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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Materials Handler in Bronx, New York

Summary

This position is located within the Warehouse area of the Logistics Service at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. The Materials Handler performs warehouse work that involves receiving, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and equipment.

Responsibilities

The major duties include but are not limited to: Receives incoming shipments and checks the items against the electronic purchase orders and other related documentation to verify correctness prior to completing the receiving process; Records, annotates and forwards all appropriate information in accordance with current procedures and notes discrepancies such as shortages and damages while ensuring all are resolved in a timely manner; Maintains the flow of the warehouse by moving, delivering, shelving, storing and inventorying materials and equipment per appropriate procedure; Handles delivering and warehousing materials including hazardous, flammable and temperature sensitive products; Places items appropriately on shelving, pallets, on bins to ensure adequate safeguards and access; Ensures product and shelving are marked with corresponding identification (ID) numbers; Ensures items are pulled using the First In First out (FIFO) method; Maintains spreadsheets; Works within responsible area to rotate stock, check for outdates and maintains the appropriate safeguards and temperature controls; Works with the Warehouse supervisor and Equipment Inventory Management Specialists to ensure the appropriate disposition of equipment; Works with the Inventory Management Specialists to ensure timely stocking of primaries, participating in a variety of inventories and communicating discrepancies as appropriate; Handles direct issue products and ensures each are processed out in a timely fashion, with special attention given to time sensitive and emergency requests; Makes off-site deliveries in motor vehicles; Prepares authorized materials for shipment both small package and bulk; Maintains warehouse in a neat, clean and orderly manner; Sorts and delivers incoming mail, picking up intra-office and processing outgoing mail, supporting the mail center with off campus deliveries, understanding and adhering to all facility and federal postal regulations; Loads and secures supplies, materials and equipment for both on and off-site deliveries, ensuring items are transported safely to prevent damage, with special attention given to hazardous and oversized loads; Operates and maintains a variety of powered industrial vehicles, including powered hand trucks, forklifts and other vehicles; Adheres to all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operating and safety standards; Works in the distribution area, with duties which include but are not limited to electronically receiving items into inventory, scanning floor stock, picking and filling orders, putting and stocking shelves in primary and secondary inventory points in a clean/sterile environment; Computer literacy Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: The work of this position involves considerable walking, pushing and pulling a variety of carts and materials handling equipment. Works offloading and loading trucks, lifting products on and off-shelves, handling boxes frequently weighing over 40 pounds. Will frequently handle equipment, furniture and materials of an awkward and heavier nature in excess of 100 pounds. These items are typically handled using specialized equipment and/or assistance of co-workers. Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the movement of large quantities of product over an extended period of time including, but not limited to, 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. Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. The person in this works outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons. Hazardous materials may be encountered in daily work activities. Duties will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises or injury from the use of equipment. All types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. May be subject to conditions that could result in serious accidents; precautions will be taken. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/27/2020. 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. Driver's License Requirement (Screen-out): This position requires a current, valid state-issued driver's license to operate government vehicles to perform the official duties of the position. Note: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you may be required to provide a copy of your current and valid state-issued driver's license. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Dexterity and Safety Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading) Materials Technical Practices Without more than normal supervision Work Practices Computer Literacy 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.

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Additional Information

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.

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