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Transportation Operations Specialist

Company Name:
General Services Administration
All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island). Permanent Full-time GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.
This position is located in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Mid-Atlantic Region, Rosedale, MD field office.
GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:
Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
Flexible work schedules and telework
Transit and child care subsidies
Training and development
At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.
This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1503003JPMP under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.
U.S. Citizenship or National Apply online (See How to Apply section.) If selected for this position, you will serve as a Transporation Operations Specialist in the Federal Acquisition Service, Fleet Management Division. Responsibilities of the position include:
Provides advice and assistance on issues ranging from proper care and operation of vehicles to innovative customer service practices.
Evaluates contractor performance against Federal Fleet regulations.
Monitors customer compliance with preventive maintenance schedules, mileage reporting requirements, and Fleet Credit Card purchase guidelines.
Performs on-site reviews of vehicle inventory, and ensures adherence to vehicle replacement schedules.
Guides customers through the vehicle assignment and termination process, and maintenance and accident procedures.
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
Males born after December 31, 1959 and who are at least 18 years of age must have registered with the Selective Service.
Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.
Have a current, valid State driver's license because this position requires that you operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
Position requires regular travel (day travel). There will be an moderate amount of local travel pertaining to customer and vendor visits.
Work performed is primarily in an office setting, however, position may involve prolonged periods of standing, stooping, and bending to assist the remarketing team at auctions, check vehicles during physical inspection, remove license plates and to exit and enter large and elevated trucks/cabs within the fleet.
The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference.
You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of vehicle characteristics and automotive trends
Ability to communicate effectively in order to convey complex information in a clear and logical manager
Ability to analyze complex customer vehicle problems and recommend solutions
Knowledge of basic procurement policies, regulations, procedures and techniques
Knowledge of operations, practices, and policies of fleet management
A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.
If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP
To preview questions please click here. The GS-09 salary range starts at $52,146.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. In order to qualify at the GS-09 level you must possess one of the following:
A. EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate at at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience maintaining, retailing, purchasing, or the procurement of automobiles or automotive services, or in the operation of a commercial transportation facility or terminal; demonstrated knowledge of fleet operations; familiarity with Federal, State and municipal regulations governing the use of transportation vehicles; and the maintenance of vehicle inventories and cost computations.
OR
B. GRADUATE EDUCATION : A master s degree or equivalent graduate degree OR have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, nautical science, or other fields related to the position.
OR
C. A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described in "A" and "B" above that, when combined, fulfills the requirements.
The GS-11 salary range starts at $63,091.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. In order to qualify at the GS-11 level you must possess one of the following:
A. EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate at at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: working knowledge of fleet operations including acquisition, maintenance control, accident management, vehicle remarketing, and automated motor vehicle inventory management systems; experience developing studies to collect/review/analyze program effectiveness, improve/enhance existing systems; and formulate productive operations strategies and methods of competition. This experience must have required a familiarity with Federal, State, and municipal regulations governing the use of transportation vehicles.
OR
B. EDUCATION : A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related with a major in one of the following: accounting, business administration, commerce, economics, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.
OR
C. A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described in "A" and "B" above that, when combined, fulfills the requirements.
_ Education must be with a major in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, nautical science, marine affairs, marine engineering, marine transportation, or other fields related to the position._
NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. A description of the online process is provided below. For more information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. Once you have completed this step, select "Apply for this Position Now!"
2. Complete your personal information within GSAjobs. Once you've been redirected to GSA's automated system, follow the prompts to create, review, or update your personal information. This information is used to determine your eligibility to apply for this position so be sure that it is up to date.
3. Respond to all of the vacancy specific questions.
4. Submit any required documents . A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Review the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which apply to you. You may choose one of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload; USAJOBS, or FAX. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
5. Respond to any Additional Assessment Questions . If you are presented with additional assessment questions, be sure to respond to them or you may not be considered.
6. Click the "FINISH' button. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to complete and submit your application.
Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.
Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles : Submit proof of eligibility including agency notice; SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form); and most recent performance rating.
Veterans : In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. This document must include rank, dates of active duty service, and type of discharge.
College Transcripts: Submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s) if the qualifications for this announcement have an education requirement, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. If slected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration! Bargaining Unit status: Eligible but Not Included in the Bargaining Unit
If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
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