MAIL CLERK, GS-0305-04

US Department of the Air Force - Robins AFB, GA
$30,344 - $39,442 a year

$30,344 - $39,442 a year -  Part-time, Temporary

    Duties Summary

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    The primary purpose of this position is to process incoming, intrabase, and outgoing communication; accomplish regular and controlled mail services to organizations served on Robins AFB.

    Responsibilities
    • Receives and processes unclassified official mail consisting of parcels, flats, pouches, and letter mail.
    • Receives, processes, and dispatches by the most economical mode meeting customer requirements outgoing mail through USPS and private carriers in accordance with categories and types of consolidated pouch system.
    • Performs a variety of mail duties associated with document security and accountable mail.
    • Uses USPS identification criteria for suspect packages to identify those that may contain explosive devices that could cause damage to AF resources or injury/death to assigned personnel.
    • Demonstrates positive support and works with employees, superiors, and peers to establish and maintain our reputation as a quality organization.
    • Adheres to safety regulations and guidelines while working in the mail center and while operating Government Vehicles.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

  • Job family (Series)

    0305 Mail And File

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required.
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.
    • A security clearance is required.
    • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    • This is a Drug Testing Position.
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments.
    • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
    • Must not have medical conditions that prevent prolonged standing, walking and climbing.
    • Never been convicted of a crime involving theft.
    • Must be capable of lifting packages, boxes, and mail bags weighing up to 70 pounds with assistance is required.
    • Must possess appropriate vehicle operator's license.
    • Perform other related duties as required.
    Qualifications GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of general experience. General Experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

    OR
    EDUCATION: Successful completion of 2 years of education above the high school level in any field from an accredited college or university.

    OR
    COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must have a combination of the specialized experience and education as described in "1" and "'2" above that equals 100 percent when combined to equal the required 1 year of specialized experience need for this position.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    • Thorough knowledge of Air Force security and accountable mail regulations and procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of functions performed by a large number of units is required to analyze general subject matter of diverse correspondence to correctly route to the appropriate organization.
    • Working knowledge of organizational changes in order to give proper referral service to mail.
    • Working knowledge of AF and USPS regulations governing domestic and international mail is required to ensure proper postage.
    • Working knowledge of Windows software environment is required in order to operate specialized computer based mail processing equipment and office automation software.
    • Thorough knowledge of Suspect Package identification requirements.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Working Conditions
    Long Period of standing and walking while sorting mail are required. Regular and recurring lifting of moderately heavy material (over 25 pounds with assistance) is required. Occasional lifting of items up to 70 pounds with assistance is required. Work is usually performed in a mailroom setting with several hazards associated with the mail. Incumbent is required to travel by truck and perform delivery/pickup duties.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    BASIS OF RATING:
    Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

    Category 3 , Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
    Category 2 , Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
    Category 1 , Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    • Online Application - Questionnaire
    • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
    • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
    • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    • Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible You must include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission . The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. 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.

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