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Motor Vehicle Operator

Air Force Civilian Service Lincoln, NE

Job Description


(1) 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, identifies, correct quantities, condition, and destination. When routing documents are missing or item is questionable, makes positive item identification by reference to national stock number (NSN), nomenclature, appropriate manuals, and blueprints. May identify, inspect, and segregate equipment or material as it is received for obvious damage and needed repairs, initiating Transportation/Supply Discrepancy Reports. 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.

(2) Interprets packaging 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 requirements for special internal support systems; including but not limited to hangers, mounts, and brackets. Custom packs items by fitting containers around parts, equipment, and other items of unusual size and shape.

(3) Constructs containers such as crates, boxes, cases and skids for use in shipment of items, utilizing Special Packaging Instructions (SPIs) when available to determine proper support requirements for items being prepared for shipment. Many items to be containerized are characterized by their irregular shapes, weight and size and unbalanced nature requiring a determination of weight support points to prevent such items from shifting, moving, breaking loose, or becoming damaged. Selects the proper type and grade of wood, masonite, plastic or other materials needed and plans how to best utilize materials available taking into account the machining characteristics relative to strength splitting tendencies and fastening.

(4) Determines proper identification, markings, 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.

(5) Assists the Distribution Manager as required in actions such as determining freight shipping requirements consistent with efficiency and transportation priorities. 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.

(6) Operates primarily straight-in-line trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more then 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. Maneuvers vehicles within close tolerances when driving and backing over uneven ground, in narrow or congested areas, between buildings and other vehicles, between parked aircraft and when positioning vehicles at loading docks. Operates vehicles on interstate highways, winding roads, and steep grades and manipulates the dual braking system to prevent the semi-trailer or trailer from jackknifing. Ensures cargo is properly loaded, distributed and secured.




GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position. Ability to drive safely, to interpret instructions, specifications, etc (related to motor vehicle operation). Knowledge of handling and loading materials. Ability to accurately check, count, verify, and sort various items, keep records and logs. Ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-8 must possess at least 18 months of specialized experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, fuel trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, and trash removal trucks which typically have an approximate gross weight of more than 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds) and up to 14,400 kilograms (less than 32,000 pounds). Experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment. Experience operating platform, van, stakes, and dump trucks, refueling vehicles, passenger buses or ambulance buses. Experience with trailer or semi-trailer couple by use of a turntable (fifth wheel) or pintle (pivot) hook. The vehicles are equipped with transmission having four or more forward speeds, often having two or more gear ranges, and having two or more driving wheels. They are also equipped with such driving controls as gear shift level, brake pedal, accelerator, clutch, air brake control and levers for supplying power to the driving wheels. Experience in the operation of trucks or truck tractors with trailer or semi-trailer that requires two braking systems along with the gear shift controls. Experience in the connection of truck or trailer by use of turntable or pintle hook.  WG-6 must possess at least 9 months of specialized experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate and perform operator maintenance on one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, ambulances or patient transport vehicles, passenger shuttle vans, and cargo vans which typically have an approximately gross weight of more then 4,500 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and up to 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds). Experience demonstrating the ability to operate and perform operator maintenance on one or more classes of motor vehicles including pickup trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, carryalls, sedan crew cab pickup trucks and HUMVEE. Experience to start, stop and maneuver assigned equipment. Experience annotating logs and records. 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicants record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  There is not substitution of education for this position.


College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested.


REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, and phone number.

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

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade E6; Minimum Military Grade E3; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted-2T0X1, 2T1X1, Applicants will review the qualifications for the award of the AFSC(s) in the Air Force Manual 36-2105 and the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory (AFECD).  Failure to review these qualifications may result in the applicant not being eligible for the position.

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.


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Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:
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Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

Other Information

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.


2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.