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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Materials Examiner and Identifier in Ames, Iowa

Summary In this position, you will perform duties and tasks related to the proper receipt, storage, and preparation of submitted samples, veterinary biologics, laboratory reagents, equipment, supplies and related materials, as well as, transporting of hazardous waste/materials. Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Follows established policies, procedures and guidelines for issues related to environmental protection, safety, biosafety, and occupational health. Supports and participates in the execution of the quality management system. Uses a computerized system for the purpose of inventory tracking and control, and for closely monitoring all movement of materials. Inspects, receives, sorts, ships, counts, identifies, and is knowledgeable of special handling techniques and procedures required for the processing of hazardous and toxic materials. Examines and identifies the most complex and difficult items received by the site. Receives stock from a variety of sources such as local vendors, depot shipments, United Parcel Post (UPS), United States Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), motor freight, and material returns. Adheres to warehousing plan and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques to select proper storage location to store, stock, and palletize items. Uses automated systems to perform the entire receiving process and to enter, change, delete, or prepare numerous discrepancy reports. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify, you must show you have had training and experience of sufficient scope and quality to provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Your answers to the vacancy specific questions must be supported by the work experience in your resume. For example, if you respond in the affirmative when questioned whether you have experience handling and shipping select agents your resume must include this experience, mindful that experience may not be inferred by job title. 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, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee. This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit (union), specifically the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2315. Worksite Information: This position is located at the duty station(s) listed in this vacancy announcement and is not eligible for telework or remote work.