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TRUCK DRIVER-HEAVY
OCCUPATION CODE: 5755-0001
JOB LEVEL: K7-05
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
5755
(5755-0001) HEAVY TRUCK DRIVER

DOCUMENT DATE: November 16, 2012

FUNCTION:

Drives heavy trucks in the transportation of heavy furniture, equipment,
and supplies between the various metropolitan office sites and
warehouses in outlying areas. This position provides services for Postal
Service Headquarters, L'Enfant Plaza.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
above.

REQUIREMENTS:

This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.

General
B-4. Ability to work without immediate supervision.

B-9. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.

B-29. Knowledge of materials commonly utilized in the particular
position.

B-44. Ability to personally resolve problems of a routine nature.

B-48. Ability to handle weights and loads, beyond "normal" type
functions of a position.

B-53. Ability to work with others.

Special
Applicants must have the ability to drive under local driving
conditions.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

At least one year full-time, or equivalent, driving trucks up to and
including 5-ton weight. Those who pass the Postal Service Road Test will
be considered to have met the experience requirement for a 5-ton
vehicle.

Note: The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted
as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and
training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:

Eligibles certified to the appointing officer and being considered for
appointment must pass the Postal Service Road Test to show that they can
safely drive a vehicle of the type used on the job. If an applicant
fails the road test the first time, the applicant cannot be hired but
may be given a second chance at a later date.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:

Applicants must have a valid state driver's license, and demonstrate and
maintain a safe driving record. Applicants must pass the Postal Service
road test to show the ability to safely drive a vehicle of the type used
on the job.


  Occ Code: 5755-0001

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