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VTS Driver
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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VTS Driver
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
This position will operate within the Veteran Transportation Service (VTS) program within the Sheridan VA Health Care System. In order to provide transportation to Veterans and their spouses who live in rural areas of the Sheridan VA Health Care System and surrounding satellite clinics catchment areas.
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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
**First Area of Consideration (AOC):**(1st. AOC) Sheridan VA Employees
**(2nd. AOC)**VA Agency Wide
**(3rd. AOC)** Federal Employees
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### Responsibilities
1. Provides non-emergent, safe transportation of eligible Veterans and cargo.
2. Operates and provides preventive maintenance for patient transport vehicles.
3. Incumbent is the first contact with the Veterans and is responsible for making the first positive impression.
4. Incumbent interacts in a courteous and respectful manner with a wide variety of people each day.
5. Incumbent is responsible for providing the VTS program office a list of Veterans who arrived at the Sheridan VA Health Care system via the VTS transportation van.
6. Incumbent is responsible to insure only eligible Veterans and their caregivers are transported to the Medical Center or satellite clinic and returned to their respective pick-up locations.
* **Work schedule:** Full Time.
* **Tele-work schedule:**are not authorized for this position
* **Virtual work schedules:**are not authorized for this position
* **Functional statement title/#:** WG-5703-06 PD# 041005
* **FLSA:**non-exempt
* **Bargaining Status:** These positions are part of the bargaining unit
* **Relocation/ Recruitment Incentives:** not authorized
* **PCS Relocation Expenses:**not authorized
* **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.
The full performance level of this vacancy: This vacancy is WG-06 performing at advanced level. The VTS reaches full performance at a Wage Grade 06 step 5.
### Travel Required
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
**Conditions of Employment:**
* Conditions of Employment: You must be a U.S. Citizen
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* **Resume-**Must be attached to application to be considered for position. **(Required to apply)**
* **Commercial Driver License:** Current (not expired), with no unrestricted privileges. **(Required to apply)**
* (**Attach a copy of the Commercial driver license showing both sides of the Commercial driver license)**
### Qualifications
* Your background must demonstrate knowledge of and skill in operating patient transport vehicles.
* Knowledge of the height, weight, width, and length of the vehicles in order to judge overhead and side clearance, the turning radius, braking distance, and safe distance to be maintained from other vehicles.
* Knowledge of safe braking distances of buses considering the extra load of passengers.
* Must possess and demonstrate good customer service skills.
* Must detect probable mechanical problems to the vehicle during operation and report to the garage mechanic any unusual noises or operating conditions.
* Knowledge of passenger safety rules including the use of seatbelts.
**Commercial Driver License: Current (not expired), with no unrestricted privileges. (mandatory) Please attach a copy to this application.**
**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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
**SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:**Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 or several 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.
**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.
Light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of objects weighing up to 45 pounds. Considerable physical efforts may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs, such as installing an emergency fan belt or replacing an electrical fuse on open highways.
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. Vision required from both eyes, have good depth perception, far vision, ability to distinguish basic colors and hearing (aid permitted), kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, climbing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
Employee works mostly outside, is exposed to dirt and fumes, and to the possibility of cuts and bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.
Operates vehicle in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent), and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.
Employee will drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems. Grease and oils, solvents, excessive heat, excessive cold, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, vibration,working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work.
**Veterans' preference** eligibility allows the Veteran to compete within the internal process of the announcement for hire. The Veterans preference does not place the Veteran into a special category when applying under internal or Merit Promotion. For more information click here
**If your applying under VEOA:**
When agencies recruit from outside their own workforce under merit promotion (internal) procedures, announcements must state is applicable. As a eligible you are not subject to geographic area of consideration limitations. When applying under , you must rate and rank among the best qualified when compared to current employee applicants in order to be considered for appointment. Your veterans' preference does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.
"Active Service" under means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.
*"Preference eligible" under includes those family members entitled to derived preference.*
You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. **The member 4 copy or Service 2 , "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form (SF-15).**
### Education
Education there is on educational substitute for experience.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Applicable
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
* **Resume- Required Document**
* **Commercial Driver License: Current (CDL) (not expired), with no unrestricted privileges. (mandatory)**
* **Please attach a copy of CDL to this application to be considered for the position.**
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* OF-306
* Copy of CDL with Passenger Endorsement
* Other Veterans Document
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
**All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by**06/07/20181**1:59 PM (ET) on to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click .**
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBSaccount or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the 06/07/2018.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Mark Chapa
##### Phone
307-675-3522 X3522
##### Email
##### Address
Sheridan VA Medical Center
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/15/2018 to 06/07/2018
*Salary:* $18.40 to $21.46 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* WG 6
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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