Materials Handler Supervisor
Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Posted on: January 27, 2023
This position is located in the Warehouse area of the Logistics
Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS) and
supported catchment area. Help DutiesMajor duties and
responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Determines the work flow for timely performance of assignments
based on emergencies, known needs, and delivery requirements.
- Develops or oversees the development of plans for storage and
arrangement of stock in accordance with agency regulations which
determine the configuration setup, movement, rearrangement and
traffic flow for a specific commodity or equipment group such as
general supplies, construction materials, medical supplies, high
value items, or electronic systems.
- Verifies the space and execution plans of materials handlers
are on hand and conform to established guidelines. Works with
Engineering to ensure floor plan and overhead changes are reflected
in Medical Center blueprints and schematic designs.
- Consolidates materials and provides maximum space utilization
and protection of materials.
- In hazardous materials storage areas, assigns work to
individuals to ensure the safe receipt, storage and movement of
hazardous and toxic materials and substances such as certain types
of ammunition, explosives, chemicals, or radioactive materials in
accordance with facility and regulatory requirements.
- Ensures that staff works in collaboration with Property
Manager(s) [Inventory Management Specialist(s) (NX)) to follow
customary sequences in planning work assignments to ensure
appropriate disposition of equipment.
- Adheres to safe work practices, ensuring staff processes the
delivery of materials including hazardous, flammable, and
temperature sensitive products, which also includes the proper
placement of items on shelves and pallets to ensure adequate
safeguards and access.
- Ensures Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and infections control standards are maintained at all times.
- Acts as a communications conduit between higher level
supervisors to pass along priorities and resolves conflicting
priorities among the warehouse's major segmented areas including
but not limited to: Equipment Receiving and Shipping; Office and
Printing Supplies; Logistics Medical Supplies; Internet Technology
and High Value Items; Cleaning Supplies and Hazardous Materials;
Pandemic and Emergency Contingency Supplies; and Mail Room
Operations (if applicable).
- Serves as the senior leader of warehouse project teams involved
in a special project such as a warehouse conversion from manual to
automated systems, relocating a major commodity or equipment group,
or setting up a new commodity group area.
- In addition to the equipment operating functions performed,
ensures staff adhere to work priorities, project schedules and
resources which may include the operation of large warehouse
perimeter vehicles such as cargo trucks, stake trucks, and jumbo
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Materials Handler
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.Qualifications To qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 01/31/2023.
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 Federal Wage
System Qualification Standards .
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:
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint
- Lead or Supervise
- Technical Practices
- 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: Work involves
considerable walking, pushing and pulling a variety of carts and
materials handling equipment; offloading and loading trucks,
lifting products on and off shelves, handling boxes frequently
weighing over 40 pounds; handles equipment, furniture and materials
of an awkward and heavier nature in excess of 100 pounds (typically
using specialized equipment and/or assistance of co-workers).
Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the
movement of large quantities of products over an extended period
including turn-ins, large shipments and deliveries. While operating
vehicles, may be required to exert a greater level of physical
exertion while backing and turning trucks, operating forklifts, or
hand trucks on uneven terrains and uncertain conditions. Working
Conditions require working in storage buildings, pods, trailers,
vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty and poor
lighting; work outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types
of weather conditions during all seasons; hazardous materials may
be encountered in daily work activities; will be subject to the
possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from
the use of equipment; may be subject to conditions that could
result in serious accidents; personal protective equipment may be
required. EducationThis job does not have an education
qualification requirement.Additional informationReceiving Service
Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn
annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is
based on the number of years they have served as a Federal
employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual
leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service
experience. This credited service can be used in determining the
rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested
and approved prior to the appointment date and is not
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5
CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with
disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical
disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled
veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or
more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply
under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced
Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority
over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be
qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the
agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most
recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty
location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or
more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP
eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
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 .You will be
evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR
AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are
referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional
job related information, which may include, but not limited to;
responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a
work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or
supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all
instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating
or consideration for employment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment
reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process
to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or
during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge
regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with
making a final selection for a position.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility
requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other
Candidate Definitions document.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not
obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.
The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade,
transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one
or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Financial disclosure not required.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment
at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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