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Motor Vehicle Operator

Company: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancemen
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Join the HJF Team! -The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. -Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals. -HJF is seeking a Motor Vehicle Operator -who operates multiple types of vehicles to transport passengers, packages, U.S. Mail and other general items. Transports executives, faculty, students and staff members to destinations on the installation and off the installation for official business throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Further serves as a Mail Clerk, receiving, processing and distributing a wide variety of U.S. and inter-agency classified and unclassified mail. Performs word processing in combination with other general office clerical support tasks. - -This position will be in support of Adminstartive Support Division. - -Note: This site requires that the incumbent has lived in the US for three out of the past five years. -

  • Operates several different types of government motor vehicles, including automobiles, light trucks and 15-passenger vans with gross weights of up to 7,000 pounds. Operates vehicles on federal installations, over federal, state, and county roadways and city streets in all types of traffic and road conditions. Transports the University's President, Deans, Vice Presidents, and other passengers on the installation and while conducting official business throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Transports U.S. mail, agency mail, small packages, and other general items. Loads and unloads vehicles. Ensures cargo is protected and properly distributed and secured
  • Reviews and adjusts daily schedules and determines most efficient means of satisfying travel/transportation requirements. Determines destinations and plans most efficient routes unless established itinerary has been previously arranged. Performs daily vehicle inspections. Records and maintains logs and trip tickets to document pertinent vehicle information. Reviews vehicle utilization history and determines and arranges for needed maintenance and repair with the Travel/Transportation Branch. Ensures vehicles are properly fueled and loaded. Performs basic operator maintenance ensuring vehicles are appropriately washed and cleaned. Completes preventive maintenance records and accident reports when required.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and careful operation of a motor vehicle. Determines the type of vehicle to be used unless otherwise indicated by the supervisor. Ensures comfort and safety of passengers. Complies with all safety and traffic regulations, signs and signals. Exercises care when operating under hazardous conditions and ensures that passengers comply with safety requirements. Must be able to effectively deal with people in a hospitable manner.
  • Sorts and delivers all Agency and U.S. Postal service mail. Processes mail containing highly technical and scientific materials using specialized terminology to route contents to over 100 distribution points. Works independently, using established operating procedures. Distributes various internal communications, publications, etc. Ensures that distributions are accomplished with the correct quantities to the appropriate offices.
  • Receives incoming classified/unclassified bulk mail and packages, sorting and delivering according to addressee throughout the installation. Reroutes misdirected mail, screening for priority and misaddressed items. Opens and reads mail addressed to the agency to determine and direct the material to the proper organizational element. Handles registered and certified mail with special security classification markings. Processes outgoing classified and unclassified materials for mailing via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to local, national, military and other constituents worldwide. Screens outgoing mail to insure adherence to USPS and agency procedures and required information. Prepares paperwork to accompany mail addressed to foreign countries. Mail is weighed to determine classification and processed using mail metering equipment. Separates mail by classification, organizes bulk mailings (First Class, Book rate etc.), and applies appropriate postage. Ensures that outgoing mail costs are kept at the lowest applicable rates, and that special mailings (priority, first class etc.) are used only when appropriate.
  • Prepares various logs, receipts, mailing labels, prescribed forms, control sheets, pouching and/or wrapping materials to ship mail per USPS procedures. Screens outgoing materials ensuring proper formatting and assembled/addressed in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
    • Skill in manipulating controls for starting, stopping, backing up and driving vehicles in all types of traffic and road conditions.
    • Ability to deal effectively with people in a hospitable manner and adjust driving methods in traffic to ensure passenger/vehicle safety.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation safety laws, rules and regulations and use of a Global Space Positioning System (GPS).
    • Knowledge and skill to load cargo, using appropriate securing mechanisms for transit on expected roads at expected speeds and conditions.
    • Knowledge of vehicle operators' manuals and ability to conduct inspections, recognize developing maintenance problems and make technical reports.
    • Knowledge of organizational elements to sort, distribute and control mail, classified and unclassified material.
    • Ability to use agency office symbols, scientific terminology, subject matter, organizational directory and distribution schemes.
    • Ability to operate a postal metering machine and other office equipment.
    • Thorough knowledge of security procedures and guidelines for handling, safeguarding and processing mail packages and documents.
    • Ability to communicate orally to establish and maintain productive work and customer service relationships.Physical Capabilities -Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.Work Environment -
      • -This position will take place primarily in an office environment. -Education and Experience
        • Highschool diploma or GED
        • Minimum of 0-2 years experience requiredLicenses and Certifications
          • Valid State Driver's License -Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required. -Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. - -Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities -The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) -Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. -

Keywords: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancemen, Bethesda , Motor Vehicle Operator, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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