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Job Title: Motor Vehicle Operator
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lincoln, NE
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Transportation, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Motor Vehicle Operator
As a VTS Motor Vehicle Operator you will perform duties and assignments that include (but are not limited to):
  • Serves as the front-line contact with patients.
  • Will assist in the Eligibility and Enrollment (Travel) departments performing various administrative duties, as assigned, when not transporting patients.These duties will include processing beneficiary travel using established 1358 funding.
  • Computer skills; send/receive emails, create/edit Word and Excel documents, and access various other systems to process travel claims.
  • Provides non-emergent, safe transportation of veterans and cargo with the use of a government vehicle ranging from 8,900 to 20,000 gross vehicle weight and wheelchair lift.
  • Operates, troubleshoots minor vehicle issues, and provides preventive maintenance for patient transport vehicles.
  • Operates vehicles in a safe and expeditious manner of the assigned job. Vehicles are driven over roads and streets through all kinds of traffic and weather. Vehicles include special purpose vehicles equipped with special purpose power equipment and levers, buttons, pedals, etc., control equipment (e.g., wheel chair lifts).
  • Transport patients in such a manner that minimizes disturbance to affected part and ensures maximum comfort. Knows and abides by laws and traffic regulations.When transporting patients, must be able to load and unload patient in a safe manner.
  • Provides timely and courteous service to external and internal customers of the VA Medical Center.
  • Physical effort is moderate. Work requires reaching, turning, moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Associated duties require stooping, bending, and climbing.Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 40 pounds and heavier.
  • Must have an appropriate, valid Driver's License is required for the position.
  • Driver may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to work as needed to fulfill patient transportation needs. Drivers cannot refuse to make any runs up to the end of his/her tour. May be required to work overtime after normal working hours if needed to transport patients.
  • Must complete basic CPR, AED, and First Aid Training.

Work Schedule: Hours may vary between the hours of 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday
Position Description Title/PD#: /PD#70366A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2018 OR once 40 applications have been received.

Federal Employees must submit a non-award SF-50.

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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Drive Safely
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Reliability And Dependability
  • Without more than normal supervision


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: The incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements in accordance with 649-F (6045) Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination. The incumbent exerts light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Work requires regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, stooping, bending, and some lifting not to exceed forty pounds. Position requires periods of sitting, driving a shuttle, transporting patients and others on a shuttle bus. The incumbents shuttle work is usually performed outdoors. The potential exists to operate the vehicles in all-weather types. Medical center patients are routinely transported which may or may not expose the incumbent to contagious diseases. The driver can also be exposed to dirt and fumes and the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 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
  • Other
  • 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2018 OR once 40 applications have been received.

Federal Employees must submit a non-award SF-50.

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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Drive Safely
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Reliability And Dependability
  • Without more than normal supervision


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: The incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements in accordance with 649-F (6045) Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination. The incumbent exerts light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Work requires regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, stooping, bending, and some lifting not to exceed forty pounds. Position requires periods of sitting, driving a shuttle, transporting patients and others on a shuttle bus. The incumbents shuttle work is usually performed outdoors. The potential exists to operate the vehicles in all-weather types. Medical center patients are routinely transported which may or may not expose the incumbent to contagious diseases. The driver can also be exposed to dirt and fumes and the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.
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