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Transportation Specialist

Company: Department of the Army
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

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Save Summary About the Position: The 842nd Transportation Battalion is located on the Port of Beaumont. We are a team of professional men and women (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, DA Civilians and Contractors) committed to supporting our nation's objectives and SDDC's priorities through first class port management along the western Gulf Coast of Mexico and the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Region. We manage 5 strategic seaports and 13 alternate seaports along the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific.
Learn more about this agency Help Overview Accepting applications
Open & closing dates 10/26/2022 to 11/04/2022

Salary $54,727 - $71,146 per year

Pay scale & grade GS 9

Help Location 1 vacancy in the following location:
Beaumont, TX

Remote job No

Telework eligible Yesas determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% of the time for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed YesYou may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Appointment type Term - 13 months. This position is a TERM position. It is a time limited position and may be extended up to a maximum of six years. This position cannot be made permanent.

Work schedule Full-time -

Service Competitive

Promotion potential None

Job family (Series) 2101 Transportation Specialist

Supervisory status No

Security clearance Secret

Drug test No

Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness
National security

Announcement number SCER229881139689

Control number 685364800

Help This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Military spouses


Clarification from the agency See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.
Help Duties Provides customer service to commercial and military shippers on technical transportation requirements, booking processes, and Integrated Book System (IBS) requirements.
Provides factual information, interprets technical transportation rules, regulations, and contracts which affect the cost and efficiency of administering the traffic management programs of the Battalion.
Provides technical advisory assistance on traffic and transportation facilities, on equipment availability and on operational practices and traffic patterns pertaining to freight which moves through the Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Analyzes cargo characteristics, determines special handling requirements, required priority, and required delivery date.
Determines the most effective method for the nationwide movement of retrograde and frustrated cargo, and for local deliveries.
Processes all required cargo documents such as manifests, cargo traffic messages, cargo outturn messages, receipt documents, and cargo outturn and shipment discrepancy reports, and maintains related records and files.
Ensures that import documentation procedures are followed or expeditious movement and in transit visibility.
Ensures incoming freight has the necessary documentation required for customs clearance.
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment SHIFT WORK - This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
PERFORM TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) - This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT - This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
SECRET CLEARANCE - This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
Inclement Weather - This position requires the incumbent to work in inclement weather conditions the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
DRIVER'S LICENSE - The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE - This position requires pre-employment financial disclosure and annually thereafter in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R.
Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Aiding with inspections of carrier terminals and piers for astray freight and overages; 2) Monitoring claims actions (both import and export) against truck carriers, ocean carriers, contractors, stevedore companies and/or port authorities; AND 3) Assisting carriers, and/or vendors' representatives of proper claims procedures and methods of resolving loss, damage, and disposition of freight.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).


Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Finance, Industrial Management, Motor Mechanics, Statistics, Traffic Management, and Transportation.


Combination of Education and Experience: 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%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Technical Competence
Technical Credibility

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION:

Keywords: Department of the Army, Beaumont , Transportation Specialist, Other , Beaumont, Texas

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