Courier-Austin

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General Information

Job Posting ID 8563221 Creation Date Sep 02, 2017
Employer Posting No 0028 Closing Date Oct 29, 2017
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78753 Employer Type Federal Government
Openings 5

Job Description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is seeking a limited number of applicants for temporary jobs in Austin, TX.
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable and a high performance workforce.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Position Title: Courier
Duties & Responsibilities:
As a Courier with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
• Responsible for transportation of supplies and equipment to and from incident facilities. This individual must properly dispatch supplies from their point of origin to their final destination; sorting appropriate items for delivery to forward supply points and the end user.
• May require the individual to operate government owned vehicles to include large (non-commercial) vehicles such as Vans, Box Trucks and/or SUVs.
• Must have knowledge of the local area and have an acceptable driving history.
• May also perform logistical support duties such as reorganizing office furniture, minor facility upkeep and inventory management.
• Must be twenty-one years of age and have a valid driver’s license
Educational Requirements:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
Relevant Experience Required:
• At least two years of experience with Transportation, Logistics and/or Facilities
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs, ability to stand for long hours, ability to drive long distances (>3 hours)
• Ability to read and write reports and receiving documents/movement logs
• Computer proficiency, must be able to use different systems for administrative functions as well as reports (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
• Ability to Drive for extended periods of time, potentially large vehicles such as vans and box trucks
• Ability to sort mail and packages to ensure delivery to their final destination
• Must have effective communication skills and interact with a diverse work force

Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:
• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - Employer contribution is 75% of premium
• Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
• Holiday pay
• Worker’s Compensation

Send resume to FEMA-DR4223TX-LOCALHIRES@fema.dhs.gov

Subject line must read: Job ID-2028-Courier-Austin-LOG

Important Notices- Please be advised:
Resume MUST contain your current and/or former job information, including employer’s name, address, dates of employment (month and year) and a contact telephone number. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

If selected for interview you would be required to provide 3 professional references.
Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing.
This is a TEMPORARY position and it may be terminated at any time for any reason. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.
18 years of age and US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
Salaries are comparable to local prevailing wages.
FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FEMA has a 'zero tolerance' discrimination policy and is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, assignment, management of the Joint Field Office, guidance to the State, presentations to the public, and the provision of disaster assistance. This commitment specifically includes sensitivity to providing reasonable accommodation for people with a disability and a clear statement that any appearance of sexual harassment will not be tolerated in FEMA.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $14.00 / HR and $14.00 / HR
Shift Days (First) Duration Temp OR Temp to Hire
Workweek Full Time
Additional Workweek Details This is a TEMPORARY position and it may be terminated at any time for any reason. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.

You may be required to work 10-12 hour a day 7 days a week.

You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? Yes

Job Requirements

Occupation Couriers and Messengers
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and High School Diploma/GED

- OR -

Occupation Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and High School Diploma/GED

- OR -

Occupation Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and High School Diploma/GED

- OR -

Occupation Transportation Workers, All Other
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and High School Diploma/GED


Additional Requirements

Driver's License Type Class C - Standard Driver's License

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Job Title Courier-Austin
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State Agency Name FEMA
Job Closing Date Oct 29, 2017
Open Until Filled No

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