Transportation Assistant (Fleet)

Department Of Agriculture Susanville, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Who May Apply: Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles; CTAP/RPL/ ICTAP, reinstatement, and VRA eligibles; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

This position is located in the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) on the Lassen National Forest in Susanville, CA.

The employee serves as an assistant to the Forest Fleet Manager in support of the Forest Fleet Program.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Daniel Stone at 530-252-6694 or danielstone@fs.fed.us.

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Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

* Provides assistance on short and long range work planning for the Forest Fleet Program, by gathering data and recommending changes to improve fleet management activities, services, efficiency and expenditures.

* Reviews vehicle and equipment maintenance schedules to determine that necessary repairs are being performed to keep them safe and serviceable; reviews records of repairs and utilization to assure that repairs and usage are within established criteria.

* Inspects new vehicles received from manufacturer and advises as to acceptance condition; assures warranty repairs are accomplished prior to assignment whenever possible; assists in specification determination of new vehicles; request rotation of under or over utilized vehicles; and initiates documentation for disposal action for unused or obsolete equipment.

* Provides input for programming and budgeting reports required for annual vehicle budget submission.

* Supports all functions associated with property accountability for fleet and equipment.

* Operates the Working Capital Fund (WCF) to requisition equipment, supplies and services.

* Administers and manages the owned fleet and equipment through a WCF database within the Equipment Management Information System (EMIS) master files.

* Works with the Forest Fleet Manager to develop, maintain, and manage an annual preventive maintenance schedule for both shops and unit Fleet Managers, to cover all Forest WCF equipment, based on mileage, lapse of months and warranty or special needs considerations.

* Assists with purchasing or contracting by acting as the central procurement officer for the WCF activities and services rendered for equipment, fuel contracts, leases, wash/wax services, specialized vehicle components and bodies, etc.

* Assists in the planning, direction, and administration of the driver/operator training, testing, and qualifications program for the Forest.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for trainings and/or meetings.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

07

Who May Apply This job is open to…

Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles; CTAP/RPL/ ICTAP, reinstatement, and VRA eligibles; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

* Job family (Series)

2102 Transportation Clerk And Assistant

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

For the GS-5 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; OR a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school; OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting in vehicle and equipment maintenance schedules; assisting with the maintenance of records for property accountability of vehicles/equipment such as work orders, maintenance, receipt and termination of vehicles; OR gathering and entering information into motor vehicle database and maintaining electronic and hard copy records.

For the GS-6 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (for example fleet management); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are Reviewing vehicle and equipment maintenance schedules to determine if necessary repairs were performed; supporting all functions associated with property accountability for vehicles/equipment such as work orders, maintenance, monitoring usage, receipt and termination of vehicles; OR monitoring motor vehicle database reports for consistency and errors.

For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have 0ne year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (for example- fleet management); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Planning and coordinating all functions relating to the effective and economical procurement and use of vehicle transportation services; recommending repairs, maintenance, and disposition of vehicles based on age, mileage, or condition; identifying the need to dispose of vehicles and coordinated disposal action; OR providing cost data and advising on rental rates for the motor vehicles in the revolving accounts.

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). 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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

See Qualifications Section for Educational requirements