Materials Handler
Department of the Army - Montgomery, AL

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ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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 National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
This job is located at a National Guard maintenance facility, warehouse, training site, supply or support type facility. Its purpose is to perform work related to a wide range of warehousing activities to include receiving, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and equipment.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership is required.
POSITION STATUS: NON-MERIT
LOCATION: JFHQ-USPFO-AL, MONTGOMERY, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: MR. WILLIAM BARKER KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
Participation in Direct Deposit mandatory.
ECMF: 89, 91, 92; EMOS: 88H, 88M, 88N, 88Z

Max Rank: SGT DUTIES:
ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:

AREA ONE : All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.

AREA TWO : All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Army National Guard.

AREA THREE : All U.S. Citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Army National Guard.

(1) Loads and unloads materials. Inspects and inventories materials for serviceability and quantity. Checks, assembles, and processes documents, and routes materials and equipment to correct locations or storage areas. Locates, accesses, loads, and moves material for shipment and verifies or prepares documents either manually or by using automated equipment such as computer terminals and bar code wands to read, store, track, and prepare materials documentation. Examines items being turned in to determine classification, serviceable condition, and repairability and tags accordingly. May be required to prepare and type a variety of supply documents or reports.
(2) Prepares shipping and inventory documents with required data for manual or automated inventory systems. Loads and unloads
shipments from trucks, rail cars, and other material conveyances using fork lifts, manual and mechanized pallet jacks, side loaders, and/or stacker cranes. Participates in annual and cyclic inventory. May pack, crate, stencil, weigh and band equipment and supplies, equipment or hazardous material for shipment or storage. May operate warehouse tractors, fork lifts, tugs and trucks, and other general purpose vehicles and perform routine operator maintenance. May use pliers, screwdrivers and other simple hand tools to make repairs or
adjustments or replace missing components on equipment. May work in hazardous materials storage areas which require the use of specialized handling and storage procedures as required by regulatory and safety requirements.
(3) May maintain property book and hand receipts.
(4) Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 6 months experience or training demonstrating the ability to store, organize and/or rotate a variety of bin and bulk supplies, materials, equipment, and commodities. Familiar with basic warehouse procedures. Experience in determining quantities of inventory items. Experience in following oral and written instructions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Performs a wide variety and range of duties requiring specialized knowledge of warehouse plans, methods, procedures, and techniques of material handling. May type to prepare reports or documents. May use automated equipment such as optical readers and scanners and computer keyboards to develop computerized inventory data, access materials, and fill item requisitions. Considers height, weight, and special handling requirements when stacking, moving, and arranging items on pallets. Uses pallet measuring gauges and automated devices to insure that proper height, weight and other load and storage
requirements are met and damage in storage or in transit is prevented.

THERE ARE NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WAGE GRADE POSITIONS.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: ECMF: 89, 91, 92; EMOS: 88H, 88M, 88N, 88Z Applicants do not have to possess this AOC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SGT Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
All Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require a pre-appointment physical prior to in-processing.
SELECTING OFFICIAL: MR. WILLIAM BARKER HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs . Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 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 additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional 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 additional 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 additional 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 additional 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.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

835995
1. Title of Job

Materials Handler
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

05

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Materials Handler

21. Geographic Availability

012130101 Montgomery, AL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
1. Are you currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard or willing and eligible to join? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 864-6264.) A. Yes, I am a T-32 Technician/AGR with the Alabama Army National Guard
B. Yes, I am a traditional M-Day soldier with the Alabama Army National Guard.
C. No, I am a member of another state's National Guard but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
D. No, I am a Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier and willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
E. No, I am prior service with no military status at this time but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
F. No, I am civilian and do not have any prior military service but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard
G. No, I fall in one of the types of military status mentioned in C, D, E or F but do not wish to join the Alabama Army National Guard.

2. Do you currently within the maximum rank requirement for this position ( Max rank: SGT )? A. Yes, I am currently within required ranks for this position
B. No, I am currently above the required ranks but I will submit the required letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. I also understand that this statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
C. No, but I have prior military service and am eligible to join in the ranks listed above.
D. No, I am not currently within the required ranks nor I am NOT WILLING to accept a demotion if selected.

3. Do you possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; AND skill in using hand trucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; AND the ability to use hammers, pliers, and other hand tools; AND to follow oral and written instructions?
A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item. A- I know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

4. Do you possess experience or training demonstrating the ability to store, organize and/or rotate a variety of bin and bulk supplies, materials, equipment, and commodities?
5. Do you possess familiarization with basic warehouse procedures AND experience in determining quantities of inventory items?
6. Do you possess experience in following oral and written instructions?

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