Materials Handler
Department of the Army 31,298 reviews - Topeka, KS

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KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently serving in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force).


*** This position is in the excepted federal civil service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709." ***

  • Army AGR personnel not eligible to apply as AGR
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information.

GRADE/RANK INVERSION: Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.
  • Must be a current U.S. citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws

DUTIES: This position is located in a maintenance facility, warehouse, training site, supply or support type facility. Its purpose is to oversee one or more product lines, a segment of a large warehouse, or serve as the senior employee in a smaller warehouse or supply facility.
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. Serves as the senior member of a warehouse project team comprised of material handlers involved in a special project such as relocating a major commodity or equipment group, or setting up a new commodity group area. Prepares items for processing, utilizing appropriate Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) such as computer terminal and bar code to read, store, track and prepare material documentation. Performs classification inspections for material within range of authority. Ensures formal accountability when receiving, storing or issuing. Insures that special documentation remains with materials throughout the storage/issue process, i.e. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) certificate, and applicable annexes, Department of Army Form 581, Ammunition residue certificate. Performs quality assurance inspections of materials in storage. Prepares a variety of supply documents and reports.
Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials within docking area. Schedules personnel to facilitate movement in accordance with priorities, scheduling requirements and space allocations. Operates large warehouse perimeter vehicles such as cargo tractors, stake trucks, mobile cranes, and forklifts ranging in size up to 10,000 lbs.
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. This requires knowledge or specialized handling, storing, and safety procedures that can only be gained through formal course of study and on-the-job training to insure adherence to governing regulatory procedures and policies. Operates numerous hand and stationary power tools.
Identifies, examines, classifies, accepts and disposes of a wide variety of materials and property including electronic equipment, aircraft and automotive components and assemblies. Determines physical condition and serviceability of material and property. Checks stock numbers and part numbers in supply catalogs to adequately identify property. Advises supervisor about inconsistent shipment information, defective material or property, and damage from shipping. Recommends action to be taken. Prepares statements of facts pertaining to loss, damage or destruction of property. Routes items to maintenance activity for technical inspections when defects, excessive wear, corrosion, missing parts or damage is discovered. Performs other related duties as required. .

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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.

WG-06 Specialized Experience: Application must indicate 9 months experience or training in receiving, packaging, and preparation for shipment. Experience in compiling reports, overall warehouse planning, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques. Experience in setting up and rotating storage locations considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the selecting supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge of the overall warehousing plan, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to read or understand complex verbal or written instructions pertaining to warehousing duties, responsibilities and procedures.
  • Knowledge of transportation, security, environmental laws, and regulations in daily warehouse duties.
  • Knowledge of various supply classes and distinguishing characteristics of similar classes and able to indentify materials and their condition.


Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option: 1

  • Applicant must successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.
  • RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-1 through E-6 .


    *Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.
    • ECMF: 91
    • EMOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92Y

    This position is for the following categories: 1

  • Enlisted 2. Warrant Officer 3. Officer 4. Non-Dual Status
  • This position is: 2

  • Supervisory position 2. Non-Supervisory position

  • Permanent 2. Indefinite/Reimbursable 3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days 4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 13 5. Temporary

  • 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.

    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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating 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 comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at .

    • Selecting Supervisor: CW2 Stacy Burns - (785) 274-1282
    • MSgt Terry Spangler (785) 274-1160 DSN: 720-8160
    • MSgt Kathy Thornton (785) 274-1053 DSN: 720-8053
    • SrA Diane Collins (785) 274-1184 DSN: 720-8184

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