About the Position: Serve as an Engineering Equipment Operator (Motor Vehicle Operator) operating engineering and construction equipment for grade work in the Range and Training Complexes. Responsible for transportation of articles, materials and engineering equipment throughout the Fort Bliss Training Area and on public roads and highways, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobility & Security Training, Fort Bliss Texas
Operate a variety types of motor vehicles to include vans, pickup trucks, dump truck's backhoes, and large industrial equipment with numerous attachments with gross weight of more than 26,000 pounds and up to 100,000 pounds.
The ability to operate, control and clean light or heavy power equipment and to work safely with heavy tools.
Operate the equipment in a safe manner in accordance with rules and regulations and handle equipment properly so that it is not damaged.
Operate vehicles over a variety of roads including interstate highways and public roads.
Completes assignments involving several tasks or processes which require remembering directions, sequences, etc.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 5% for this position.
Job family (Series)
5716 Engineering Equipment Operating
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License with HazMat and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a government operator's permit for each vehicle and piece of engineering equipment operated.
Position may be subject to occasional hazardous duty and eligible for Environmental Differential Pay in accordance with Army policies and procedures.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State driver's license.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Engineering Equipment Operator (Motor Vehicle Operator)~ without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform the common duties operating a variety of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, motor graders, front-end loaders, and angle dozers to roughen up or break up earthwork surfaces; perform preventative maintenance on tractors and assigned equipment; operate farm-type tractors and towed or attached equipment to maintain training areas, ranges, and combat trails; perform minor equipment adjustments and maintenance on tractors and equipment; and performing various laboring duties on open fields, ranges, maneuver areas and unimproved roads. I work under normal supervision of a work leader who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Reliability and Dependability as a Engineering Equipment Operator
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Heavy physical effort is used by the operator in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls to operate the equipment and attachments. Because of the location of some of the controls and attachments, the operator is frequently required to work in awkward or strained positions.
Work is performed outside in varying types of weather, often in an open driver's seat or platform, on slopes, grades, and rolling surfaces. The operator is exposed to injury due to the possibility of the equipment overturning. Operator is subject to dust, dirt, motor fumes and noise. range is possible.
There is a possibility of exposure to hazardous noise, chemicals and fumes from spills and/or leaks and incumbent is required to wear protective clothing (e.g., rubber boots, coveralls, goggles, aprons, gloves, respirator, hearing protection, safety helmet, etc.).Welding work is done indoors and outdoors, sometimes in bad weather. Incumbent is subject to noise, dirt, smoke, fumes, heat, sparks, and the glare of torches and heated materials. There is possibility of eye injury, electrical shock, burns, broken bones, and the chance of cuts when working with sharp objects. There is discomfort from wearing protective equipment such as goggles, welding helmets, face shields, aprons, gloves or other protective clothing or equipment.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Military spouses The public