Government Publishing Office Printing Plant Worker (Materials Handler) in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
**This vacancy announcement will be open from April 11, 2018 to April 24, 2018 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.
Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world**
Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we would like to talk to you.
This position is part of Government Publishing Office located in Washington, District of Columbia.
The Selectee will work shift 1 Monday - Friday and have a tour of duty from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This position is located in Security and Intelligent Documents (SID), Officer of the Operations Manager, Secure Productions. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of materials handling activities, including operating a fork lift in the loading, unloading and movement of flat paper stock and other palletized materials into, out of, or within the warehouse. The employee will assist with shredding of materials (both large shredder and finished passport shredding).
SID designs, prints, manufactures, personalizes and delivers the most trusted credentials in Government.
This vacancy is also being announced under Merit Promotion procedures. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or non-competitive procedures, you must apply to announcement number 18-10181123-MP-ELW for consideration.
Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.
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As a Printing Plant Worker (Materials Handler), your typical work assignments may include the following.
- Operates propane/electric powered high lift fork trucks having a load capacity up to 4,000 pounds and capable of carrying, lifting, stacking loads of flat paper stock and materials of varying dimensions (i.e., different weights and heights). Is assigned to high lift fork trucks capable of carrying either skidded or palletized flat stock/materials and stacking up to 14 feet high.
- Operates materials handling equipment of lesser capacity such as labor savers, low lift walkers, tractors, single power conveyor system, to load/unload, unstuck, re-warehouse, and move boxes, crates, packages, exercising care to avoid overloading or improper stacking or movement of supplies and materials; performs driver's maintenance and daily inspections in accordance with established rules and regulations.
- Receives incoming/outgoing shipments. Processes and verifies quantities and condition of materials and equipment. Completes and maintains log of incoming shipments, and conducts final checking of outgoing shipments.
- Checks property for agreement with accompanying documents. Initials documents as required. Verifies that the amounts received are sufficient for distribution. Signs and completes documents reflecting overages, shortages, damages, and condition.
- Accomplishes warehousing and in-storage maintenance of bulk stocks. Checks for improper warehousing, infestation, deterioration, improper identifications, mixed stocks, pilferage, and similar conditions.
- Receives and/or stages stock for shipment or issue. Loads, unloads, packs, and delivers shipments. Translates weight data. Ensure correctness of quantities, identification and labeling. Completes documents, obtains signatures, maintains records and prepares reports.
- Prepares publications to be mailed by contractor as separate shipments.
- Monitors paper flow through the Bailing System to ensure a progressive and continuous flow of scrap paper through the system.
- Determines items for maximum convenience of handling and ease of movement.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
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6907 Materials Handler
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
- Selectee must pass a background check prior to appointment.
- Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
- Selectees must pass a physical examination prior to appointment.
- Strength test may be required.
To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must have experience and/or training of a sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of this position. This experience requires skill in working in a production/warehouse environment performing a wide variety of materials handling activities, including operating a fork lift in the loading, unloading and movement of materials into, out of, or within the warehouse.
Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, Job Element #1 to be considered for this position. Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of a Printing Plant Worker (Materials Handler).
Physical Effort Performs warehousing work on hard surfaces and in work areas that require the employee to stand, stoop, bend and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Physical effort is used in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs while steering and operating hand and foot controls on the materials handling equipment. Vibrations from truck operations require physical endurance to withstand the strain. Lifts moderately heavy items that weigh up to 40 pounds. The heavier items are moved with material handling equipment or with assistance from other workers.
Work is usually performed on concrete floors, in areas that are adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.
Subject to variances in weather conditions when working from commercial railroad cars or freight trucks at the warehouse loading dock, including other storage areas exposed to elements.
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; religious; 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.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.
Work Life Balance: The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Secret clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.
Schedule A (Disability Appointment): Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.
Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
The Agency may rescind the tentative offer if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be evaluated on the following Job elements required for the position:
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:
- Ability to Inspect and Verify Work (#77)
- Dexterity and Safety (#86)
- Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (#75-C)
- Working Practices (#25-A)
You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:
- Attention to Detail
- Industrial Equipment Operation
- Oral Communication
- Production and Processing
We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.
If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
In addition to your responses to the questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:
- Content of Resume:Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use our checklist at:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include
- Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal positions, those eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) 0pt, on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions are eligible for veterans' preference.
- For Competitive Applicants/U.S. Citizens: If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
- DD-214: If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.
- VA Letter and SF-15: If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring)
- Active Duty Service Members: If you are 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 (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of 'preference eligible' under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A '"certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. NOTE: If you provide a certification at the time of application, your preference eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information may be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/.
- For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. NOTE: If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to appointment. All application materials must be received by04/24/2018 to be considered.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).
Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.
- Resumes are limited to eight (8) pages
- Resumes should focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities; accomplishments and results; and training and education relevant to this position.
- Resumes must be in the following format (for each position held relevant to this position):
- Short summary of position duties
- Accomplishments while in the position
- Results of those accomplishments Copying and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable.
Illegible Information and/or Documents * If your supporting documents and resume are illegible or do not provide the necessary information for the Human Capital Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to make a qualification determination, you may lose consideration for this position. Last Document Uploaded * If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded/faxed and submitted with your application, GPO will only consider the last copy of the document uploaded/faxed when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload/fax two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded/faxed and submitted will be considered. Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you can read and review the questions before submitting your online responses. Click here to view the Occupational Questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10181122
The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/24/2018.
To begin, click* Apply* to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and* click to continue with the application process*.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account http://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
US Government Publishing Office 732 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC US
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After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system and if you have elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive email updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job. This will ensure we can contact you as quickly as possible.
In addition to changing your status online, we will send you email notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or ineligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496212200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/11/2018 to 04/24/2018
Salary: $24.60 to $26.53 per hour
Pay scale & grade: KX 5
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Temporary - 1 Year