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Motor Vehicle Operator
MILWAUKEE WI 53208
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-90666989

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Motor Vehicle Operator
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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### Responsibilities
**Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
This Motor Vehicle Operator (Motor Coach Driver) is assigned to the Transportation Team of Facility Management Division. The Motor Vehicle Operator (MVO) drives a motor coach equipped with a wheel chair lift and a passenger capacity of 29 ambulatory and 8 wheel chair seating positions (36,000 pounds GVW). Motor coach is used on scheduled recreation trips within the station and off the station; also drives a 16-passenger bus (16,000 pound GVW) on the station's regularly recurring schedule.
**Major Duties:**
* Operates vehicles with a GVW of up to 36,000 GVW to plow snow and salt streets on the station on a regular recurring basis.
* Drives semi-tractor that pulls 53 foot trailers used to transport laundry. The GVW of tractor-trailer combination will be approximately 53,000 pounds.
* Drives a 40 foot Mobile Clinic, Motor Coach bus (33,000 pound GVW) on metropolitan streets, interstate highways, state and county roads; and will set up and take down Mobile Clinic on site.
* Drives a 16 passenger bus all equipped with wheelchair lefts and transports patients, staff members and cargo safely to other VA facilities throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states.
* Ensures passengers follow safety rules and regulations.
* Operates engineering type equipment such as trucks, tractors with hammer knife mower, metal drag, discs, scrapers, plows, snow blowers, shovels, salters, leaf wagons, forklifts, front end loaders and other gasoline driven grass cutting equipment.
* Removes snow from VAMC streets, sidewalks, and parking lots during snow emergencies with trucks, tractors, side walk plow, wheel loaders equipped with plow or bucket and Hustler equipped with snow-blower.
**Work Schedule:** Full time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. May be required to work weekends and/or overtime, during emergencies, etc.
**Position Description Title/PD#:** Motor Vehicle Operator/PD#07927A
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not Authorized
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
8
* #### Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
#### Similar jobs
* Drivers, Motor Coach Bus
* Motor Coach Bus Drivers
* Motor Vehicle Operators
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Pre-employment physical required
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Your background must demonstrate knowledge and experience in the normal and emergency operation of the wheel chair lift to be able to safely load and unload patients and disabled visitors or equipment. Driving, starting, stopping, backing and parking very large vehicles with heavy loads in all types of traffic and road conditions and weather conditions. Knowledge of the height, width, length, and weight of the vehicles in order to judge overhead and side clearances, the turning radius, braking distance, and the safest distance to be maintained from other vehicles. Knowledge of Federal, State and local safety rules and regulations for operating vehicles. Skill in defensive driving techniques. Recognizing developing hazardous road and traffic conditions, and the judgment to adjust driving methods to the practices of surrounding traffic, and to select alternate routes to avoid potential problems. Reading and understanding road maps and other locator documents. Knowledge to recognize developing maintenance problems and performing minor preventive maintenance when conducting operator inspections and reporting any problems. Knowledge of safe braking distances for motor coaches, considering the weight and size of the bus and the added weight of the passengers. Ability to deal with difficult patients, visitors and employees.
****NOTE:** The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid State of Wisconsin driver's license and Class A Commercial Driver's License. This license must be valid for:
1. Passenger transportation
2. Air brakes
3. Medical Endorsement.
**DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.**
**EXPERIENCE:** A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
**SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. **The screen-out element for this position is: ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.**
The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
* Drive Safely
* Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
* Motor Vehicles
* Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
* Reliability And Dependability
* Work Practices
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
**Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:**Work requires moderate physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls, to couple and uncouple trailers from tractor and especially when backing vehicles or performing labor duties. Motor coach, bus driving and tractor trailer operation requires moderate to heavy physical effort in the frequent handling of heavier objects such as while securing patients with wheel chairs or motorized scooters and laundry carts full of laundry. Incumbent will typically be subject to minor injuries such as cuts, scraps and bruises. When required, the incumbent carries patients on litters and assists them from the vehicle to their scheduled destination.
Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles and Grounds equipment in all kinds of traffic and weather, which may be hot, cold, snow or rain on public roads and station grounds. They are exposed to the danger of serious accidents when driving or operating Grounds equipment. Drivers are exposed to dirt and fumes. They drive in heavy traffic and highway speeds over complicated roads and interchange systems.
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### Additional information
**Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at -data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
**Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
Financial disclosure not required.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Other
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* Copy of valid State of Wisconsin driver's license and Class A Commercial Driver's License valid for: 1. Passenger transportation 2. Air brakes 3. Medical Endorsement
* Resume
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* OF-306
* Copy of valid State of Wisconsin driver's license and Class A Commercial Driver's License valid for: 1. Passenger transportation 2. Air brakes 3. Medical Endorsement
* Other Veterans Document
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. **Documentation is required to award preference.**For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/13/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
1. To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Alana Mueller
##### Phone
(414) 384-2000 X47291
##### Email
alana.mueller@va.gov
##### Address
Clement J Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501300800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/13/2018
*Salary:* $23.87 to $27.84 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* WG 8
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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