, security, classification. Uses a variety of measuring devices, conversion charts to determine moisture factors on lumber and classification factors/special markings on gasses, chemicals and metals. Refers to contract specifications, technical orders, manufacturers' catalogs, stock lists, FEDLOG, and other available guides in identifying material (inspects for deterioration and corrosion of all stocked items and initiates/recommends necessary action). Prepares reports for damaged or deficient condition. Prepares written replies for higher headquarters tasking.

(6) Monitors material suspect program to eliminate possible hazards or substandard material. Monitors petroleum/chemical materiel by regularly checking and inspecting all petroleum and chemical products stored to ensure test dates are within prescribed time frames. Coordinates with responsible agency by telephone, message, or correspondence to determine the serviceability of assets. Ensures all shelf life items are inspected quarterly for serviceability. Coordinates with base Medical Group's Bioenvironmental Health Technician on all hazardous items to ensure all items are identified on the item record. Monitors functional check program by coordinating inputs and routing items to the maintenance/supply liaison to ensure all functional check assets are ready for issue. Identifies and controls required Technical Order Compliance (TCTO), inventory, code and tags material in accordance with TCTO furnished by Maintenance Quality Assurance (QA). Endorses letter back to QA upon completion.

(7) Identifies incomplete items. Assigns applicable condition code, affixes tag, initiates requests for component items to restore to serviceable condition. Follows established guidelines in assignment of demilitarization codes for disposal items. Monitors demilitarization, required documentation, and transfer of items to disposal. Downgrades low dollar value property to scrap, prepares documentation and transfers to Cargo Movement Element for disposal for lot processing. Requests special inventory for items found on base.

(8) Manages the Precious Metals Recovery Program (PRMP).

(9) Assists in formulating policies and procedures to ensure proper management, security, and control of all supplies and equipment in storage. Ensures procedures are written that direct a resource protection survey be accomplished on designated controlled areas within prescribed time frames.

(10) Manages unserviceable holding area. Ensures disposition is received in a timely manner. Monitors Material Deficiency Reports (MDR) and Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) pending disposition. Process turn-ins and Coordinates with Quality Assurance for disposition instructions.

(11) Trains all supply personnel requiring an inspector's stamp or those performing inspector duties, by signature. Some training may be accomplished during drill status.

(12) Assists in providing bench stock support to customer organizations.

(13) Performs other duties as assigned.

Work involved in receiving, storing, and assembling for issue, shipment, and distribution, a wide variety of bin and bulk supplies, materials, equipment, or commodities using mechanized, automated, and manual material moving equipment, devices, and systems. Most work requires the incidental or regular use of for lifts and motor vehicles. Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; skill in using hand trucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; ability to use hammers, pliers, and other hand tools; and to follow oral and written instructions.

Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.

Specialized Experience:

Within their resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants at the WG-06 level must have 9 months of experience performing inventory and inspections to determine serviceability of stocked items. Experience in interpreting and applying written instructions, reference materials, publications, and manuals. Experience in setting up and rotating storage locations considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

None to list for this position.


Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)

Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of 142 FW. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the following parts:

  • Your resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
  • The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

    We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
      By Mail:
    • Oregon Military Department
    • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
    • PO Box 14350
    • Salem, OR 97309
      Hand deliver to:
    • Oregon Military Department
    • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
    • Salem, Oregon.
    *E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
      Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
    • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
    • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
    • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
    • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
    • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
    • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
  • Current Resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
  • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only

  • Current AGR members intending to remain AGR must submit the following:
  • NGB Form 34-1, Application for Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) - Position Announcement number and position title must be annotated on this form.
  • Current Report of Individual Personnel (RIP) - In lieu of a RIP, applicant may provide a printout from the Virtual MPF (VMPF). Documents must show your ASVAB scores.
  • Copy of current physical fitness assessment.
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience.

    Phone: (503)584-3841
    Agency Information:
    Oregon National Guard
    PO Box 14350
    ATTN Staffing
    Salem, OR

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