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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Motor Vehicle Operator in Bath, New York

Summary This position is located within the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bath, New York. *A valid current state-issued Class B CDL with Passenger endorsement and no restrictions (No N1 or N2 restrictions) Responsibilities Major duties and responsibilities include: Utilize the shortest and best routes from facility to destination, recognize hazardous conditions and change routes to avoid same; Handles controls for proper driving, backing, starting, and stopping, and must know the width, length, height, and weight of vehicle to properly judge clearance, stopping distance, turning radius and the safest distance to stay from any vehicle being followed; Load cargo with heavy articles on the vehicle bed and build the cargo for good support to prevent shifting or falling of cargo; Operate 17 through 52 passenger buses, one-half ton pickup through 15-ton GVW, trucks, both standard and automatic transmission, various types of snow removal equipment with hydraulic attachments such as power tail gates, compaction equipment, etc., vehicles having up to 10 forward speeds and up to 4 driving wheels; Operate ambulances both large and small used for emergency transport, sedans, station wagons, and vans; Transports patients for specialized treatment to local hospitals and/or nursing homes for admittance or treatment; Communicate and assist patients/residents that are being transported; Operate large trucks to transport laundry, food, refuse and other cargo; Complete trip forms, compute mileage reading on log sheets and trip tickets; Transport infectious waste to local and distant disposal sites; Make minor repairs such as changing tires and minor adjustments to reach destination; Load and unload patients and/or residents (when not accompanied by a nursing assistant), wheelchairs, or others; Drive assigned vehicle through all kinds of traffic, on streets, roadways, over rough terrain depending on the type of vehicle and the type of duty the vehicle is used in a safe and prudent manner; and Perform other related duties as assigned Work Schedule: There are 2 different shifts. 1st shift Sunday through Thursday 7:00am to 3:30pm. 2nd shift Tuesday through Saturday 7:00am to 3:30pm. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Pre-employment physical required Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) 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 *A valid current state-issued Class B CDL with Passenger endorsement and no restrictions (No N1 or N2 restrictions) PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Requirements of this job requires that you have no physical limitations in that 85% of duties require moderate to strenuous physical effort and dexterity of foot, hand, and mind at all times. While operating the laundry truck you must be able to handle 50-to-100-pound bags and move carts weighing up to 1800 pounds consistently during work schedule while transporting patients. You will be required at times to lift patients from wheelchairs to vehicles and in reverse. You will be required to load and unload heavy patients by stretcher when using an ambulance and will be required to lift heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds while loading and unloading cargo. While performing your duties you will be required to work under inclement conditions exposed to rain, snow, freezing conditions and extreme high temperatures; while operating trucks, cars, lawn equipment, snow removal equipment and other emergency conditions for long periods of time; when loading or unloading cargo. You will drive in all kinds of weather on slippery and wet roads, snow, and rainstorms, and in all kinds of traffic conditions. You will be exposed to the possibility of serious accidents, cuts, sprains, and broken bones while loading or unloading cargo. You will be in close contact with veterans, members, and their families, some of whom may be difficult. You must be courteous, patient, and tactful at all times. You will be required to handle contaminated waste, refuse and many other unpleasant items. You will be subject to call back duty for snow removal, icy or hazardous conditions and /or emergencies such as ambulance trips or other emergency trips using cars, station wagons, etc. as necessary during evenings, nights, weekend and/or holidays. You are required to obey written and oral safety procedures and when unsure of safety procedure or unsure of how to proceed safely, you will contact your supervisor for instructions. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Drive Safely Flexibility Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle) Reliability And Dependability Transportation Vehicle Operation Without more than normal supervision IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit for 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 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. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (607) 664-4000. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) 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 vacancies. 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 accommodation process. 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.