Materials Handler
Department of the Army - Fort Wainwright, AK

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, is host to many different cultures; unique shopping and dining facilities as well as sporting activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, snowboarding and skiing. We have spectacular views of the Northern Lights and larger than life ice sculptures. Population is about 87,000. It is the home to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Average summer daylight time is 21 hours. Winter brings consistent snow conditions from November through March. Winter temperatures average 8 degrees F to -19 degrees F; summer temperatures rise into the 70s and 80s

Who May Apply: US Citizens


PCS/Relocations costs will NOT be paid.

Position requires pre-employment physical.

Perform warehouse duties such as establishing item locations, arrangement of stock, and receiving functions
Perform customer issue to include pulling stock items from inventory
Identify high- and low-usage items to include hazardous materials, pharmaceutical, vaccines, syringes/needles, medical gases, surgical and other high-value items and other items requiring specialized handling
Serve as a medical quality assurance evaluator
Prepare items for proper disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous and Class VIII waste
Operate forklifts capable of lifting 2,000 to 10,000 pounds
Operate vehicles with manual transmissions
Operate other material-handling equipment to include electric and manual pallet jacks, caged lifts and ladders
Perform operator maintenance on transport vehicles.

Screen-out Element: Ability to do the work of a Materials Handler without more than normal supervision. You must have sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish the duties of the position. Such knowledge, skills and abilities must be clearly documented in your resume and must demonstrate skill in stacking and/or palletizing items under supervision; determining sequence for loading materials; selecting, inspecting, verifying quantity and properly assembling items for shipment or issue; driving manual transmission transport vehicles; operating forklifts; and operating various material handling equipment. Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.

Job Elements:
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Knowledge of Materials
Knowledge of Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprints)
Dexterity and Safety

Physical Requirements: You must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. The basis on which agencies may establish specific medical standards or physical requirements is discussed in 5 CFR 339. A physical condition or impairment may be disqualifying for employment only if there is a direct relationship between the condition and the nature of the duties of the specific position to be filled.

Physical Effort: Work involves standing, stooping, bending, reaching, frequent lifting and carrying supplies, materials and equipment weighing up to approximately 40 pounds. You will move heavier items with handling equipment or assistance from other workers. Work may be required at a rapid pace for long periods of time. Operating the handling and transport vehicles involves moderate physical effort in moving material and manipulating hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting, raising, lowering, stopping and tilting the loads being moved.

Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside. Inside areas may be hot, cold, damp, drafty and poorly lighted. Outside work may be performed on loading ramps or in storage yards and may be subject to bad weather conditions: Frequent exposure to temperatures of -40 degrees F and lower. Exposure to dirt, dust and grease and the possibility of cuts, scrapes and bruises and falls. Subject to injuries or broken bones because of shifting loads, toppling stacks or overturning when operating forklift. Personnel are subject to exposure from radiation, toxic, explosive or chemical fumes from hazardous materials and waste.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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