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Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics Materials Handler in Golden, Colorado


Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Materials Handler / PD# 81549-A, 81548-A

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: May be Authorized

Telework: Not Authorized

Virtual Position: No This recruitment is for two positions with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics, Denver Logistics Center located in Golden, CO.


This position, at the WG-05 level serves in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined below; Receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to perform duties for the full performance level WG-06 position. The Materials Handler (MH) performs non supervisory work involving performing specialized distribution functions and related activities. Verifying and processing individual orders of medical supplies. Enclosing correct informational and reshipment materials in package. Determining the appropriate packaging method for shipments. Determining the most cost-effective mode of shipment. Receiving supply items in accordance with organization procedures. Coordinating the storage and handling of incoming shipments. Receiving supply items that require special handling due to high value, security requirements, fragility, etc. Assisting in maintaining the inventory system of a large supply facility, including proper stock locations and rotations. Classifying materials and equipment by stock number, size, classification and condition. Conducting inventories to track discrepancies and maintain appropriate stock levels. Unpacking boxes, crates and cartons that contain specialized equipment, commodities, electronic equipment, etc. Interpreting and processing shipping documentation to determine discrepancies, defects and merchandise acceptability. Operating automated packaging systems for the processing of commodity items. Navigating within shipping software programs. Utilizing computer systems and programs for accurate accounting, quality control, etc. Verifying accuracy of shipments or deliver by comparing item type, size, length, material, manufacturer, etc. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires use of automated equipment such as optical readers and scanners (bar code wands) and

computer keyboards to develop computerized inventory data, access materials, and fill item requisitions.

Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, and similar activities in and around distribution areas on a concrete floor. Routinely lifts and carries items that weigh up to the maximum allowable weight for common carriers (UPS, FEDEX, US Postal Service, etc.) - normally up to 70 pounds.

Heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers, or by using pallet jacks or forklifts.

Extended periods of intense concentration are required to insure the accuracy and timeliness of the work product.

Incumbent routinely and independently lifts, moves, and carries loads weighing up to 70 pounds as required by UPS/FEDEX & DHL limits.

The employee typically works indoors in an indoor environment involving everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms. Observance of normal safety practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and fails, and observance of fire regulations is required. The area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Working Conditions

Work is primarily in a light industrial warehouse environment involving everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions. Work may require the wearing of protective clothing, such as steel-toed shoes, masks, gloves, etc. The incumbent is regularly exposed to the possibility of minor cuts, scrape, bruises, and abrasions.

Observance of normal safety practices with warehouse equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations is required. The area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Requires assembly and disassembly of industrial steel shelving, furniture, and equipment as assigned.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/03/2020. 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: Competency 1: Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision

Competency 2: Ability to follow established warehouse practices

Competency 3: Knowledge of warehousing practices

Competency 4: Knowledge of warehousing materials, tools and equipment 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. Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of Federal Wage Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: and

Additional Information

Receiving 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. 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 guaranteed. 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 Coordinator. 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 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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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 members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.