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Job Details

Motor Vehicle Operator

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Salary
21.03

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Bluecollar

Posted on
Jun 11,2019

Valid Through
Sep 24,2019

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The Motor Vehicle Operator serves in Mobility Administration Service, VA GLA, Health Administration Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, CA. Duties include but are not limited to the following: ,educationRequirements:This job does not have an education qualification requirement.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Los Angeles,addressRegion:CA }}],responsibilities:
\tProvides non-emergent, safe transportation of staff and cargo.
\tOperates and provide preventative maintenance for fleet vehicles.
\tInteracts in a courteous and respectful manner with a wide variety of people each day at many locations.
\tOperates several types and classes of motor vehicles including buses, trucks, lift trucks, box trucks with lifts, passenger vans, patient transport vehicles, cargo vans, towing, wheelchair buses, passenger shuttle buses, combination vehicles with weights which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 26,001 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds.
\tInteracts in a courteous and respectful manner with a wide variety of people each day
\tEnsures only eligible veterans and their care givers are transported to the Medical Center or satellite clinic and returned to their respective pick-up locations.
\tTransports patients (wheelchair, gurneys, and ambulatory) beneficiaries and materials essential to patient care; performs related service included on/off-loading vehicles, pick-up, patient assistance, ridership metric, first echelon vehicle preventive maintenance and checks and services.
\tPerforms routine preventive maintenance checks, washing, cleaning and service of all vehicles.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized,qualifications:This position requires a valid state Commercial Driver's License (Class B or A) with passenger endorsement, gross vehicle weight requirement of 26,001 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds. (SCREEN OUT)
Having skills familiar with National Department of Transportation and multi-state guidelines/polices governing motor vehicle operators and well versed in every aspect of patient safety during transport; operating several types and classes of motor vehicles including buses, trucks, lift trucks, box trucks with lifts, passenger vans, patient transport vehicles, cargo vans, towing, wheelchair buses, passenger shuttle buses, combination vehicles with weights which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 26,001 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds; performs routine preventive maintenance checks, washing, cleaning and service of all vehicles; transports patients (wheelchair, gurneys, and ambulatory) beneficiaries and materials essential to patient care; performs related service included on/off-loading vehicles, pick-up, patient assistance, ridership metric, first echelon vehicle preventive maintenance and checks and services.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The Motor Vehicle Operator will exert light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving, hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. They exert moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of objects weighing up to eighteen (18) kilograms, forty (40lbs) pounds, and the occasional handling of heavier objects while loading cargo, with the assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment.
Moderate physical effort is required in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles which carry heavier loads or larger numbers of people than vehicles. Moderate physical effort may be required in making couplings between the vehicle and towed equipment because safety chains, tow bars, and hooks must be lifted and properly secured. Considerable physical effort may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs, such as installing an emergency fan belt or replacing and electrical fuse on open highways.
Greater physical effort is needed to maneuver the longer and heavier vehicles, especially when backing these vehicles. Ambulance or patient transport vehicle drivers may be required to assist patients into and out of the vehicle, which involves physical exertion and frequent stooping and bending.
Patient transport vehicle driver must be able to assist patients into and out of the vehicle, which involves physical exertion and frequent stooping, bending, and lifting of patients. Driver must also be able to load and assist wheelchair patients, often with no assistance.
The Motor Vehicle Operator drives in all types of traffic and weather conditions and is exposed to potentially hazardous situations and serious accidents. The Motor Vehicle Operator must be sensitive to the needs of passengers and must exercise patience and render assistance whenever possible.
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WORK CONDITIONS: The Motor Vehicle Operator works mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of weather in a controlled traffic environment throughout a Government installation or establishment. The Motor Vehicle Operator drivers are exposed to dirt and fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones because of accidents, while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.
The Motor Vehicle Operator drivers operate vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent), and are exposed the danger of serious accidents. The Motor Vehicle Operator drives in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Drive SafelyStress ToleranceTransportationVehicle Maintenance

IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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.

Company info

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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