Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Motor Vehicle Operator (VTS), Greeley, CO in Greeley, Colorado

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1987766

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Duties

This position is located in Greeley, CO reporting to the Veteran Transportation Services (VTS) at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. As the motor Vehicle Operator, you will responsible for operating a 14-passenger van, a wheelchair van and sedans to transport patients and/or supplies. You will inspect vehicles prior to and after using insuring that the vehicle is safe for yourself and all other passengers, reporting minor and major issues to the appropriate personnel. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Driving passengers in shuttle vans or other vehicles according to the route and time schedule;

  • Selects alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic or other delaying conditions;

  • Read maps in order to reach unfamiliar or desired locations;

  • Vehicle inspections before and after transporting passengers;

  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle;

  • Operates wheelchair van;

  • Transfers patients into and out of wheelchairs;

  • Use multiple variations of Mobile Data Computer in and out of the vehicles for assigned trips;

  • Communicate well with others; and

  • All related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator, PD # 10914A

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required
  • 75% or Greater
  • Travel is required within the surrounding area.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Current/Valid Driver's License
Qualifications

Your background must demonstrate experience in operating a passenger van, a wheelchair van and sedans to transport patient and/or supplies; making pre-trip and after trip safety inspections (checking for gas, oil, battery, horn, lights and tire pressure); operate a vehicle safely adhering to all State, local and installation traffic laws and ordinances with a valid driver's license, and communicate with a variety of internal/external patients and staff.

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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).

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.

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 questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision and possess a current/valid driver's license.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements.

  1. Operation of different types of motor vehicles to include a 14-passenger vehicle.

  2. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation).

  3. Ability to drive and operate safely (Motor Vehicles and Non-Motor Vehicles).

  4. Must possess a State Driver's license.

  5. Ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  6. Ability to check, inspect, and maintain motor vehicles.

  7. Ability to communicate and provide customer service to a wide variety of patients and staff.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: Drivers at this grade level exert light to heavy physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to operate hand and foot controls as well as maneuver longer and heavier vehicles, especially when breaking these vehicles. Moderate to heavy physical exertion effort from the frequent handling of objects weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds), and the occasional handling of heavier objects while loading cargo, with the assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment to frequent stooping and bending to assist patients into and out of the vehicle.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of weather in all types of traffic environment throughout a Government installation/establishment and public roads (or the equivalent), and are exposed to the dangers of serious accidents (causing cuts, bruises and broken bones). Drivers may also be exposed to dirt and fumes or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Telephone or email inquiries requesting application package reviews prior to the closing date of the announcement will not be honored. If you have not received a confirmation email of your successful application submission, please try again.

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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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 also check the status of your application at any time by logging onto your USAJobs account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Receiving Service Credit for 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.

EEO Policy -The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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 and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Veterans Information - Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference [hyperlink to form]. If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474532300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-28

Salary: $19.29 to $22.51 / per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 06

Series: 5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: 442-17-HDM-2700480-BU

Control number: 474532300