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Blocker And Bracer (woodworker)

Company: USAJOBS
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


About the Position: Secures freight such as ammunition, munitions components, ordnance equipment, industrial machinery, armor plating and vehicle armor; metal munition and missile components; and various packaged, boxed and crated items to prevent damage during shipment in trucks, trailers, railroad cars, milvans, and commercial containers. Fabricates various types of wooden blocking and bracing devices to hold freight in place.
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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      11/15/2022 to 11/25/2022
    • Salary

      $23.01 - $26.83 per hour
    • Pay scale & grade

      WG 8
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      1 vacancy in the following location:

      • Richmond, KY
      • Remote job

      • Telework eligible

      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 5% of the time.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

        Multiple Appointment Types -
      • Work schedule

        Full-time - MONDAY - THURSDAY 6:30 - 5:00
      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        4602 Blocking And Bracing
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

        Not Required
      • Drug test

      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
      • Trust determination process

      • Announcement number

      • Control number


        This job is open to

        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.

        • Land & base management

          Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

        • Military spouses

        • Veterans

          Clarification from the agency

          See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.

          • Secures freight such as ammunition, munitions components, ordnance equipment, industrial machinery, armor plating and vehicle armor, metal munition and missile components.
          • Independently blocks and braces a wide variety of material for shipment such as: Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE); 2.75 rockets; 500 and 750 pound bombs; and, sensitive conventional munitions and components for shipment.
          • Determines how each truckload or carload is to be dunnaged to conform to Department of Transportation (DOT), rail, and government requirements.
          • Independently plans and constructs a variety of wooden boxes, crates, pallets, skids, braces, chock blocks, and special containers for storing and shipping goods.
          • Works from drawings, specifications or oral instructions concerning the type of item, overall size and shape and any special features required.
          • Selects and uses a variety of hand and power tools and fastening devices such as hand and portable power saws, table saws, drills, pneumatic nailing guns, hammers and nails to cut, fit, join and install wooden parts.
          • Operates CNC Router and pallet jigs of various sizes to chamfer and slot boards to specific dimensions required, and to assemble pallets.
          • Operates flat bed and single-axle dump trucks that do not exceed 10,000 pounds weight.
          • Operates electric and gasoline powered forklifts capable of lifting up to 15,000 pounds.

            Conditions of Employment
            • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
            • This is a test designated position under the DA Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program.
            • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
            • This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
            • The incumbent of this position must be able to lift up to 45 lbs.
            • This position requires a Non-Sensitive (NS) and No Access Level security clearance.

              Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
              • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
              • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
              • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
              • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
              • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
              • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
              • Reinstatement
                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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

                There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

                Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Blocker and Bracer (Woodworker) without more than normal supervision. Work includes planning and constructing a variety of custom containers and material handling items from raw hardwood materials; Packing, preserving, and crating items for shipment and/or storage; Bracing and blocking items for shipment; Skill in operating forklifts in tight spaces to facilitate loading and unloading of material; Experience blocking and bracing equipment on truck and trailers using blocks, braces, or other staying devices; Planning and constructing a variety of custom containers and material handling items from raw hardwood materials. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

                You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
                • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
                • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
                • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
                • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
                • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
                  • Physical Effort: The work requires heavy, strenuous, tiring work for prolonged periods. Incumbent continuously lifts, carries, and positions tools and materials weighing up to 45 pounds. Moves or positions extremely heavy items using jacks, levers or assistance from other workers. Work requires standing, stooping, reaching and other uncomfortable working positions. Often works in cramped or awkward positions and may have to climb upon or crawl under vehicles or structures.
                    • Working Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside and the incumbent is frequently exposed to disagreeable heat, coldness, dampness, wind, rain, noise, possible cuts from power tools, handling lumber, spiking, nailing, and other work. There is exposure to nose and lung irritation from dust and sawdust. Often exposed to injury from falling objects, falls in and around conveyances, or vehicle/pedestrian accidents. There is exposure to skin and eye irritation from wood treatment chemicals. Must wear protective eyeglasses, a face shield, protective ear devices, gloves, hard hats, steel-toed safety shoes, or other protective equipment.

                      Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

                      Additional information

                      • This is a TERM/Temporary Promotion position. The position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment not to exceed one year by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or temporary reassignments may be extended for a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. If a current permanent Army employee is selected (from within the organization), they will be returned to the position from which they were temporarily promoted, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay at the conclusion of the assignment. Return Rights are not guaranteed if selected for a position outside of your current organization.
                      • This is a TERM position. The position may be filled as a term appointment not to exceed 366 days, if the candidate is not a current Army employee. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of eight years.
                      • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
                      • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
                      • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
                      • Direct deposit of pay is required.
                      • This is a Career Program (CP) 24 - Transportation and Distribution Management position.
                      • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
                      • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
                      • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
                      • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
                      • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement..
                      • 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.
                      • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
                      • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.
                      • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
                      • Relocation Incentive will not be authorized.
                      • Recruitment Incentive will not be authorized
                      • Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
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                          A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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                          Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

                          How You Will Be Evaluated

                          You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

                          Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

                          You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

                          Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

                          • Help
                            A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

                            Review our benefits

                            Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

                          • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

                            The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.

                            As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

                            1. Your resume:
                            • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
                            • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
                            • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
                            • For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
                              • Cover Letter, optional
                              • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
                              • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration. NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

                                If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

                                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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

                                Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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