New job Motor Vehicle Operator in Texas
Motor Vehicle Operator
Company : US Veterans Health Administration
Salary : $17.48 - $20.38 an hour
Location : Texas
The Motor Vehicle Operator is assigned to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) of VISN 17, Heart of Texas Health Care Network and serves as a Motor Vehicle Operator (MVO) for Operations Section, Engineering Service. CTVHCS provides services to Austin, Waco, Temple, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), VISN 17 VAs, private homes, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, local hospitals and doctors' offices.
- Transports as well as loads and unloads patients, employees, and officials; patient effects; medical, pharmacy, laboratory, and dietetic supplies; laundry; mail; and employee and patient records between CTVHCS sites, OPCs, buildings, local hospitals, nursing homes, and other VA and Non-VA facilities.
- Operates gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles with a typical gross weight of 22,000 to 32,000 pounds and capable of carrying loads weighing up to four tons. Typical vehicles include cargo box trucks with power take-off operated lift/gates, passenger buses equipped with air brakes, five forward speeds, up to eight driving wheels, as well as hydraulic wheelchair lifts. Passenger buses include dual use vehicles up to 36 feet in length and 13 feet in height with a capacity up to a maximum of 30-passenger seating, 15-litter capacities, or 10 wheelchair positions.
- Loads and unloads the vehicle by hand, sometimes requiring help from other workers and equipment making sure the vehicle is not overloaded and the cargo and passengers are properly loaded and protected from weather, damage, and injury.
- Assists the accompanying medical personnel in loading, unloading, and securing litter and wheelchair patients, bringing patients to their scheduled destinations, and, if necessary, remaining with patient until another staff member can assume responsibility.
- Signs for certified mail and patient belongings and valuables, and deliver such to appropriate officials and individuals at destination point.
- Cleans and washes vehicles, checks tire pressure and inflates as necessary, and checks liquid levels (oil, gas, etc.) and adjusts as appropriate. Driver's vehicles are spot-checked on an intermittent basis for abuse and to ensure preventive maintenance has been accomplished. Driver's vehicles must be neat and maintained with a high level of cleanliness.
- Operates other vehicles and performs other tasks as assigned by the Fleet Manager/Operations Supervisor.
Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator / 674-7673-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
- Delivery Services Drivers
- Drivers, Delivery Services
- Motor Vehicle Operators
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Pre-employment physical required
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/21/2021.
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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
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 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: Light physical effort is required in bending, reaching, turning, or moving during the operation of foot and hand controls or when securing wheelchairs and stretchers. Moderate physical effort is required in the frequent handling of objects up to 50 pounds and the occasional handling of objects weighing over 100 pounds while loading and unloading cargo to include, records, files, laundry carts, or dietetic carts with the assistance of other workers or weight-handling equipment. Incumbent is required to assist patients in lifting in and out of wheelchairs, lifting wheelchairs or walkers into vehicle for storage and transport, and the changing of tires (tire/rim combinations weighing in excess of 75 pounds) in an emergent situation to ensure passenger/patient safety at all times. Incumbent must be able to drive for long periods and for long distances during day and night hours while staying mentally alert. If driver realizes he is not mentally alert, he must use good judgment in pulling over at the first safe rest area, road checking vehicle with walk-around inspections, and then continue driving as soon as possible.
Working Conditions: Incumbent is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to inclement weather conditions while loading and unloading vehicles. Incumbent drives in all types of traffic and weather and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. Incumbent is subject to cuts, bruises, broken bones, and other injuries as a result of accidents while driving or when loading and unloading vehicles. Incumbent must be able and competent to operate vehicles in urban or rural settings, heavy traffic, and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems, interstates, and metroplex rush-hour traffic in a defensive and courteous manner. Incumbent must have skill in selecting alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic or other delaying conditions, and skills in map reading in order to reach unfamiliar locations (patient residences, VA facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals). Driver must be able to drive at night and for long distances without difficulties or compromise and must be mentally alert at all times. The driver's work is regularly checked and evaluated for timeliness, the safe delivery of cargo or passengers, and for following instructions. Trip tickets are examined for compliance with regulations and for completeness.
There is no education substitution for this grade level.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
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.
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.
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 for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-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.
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.
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.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. 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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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/ Statement of Service
- Diploma/ GED
- Disability Letter (Schedule A)
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Other Application Documentation
- PCS Orders
- Performance Appraisal
- Professional Certification
- Proof of Enrollment
- Proof of Marriage Status
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
- An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
- Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
- Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
Open to Current Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Current Federal employees, VEOA, Status Eligible and individuals covered under special hiring authorities.