Bureau of Land Management Materials Handler in Battle Mountain, Nevada

  • Duties



The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as Materials Handlers in Nevada.

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Nevada.

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A Materials Handler (WG-04) performs a variety of general manual duties and responsibilities in and around a warehouse. Maintains and issues fire supplies while documenting records. May deliver supplies and equipment to fire stations.

A Materials Handler (WG-05) is responsible for day-to-day operation of the fire warehouse to include ordering, receiving, maintain and shipping of equipment and supplies. Documents records of inventory. Operates computers to manage stock levels, track shipments, and identify minimum restock levels. May deliver supplies to fire stations or to emergency incidents.

Cut-off Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

01/02/2019Battle Mountain, NV Carson City, NV Elko, NV Winnemucca, NV

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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6907 Materials Handler

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must pass a physical exam prior to appointment.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment
  • These positions do not have promotional potential

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING: Work requires standing, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May be required to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries supplies, equipment and printed materials that may weigh 60-70 pounds. Work is generally performed on concrete or a hard surface floor.


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining your qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your resume.

To qualify for a WG-04*:* Experience in the operation (day to day activity) of a cache or warehouse in order to procure, issue, control, store and judge the physical condition of a wide variety of equipment and supplies. Ability to input inventory data using warehouse software program.

To qualify for a WG-05*:* Experience in the operation of a wildland fire cache or warehouse in order to procure, issue, control, store and judge the physical condition of a wide variety of fire suppression and fire safety items within the wildland fire community as a warehouse worker.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.

All locations may not be hiring for all grades; check with each location.

Additional information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

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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.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The job specific questions relate to the following job elements required to do the work of this position.

Element 1 – Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-Out) Element 2 – Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order) Element 3 – Technical practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic) Element 4 -Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprints) To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

*You MUST fax or upload "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Cut-off Date or Close Date. *

*Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the Document step at the end of the application process.* *Veteran Preference Documentation* - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Help Desk for acceptable alternative documentation.

  • 0-point Sole survivorship preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

  • 5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

  • 10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source. For further information, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen. For further information, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) -If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP you MUST submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

  • You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you. For faxing and uploading instructions please click here.

You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the FIRES Help Desk.

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



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.

Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:

  • Annual and Sick Leave

  • Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay

  • Paid federal holidays

  • Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

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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

Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.

Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) and Create a Resume. *Your Resume *must include the following information: from / to dates (month/year to month/year), work schedule (hours worked per week), grade level (if federal) and duties for each season and position held.

Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement.Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package.

Step 3 - Apply Online.Click the "Apply Online" link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.

Step 4 - Supporting Documentation.Submit required supporting documentation that applies to you; refer to the Required Documents section below.

For detailed step-by-step instructions on How to Apply click here.

If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES Help Desk at 1-888-364-6432 for an application packet PRIOR to the cut-off/close date of the announcement.

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Agency contact information
FIRES Help Desk







INTERIOR, Bureau of Land Management FIRES Program Office (call toll free number for address information) Boise, Idaho 83705-5354 United States

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Next steps

If you are determined to be eligible and qualified, you may be referred to the location(s) you selected in the vacancy question during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into "My Account" on USAJOBS. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent.

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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.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518464200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/03/2018 to 02/12/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: WG 04 - 05

Salary: $17.24 to $21.54 per hour

Appointment type: Temporary - The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.

Work schedule: Full-Time - These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.