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Job Title: Motor Vehicle Operator
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Sports and Recreation, Transportation, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Motor Vehicle Operator
  • Transports workshop materials, food carts, hemodialysis supplies, laboratory specimens, surgical equipment, and very heavy hospital equipment requiring the use of a truck with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 28,000 pounds and a loading capacity of four tons or more with hydraulic type lift gates;
  • Transports patients when requested to meet program needs and facilitate clinic visits;
  • Assists patients in and out of vehicles which many be required carrying litter and wheelchair patients in and out of the station ambulance and wheelchair van;
  • Operates a bus with a capacity of more than 20 passengers when transporting patients, Nursing and Recreation Therapy staff to and from off-station activities;
  • Operates a four-wheel drive dump truck with a gross vehicle weight of 29,500 pounds and weight capacity of four tons, a pick-up truck and front-end loader to assist with winter clean-up operations or trips to area landfills;
  • Completes trip reports concerning mileage, time spent, and gasoline and oil purchased on assigned trips;
  • Reports all deficiencies in operation of vehicles to the Motor Vehicle Operator Foreman;
  • Drives vehicles to approved service centers and periodic inspections as well as to local car wash companies for thorough cleaning;
  • Makes minor repairs to a vehicle in an emergency such as flat tire, loose battery cables, etc.;
  • Uses proper lifting and pushing techniques and pallet jack when loading/unloading food carts and/or other equipment and workshop materials;
  • Uses road atlas and selects the shortest, most economical route possible when assigned a trip;
  • Follows rules and regulations governing both intrastate and interstate highway travel; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Intermittent Schedule - Hours scheduled as required for ad hoc patient transportation needs
Position Description Title/PD#: /2820A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized

Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2018.

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. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (SCREEN OUT):
A valid state-issued Class A or Class B (or higher) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger and air brake endorsements is required for this position. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you will be required to provide a copy of your valid state-issued Commercial Driver's License.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Drive Safely
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
  • Motor Vehicles
  • 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: The person in this position must be able to perform tasks necessitating significant physical efforts such as lifting meal trays, hemodialysis solutions, workshop materials, medical equipment and pushing carts and loaded pallet jacks into and out of cargo type vehicles, up and down stairways and/or ramps as required. Must also be able to lift litter and wheelchair type patients into and out of ambulances, wheelchair vans and/or up and down stair ways and/or ramps as required. Assist non-ambulatory patients into and out of staff vehicles. The person in this position will be responsible for lifting up to 125 pounds.

The person in this position is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather conditions while loading and unloading food carts, workshop materials, medical equipment supplies and patients. Drives in all types of traffic and weather and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. Subject to cuts, bruises, or sprains as a result of accidents while driving and/or loading and unloading cargo and/or medical center related equipment or patients.

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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
  • 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, 09/12/2018.

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. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (SCREEN OUT):
A valid state-issued Class A or Class B (or higher) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger and air brake endorsements is required for this position. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you will be required to provide a copy of your valid state-issued Commercial Driver's License.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Drive Safely
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
  • Motor Vehicles
  • 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: The person in this position must be able to perform tasks necessitating significant physical efforts such as lifting meal trays, hemodialysis solutions, workshop materials, medical equipment and pushing carts and loaded pallet jacks into and out of cargo type vehicles, up and down stairways and/or ramps as required. Must also be able to lift litter and wheelchair type patients into and out of ambulances, wheelchair vans and/or up and down stair ways and/or ramps as required. Assist non-ambulatory patients into and out of staff vehicles. The person in this position will be responsible for lifting up to 125 pounds.

The person in this position is required to work outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather conditions while loading and unloading food carts, workshop materials, medical equipment supplies and patients. Drives in all types of traffic and weather and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. Subject to cuts, bruises, or sprains as a result of accidents while driving and/or loading and unloading cargo and/or medical center related equipment or patients.

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