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Materials Handler Leader

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position is located in the Warehouse area of Logistics Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS) and supported catchment area at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, AR. The position is located at an assigned Veterans Administration medical facility performing warehouse work. This position serves as a lead over a group of Materials Handlers within a warehouse setting. 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. 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. Maintains a current knowledge and answers questions of other workers on procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives (for example, technical orders). Checks work while in progress and when finished to see whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequences, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met. 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. Serves as the subject matter expert on relevant regulatory requirements for all aspects of warehouse management including but not limited to: VHA Directives, Local Medical Center Memorandums, Standard Operating Procedures, and other written guidelines. Assists in developing plans for storage and arrangement of stock and arrangement of stock in accordance with VA regulations and requirements that determines the configuration setup, movement, rearrangement and traffic flow. Handles space and storage in accordance with VA regulations for a specific commodity or equipment group such as general supplies, construction materials, medical supplies and high value items. Handles direct issue products and ensure they are processed out in a timely fashion with special attention given to time sensitive and emergency request. Maintains spreadsheets; works within responsible area to rotate stock, check for outdates, and maintain appropriate safeguards and temperature controls. Works with the Inventory Manager (Inventory Management Specialists) to ensure timely stocking of Primaries, participating in a variety of inventories and communicating discrepancies as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm Position Description Title/PD#:99803-S Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized This position is covered by AFGE bargaining unit. Per the AFGE Master Agreement, the Area of Consideration will be: 1st Area of Consideration - Current Facility and CBOC employees; 2nd Area of Consideration - VA Nationwide applicants; 3rd Area of Consideration- Other Status candidates (if applicable) Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/25/2022. 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. Driver's License: A current, valid state-issued Driver's License is required for this position. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you will be required to provide a copy of your current, valid state-issued Driver's License. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work involves considerable walking, pushing and pulling a variety of carts and materials handling equipment. Works offloading and loading trucks, lifting products on and off-shelves, handling boxes frequently weighing over 40 pounds. Will frequently handle equipment, furniture and materials of an awkward and heavier nature in excess of 100 pounds. These items are typically handled using specialized equipment and/or assistance of coworkers. Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving the movement of large quantities of product over an extended period of time including but not limited to: turn-ins, large shipments and deliveries. While operating vehicles, may be required to exert a greater level of physical exertion while backing and turning trucks, operating forklifts or hand trucks on uneven and uncertain conditions. Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. Will be required to work outdoors, on docks, making deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons. Hazardous materials may be encounter in daily work activities. Duties subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of equipment. All types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. Subject to conditions that could result in serious accidents, precautions will be taken. Education 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. 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. Financial disclosure not required. 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, Shreveport , Materials Handler Leader, Professions , Shreveport, Louisiana

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