Materials Handler
Department of the Army - Johnston, IA

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our Iowa National Guard team and serve your nation, Iowa and your community!

IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
THIS POSITION IS RESTRICTED TO CURRENT MILITARY MEMBERS OF THE IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.
LOCATION: USPFO, Camp Dodge JMTC, Johnston, IA

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Thursday, January 31, 2013. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. If you are applying with a resume created outside of USA Jobs, follow this link to access the Online Questionnaire . OTHERWISE apply using the APPLY ONLINE button at the right of this page to use you USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER resume.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Type of Employment: Enlisted

Compatibility: ECMF 91; EMOS 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A

92F, 92G, 92Y

Security Clearance: NACI

DUTIES:
Performs a full range of warehousing activities to include receiving, storing, selecting and shipping bulk and bin materials and equipment. Assists in the development of plans for storage and arrangement of stock to determine warehouse configuration, setup, movement, rearrangement and traffic flow. In larger warehouse facilities, the incumbent may participate in developing storage and space utilization plans in accordance with materials storage areas. Prepares items for processing, utilizing appropriate Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) such as computer terminal and bar code reader to read, store, tract and prepare material documentation. Performs classification inspections for material within range of authority. Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials within docking area. Prepares inventory and production reports, screens and identifies shipping and receiving documents for discrepancies, and directs shipments to shipping or storage areas. May be required to store hazardous materials. Identifies, examines, classifies, accepts and disposes of a wide variety of materials and property including electronic equipment, aircraft and automotive components and assemblies. Performs other duties as assigned. D0903

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
SECURITY CLEARANCE : Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a NACI clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required clearance will result in termination of employment.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; skill in using handtrucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; ability to use hammers, pliers, and other handtools; and to follow oral and written instructions.

Meeting months of experience requirement will not by itself be accepted as proof of qualification. Quality, type, and scope of expereince, training or eduction must be demonstrated to show that applicant is fully qualified to perform duties at the grade level announced.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must indicate 9 months of the following type of experience:

Experience in receiving, packaging and preparation for shipment, compilation of reports, and overall warehousing procedures.

Experience in setting up and rotating storage location considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc.

Experience in performing inventory and inspections to determine servicabilty of stocked items.

Experience in interpreting and applying written instructions, reference materials, publications, and manuals.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience. Maximum credit is 6 months of specialized experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position. If education is being substituted for specialized experience, a college transcript must accompany the application or resume .

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA'S), LISTED BELOW, WILL BE USED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ENTIRE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED SPECIFICALLY AND COMPLETELY ON THE APPLICATION.

Knowledge of the overall warehousing plan, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of basic design and construction principles for the construction of standard and non-standard shipping and storage containers.
Ability to read or understand complex verbal or written instruction pertaining to warehousing duties, responsibilities and procedures.
Knowledge of transportation, security, environmental laws, and regulations in daily warehouse duties.
Knowledge of automation systems in daily operations.
Knowledge of various supply classes and distinguishing characteristics of similar classes.
Ability to identify materials and their condition.
Ability to route materials for technical review, storage, repair or disposal.
Knowledge of a wide variety of material to perform required research for item identification.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A pre-employment physical or medical screening may be required for placement to this position.

Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position.

Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

Note: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowance may not be authorized for this position. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted ONLY after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Government.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION AS STATED IN THE GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED ABOVE .

BENEFITS:
BENEFITS

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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