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Materials Handler Leader

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Material Handler working leader serves as the key focal point for the coordination of receiving and fulfilling requests for the furniture and equipment to various patient care areas throughout the system and service area, including outpatient clinics throughout the state New Hampshire and VISN1. Responsibilities Leads crew of Materials Handlers as a regular and recurring part of the job in order to accomplish assigned projects and daily operational functions. Assures all safety and housekeeping procedures are followed. Ensures workers are aware of trade techniques and practices, and explains safety precautions to be followed while setting up machinery and equipment and operating related vehicles. Ensures the warehouse has the needed supplies, equipment, and tools to operate on a daily basis. Reports to supervisor on status and progress of work, and causes of work delays. Answers questions of supervisors on overall work operations and problems. Ensures workers are briefed on instructions received from supervisors, and gets work started by assigning the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the crew. Works along with other workers and sets the pace. Obtains needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work. 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. Work Schedule: 7:00am to 33:30pm, Weekends as necessary. Position Description Title/PD#: Materials Handler Leader/PD032100 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements 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 background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required 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 To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/21/2022. 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: Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseMaterialsTechnical PracticesWork 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: The Material Handler Work Leader is required to drive a truck for several hours to reach remote location of service. Incumbent is required to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time, and to bend, climb and stoop, and work in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions. They may lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds, with heavier items being moved with handling equipment or the assistance of other workers. Moves supplies and materials with pallet jacks, forklifts and through physical labor. During travel, considerable physical effort may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs. The duties require considerable dexterity, hand, foot and eye coordination and concentration. Working Conditions: Material Handler Work Leader of this position will operate motor vehicles in all types of traffic and weather conditions on public roads and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Incumbent works both outdoors and indoors, including areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, and/or poorly lighted. Materials Handler Work Leader is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock or mechanized work areas. Appropriate protective gear (e.g., gloves, support belt, steel toe shoes) will be supplied an shall always be utilized by the material handler to minimize such risks. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while driving and is exposed to road hazard conditions daily. The incumbent will apply all established safety practices, will report unsafe conditions and unsafe practices to the supervisor and will report any occupational injury or illness in a prompt practical manor. Has regular access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data, which must be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable federal regulations, VA statutes and policies, and VHS policy. The incumbent is responsible for (1) protecting that data from unauthorized release or from loss, altercation, or unauthorized deletion and (2) following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in an employee signed computer access agreement. Education There is no educational substitute for this position. 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. 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. 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 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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Manchester , Materials Handler Leader, Professions , Manchester, New Hampshire

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