Materials Handler

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
Applications will be accepted from all qualified United States citizens. The length and actual dates of employment may vary. These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. The Bureau of Land Management is looking for temporary employees to work as Materials Handlers in Idaho.
All locations may not be hiring for all grades; check with each location.
First Consideration Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration for the location(s) you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location, during the open period of the announcement:
Boise, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Twin Falls District (Shoshone/Burley/Kimberly, ID)
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Idaho. You must be a U.S. Citizen. All positions have medical qualification requirements. You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment. Some positions may require a CDL; information will be provided at job offer These positions do not have promotional potential. A Materials Handler (WG-03) opens packages and boxes, checking the material against the documentation. Maintains records of warehouse transactions, including incoming and outgoing shipments and stock on hand. Reviews the stock level of regularly stocked items; making recommendations to supervisor.
A Materials Handler (WG-04) maintains stock, issues to firefighters, and maintains records of fire warehoused supplies and tools. Assists with purchasing fire supplies and tools.
A Materials Handler (WG-05) issues fire equipment and fire supplies to personnel, utilizing predetermined guidelines and provides tracking, inventory, and receipt of property. Maintains stock, issues to firefighters, and maintains records showing inventories of all fire warehoused supplies and tools. Operates forklift in loading, unloading and moving stock. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires standing, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomforable positions. May be required to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries supplies, equipment and printed materials up to 44 pounds. Work is generally performed on concrate or a hard surface floor.
BLM REQUIRES MANDATORY DRUG TESTING WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS PRIOR TO REPORTING FOR WORK. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment. This is in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining your qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your resume. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.
You will be evaluated on the following elements:
Element 1 - Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-Out)
Element 2 - Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Element 3 - Technical practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic)
To preview questions please click here. To qualify for a WG-03:
Experience working in a warehouse, or similar setting, receiving packages, documenting accuracy of received items against manifest as well as the condition of items.
To qualify for a WG-04:
Experience in the operation (day to day activity) of a cache or warehouse in order to procure, issue, control, store and judge the physical condition of a wide variety of equipment and supplies. Ability to input inventory data using warehouse software program.
To qualify for a WG-05:
Experience in the operation of a wildland fire cache or warehouse in order to procure, issue, control, store and judge the physical condition of a wide variety of fire suppression and fire safety items within the wildland fire community as a warehouse worker. Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the early consideration/closing date of the announcement.
Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS ( ) and Create a Resume. You must use the USAJOBS resume builder; DOI FIRES does not accept uploaded resumes. When completing your resume it is important to include the following information: month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held and for each season of experience.
Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement. Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package.
Step 3 - Apply Online. Click the "Apply Online" link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.
Step 4 - Supporting Documentation. Submit required supporting documentation that applies to you; refer to the Required Documents section below.
For detailed step-by-step instructions on How to Apply click here.
If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES Help Desk at for an application packet PRIOR to the early consideration/close date of the announcement. You MUST fax or upload the "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Early Consideration or Close Date.
Veteran Preference Documentation - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Help Desk for acceptable alternative documentation.
5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source. For further information, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen.
You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you. For faxing and uploading instructions please click here.
You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the FIRES Help Desk. If you are determined to be eligible and qualified, you may be referred to the location(s) you selected in the vacancy question during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into "My Account" on USAJOBS. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent. Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
Annual and Sick Leave -Depending on tour of duty
-Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay
Paid federal holidays
Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee. SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination. /

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