Motor Vehicle Operator at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Miami, US

Motor Vehicle Operator

Miami Florida

Description: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administrationneed a Motor Vehicle Operator immediately starts from Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:49:15 GMT, this position will be placed in Florida.

For more detail information about this job vacancy please read the description below. If interested in this position, please email us your resume, along with salary requirements and a cover letter to Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration starts from Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:49:15 GMT.

As a Motor Vehicle Operator assigned to the Transportation Section of the Building Maintenance Unit at the Miami VA Healthcare System (MVAHS), Engineering Service, the incumbent will be responsible for operating three 26-passenger wheelchair buses and two 44-passenger regular type buses transporting patients and employees generally on a regular schedule. When the incumbent is not driving a larger vehicle, they will be required to drive a smaller passenger vehicle or truck. Duties require operation of vehicles in heavily populated metropolitan area which has a high accident rate due to being a resort area, with many vacationers/tourist not familiar with the streets, laws, and traffic signs. Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Commercial Chauffeur’s “CDL”, Class B and have a good driving record. The Motor Vehicle Operator may also be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Operate gas, diesel, or electric powered motor vehicles with gross weight exceeding 26,001 lbs.
Operate vehicle in various traffic and weather conditions.
Drive in restricted traffic environments.
Drive vehicles on standard, scheduled routes.
Load, unload, and secure freight, passengers and equipment.
Check air pressure in tires and inflate them correctly.
Check fan belts and hoses and maintain oil and grease levels on automobiles.
Transport freight, passengers and/or equipment over public roads in both rural and urban areas.
Service and maintenance on automobiles. Work schedule : Monday-Friday from 7:00 am till 3:30 pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule : Not Available
Position Description Title/PD# : Motor Vehicle Operator/546-03437-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives : Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report : Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/21/2017.

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 screen-out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision.The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

Drive Safely
Motor Vehicles
Reliability And Dependability
Without more than normal supervision

Selective Placement Factor: Selectee MUST POSSESS a valid Florida Commercial Chauffeur’s License, “CDL”, Class B with passenger endorsement. If this document is not provided with your application you will be disqualified and no further consideration given.

Must have a good driving record. Loss of a state Driver’s license will require employee’s removal as an active operator and may result in termination of employment.

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: Must have good eyesight and good hearing. Drivers at this grade level exert light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. They exert moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of heavier objects weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds), and the occasional handling of heavier objects while loading cargo, with the assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment. Moderate physical effort may be required in making couplings between the vehicle and towed equipment because safety chains, tow bars, and hooks must be lifted and properly secured. Considerable physical effort may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs, such as installing an emergency fan belt or replacing an electrical fuse on open highways. Drivers at this level exert moderate physical effort in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles which carry heavier loads or larger numbers of people. Ambulance or patient transport vehicle drivers may be required to assist patients into and out of the vehicle, which involves physical exertion and frequent stooping and bending.

Working Conditions: Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of weather in a controlled traffic environment throughout a Government installation or establishment. Drivers are exposed to dirt, fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading vehicle. Drivers operate vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent), and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

valid Florida Commercial Chauffeur’s “CDL”, Class B

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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Cover Letter
valid Florida Commercial Chauffeur’s “CDL”, Class B
VA Disability Letter Showing Disability Rating

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 .

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