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U.S. Air Forces, Europe MAIL CLERK (MVO) in Geilenkirchen, Germany

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is: To receive, distribute, record, and process all incoming, outgoing and intra-base accountable (registered, express, certified, and insured) and non-accountable official communications, as well as the safeguarding and processing of classified mail. Responsibilities Performs various duties involving the control, processing, and delivery of incoming and outgoing mail in accordance with DoD 4525.6-, DoD Postal Manual, DoDM 4525.-8_AFMAN 33-306, DoD Official Mail Manual, DODI 4525.9, DoD Military Postal Service, and AFMAN 33-365, DoD Official Mail Management. Sorts' incoming mail to approximately (up to 150) distribution points by organizational designation, room number, name, etc. Maintains security accountability. Performs a variety of mail duties associated with document security and accountable mail. Checks accuracy by comparing tracking numbers with exterior contents. Receives, delivers, and collects incoming and outgoing materials and documents. Collects and delivers mail in accordance with assigned and predetermined tour and time schedule. Provides administrative support. Ensures that references to AF or other media are correct and available to the recipients of the proposed publication. Proofreads/edits correspondence and documents for correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and format. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of general experience. Examples of general experience includes knowledge of procedures instructions and/or postal regulations for the control and processing of various types of mail (e.g., message forms, registered, certified, insured, security, classified, priority, or reply mail). OR EDUCATION: Successfully completed two years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial, or technical school, junior college, college, or university. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts. 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: Knowledge of the functions performed within the units serviced (e.g., the various operations performed within an accounting unit, the functions performed within an administrative services unit, etc.), Knowledge of the subject matter content of the materials being processed. General knowledge of the clerical procedures in performing the routine administrative work of the organization. Skill in applying basic data gathering methods to collect various types of factual information. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver's license. Ability to learn the organizational structure for mail distribution and ability to learn routes, office locations, points of collection and delivery, and names or codes of key employees or offices. 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. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must meet USPS and DoD requirements for the handling of sensitive material. NOTE: IAW DoDI 4525.09, "Postal personnel will have, at a minimum, a favorable background check completed prior to appointment as part of the hiring process. Postal personnel opening U.S Postal Service registered official mail, certified mail, first class mail, or small parcel shipments in the United States, will have an interim or fully adjudicated SECRET clearance. Postal personnel opening registered official mail outside the United States will have an interim or fully adjudicated SECRET clearance. Once the item is identified as SECRET, postal personnel will handle the item in accordance with Volume 3 of DoD Manual 5200.01. At no time are host nation staff authorized to accept, handle, or deliver official U.S. registered mail." This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national Security and public safety. The physical requirements of this position as determined by the manager are: Be physically able to stand for prolonged periods and lift up to 70 pounds; operates light vehicles, motorized mail carts, or other self-propelled vehicles in the delivery and pick up of mail. Education As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position. IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. 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 programs. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding the exceptional family member program. 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 well qualified or above for this position. 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. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Applicant Eligible: PPP Applicants, if determined well qualified and selected, will be placed at the at the full performance level. You must include the applicable completed copy of the PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility as a PPP Applicant. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 through DD3145-4, select the appropriate checklist for your claimed preference). To determine the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist required to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming, refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide located in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. 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.