Motor Vehicle Operator

Company Name:
Department Of Energy
All U.S. Citizens Temporary (3 months) Full Time EMCBC is looking for experienced tractor-trailer drivers for a three-month assignment. A successful candidate in this position will be an experienced long-distance hazardous material (HAZMAT) endorsed operator. You will be contributing to the EM's missionby transporting Class 7 hazardous material cargo cross-country from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, to the Nevada Nuclear Security Site for safe, permanent disposal.Drivers with experience using QualComm or TransComm guidance systems andDOE Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP) qualified drivers are highly desired. You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Relocation expenses are not authorized. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. As a Motor Vehicle Operator and member of a 2-driver team, you will:
Operate commercial grade motor vehicles (primarily truck tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers) to transport hazardous material cargo (Class 7) cross-country.
Ensure shipping and accounting documents are with the shipment and reflect actual condition, quantities, and type of material.
Deliver the cargo in accordance with specified driver instructions and follow the route(s) designated by the employer.
There is no education requirement for this position. Education cannot be substituted for experience. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Hazardous Materials Endorsement;
Possession of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), current within 30 days from state licensing agency;
Possession of a current Medical Examiner's Certificate;
Ability to meet all Driver Qualification requirements specified in the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) at 49 CFR 391.
Possession of documentation of completing training required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR 172 Subpart H and 49 CFR 390.3)
Possession of documentation for verification of current negative drug test result
This position is subject to a background investigation. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of employment offer and/or termination.
This position is subject to random drug testing.
Physical Effort
Work is performed on hard surfaces in work areas that require standing, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Moderate physical effort is exerted when climbing on tractors to hook up service lines, performing daily inspections, or controlling a tractor-trailer with a heavy load.
Working Conditions
This position will require extensive long-distance and night driving.Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of traffic and weather on public roads (or equivalent). They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems. They are exposed to the danger of serious accidents or while performing the routine tasks associated with driving requirements.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of these categories:
Best Qualified-Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announcement.
Qualified-Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
To preview questions please click here. GENERAL EXPERIENCE -A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS - In addition to the General Experience requirement, to qualify at the WG-8 level you must:
1. Possess at least 12 months experience which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of up to 80,000 pounds (such as truck tractors with semi or full trailers) over long distances, varying grades, congested areas, etc.;
2. have experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment; and
3. have experience operating communication guidance system equipment, such as Transcomm or Qualcomm.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR - Applicants must be currently certified and fully qualified/trained/endorsed to transport HAZMAT.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS - Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies/job elements. Do NOT provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below.
1. Reliability and dependability as a Motor Vehicle Operator - ability to work without more than normal supervision.
2. Operation of Motor Vehicles - Possession of a current CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement, a current medical certificate and no disqualifying offenses.
3. Work Practices - Keeping things neat, clean and in order.
4. Comprehension - Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation).
5. Driver Safety - Ability to drive safely (motor vehicles)
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a completed rsum.
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veterans' status.
6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If your rsum does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
1. Return to USAJOBS and log in.
2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Now" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
5. You will be directed to the application where you can make changes or you can click "Withdraw Application" to delete your application.
If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Rsum Builder help), please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3. .
If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. _Some documents may not apply to all applicants._If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
ALL APPLICANTS: Copy of CDL, HAZMAT certification, documents demonstrating completion of required Hazardous Material and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations training.
ALL APPLICANTS: Copy of current Medical Examiner's Certificate and MVR.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.
In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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