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Motor Vehicle Operator

Air Force Civilian Service Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties relating to materiel distribution activities, including organic ground transportation for cargo and personnel. Receives, in-checks, routes, and moves parts, assemblies, components, and on-base turn-ins into and out of industrial shops.  Examines items received to verify part numbers, identities, correct quantities, condition, and destination.  Determines appropriate handling methods and devices needed to move items.  Prepares and processes all necessary paperwork and dispatches materials through shops. Ensures accountability, completes log books, maintenance records, reports and other transportation documents for accurate accounting. Interprets packing manuals and specifications and determines containers, protective devices, cushioning materials, methods, and techniques needed for packing a variety of tools, parts, equipment, and other items, taking into consideration such factors as size, type, weight, fragility, hazardous materials, transportation mode, and destination of items. Determines proper identification, marking, labeling, and inclusion of shipping documents and special handling instructions on all shipments.  Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments.  Formulates and prepares Commercial Bills of Lading (CBL) and procures transportation arrangements with commercial carriers and appropriate military services for equipment, supplies and material shipments.  Determines and establishes freight shipping requirements utilizing the Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Defense (DOD) guidance.  Procures military and commercial passenger travel reservations and prepares travel documents.  Validate in-transit visibility (ITV) to ensure accurate control of cargo and passenger movement through the use of the Global Transportation Network (GTN).  Operates primarily straight-in-line trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 32,000 pounds and/or truck tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers to transport personnel or pick up and deliver supplies, materials or equipment.  Couples and uncouples the truck tractor and semi-trailer or truck and trailer, and connects and disconnects the air brakes and electrical lines. Operates electric, LPG, or diesel powered fork lift trucks capable of lifting loads weighing less than 10,000 pounds as high as 168 inches.  Drives one or more types of trucks such as pickup, panel, and flatbed trucks, which typically have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less, on local and public roads at highway speeds.  Adheres to and Enforces safety, fire, and housekeeping standards.  Assists in dispatching vehicles or in the issuance of forms, credit cards or military driver's licenses.


LOCATION OF POSITION:  151 Logistics Readiness Squadron, Salt Lake City, Utah



APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Indefinite Obligated Position


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE:  Vacant


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has no known promotion potential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in her/his own words) that she/he meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below: otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this vacancy. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFED FOR THE VACANCY. Please ensure that you have included beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

1.  Knowledge of warehousing plans and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques.

2.  Ability to operate electric, LPG, or diesel powered for-lift (lifting loads weighting 10,000 lbs or more that are higher than 168"), and other material handling equipment.

3.   Knowledge of operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of more than 32,000 pounds such as aircraft refueling tractor trailers, truck tractors with semi or full trailers, heavy load in-line trucks or interstate motor coaches.

4.  Ability to operate one or more types of trucks such as pickup, panel, and flatbed, which typically have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 lbs or less, on local and public roads at highway speeds.

5.  Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc related to motor vehicle operations, power take-off unit operation, and preventive maintenance; and meet cargo pickup and delivery schedules/deadlines.

WG-08 requires 12 months of specialized experience.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Airman who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.



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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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