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Department of VA - WV - Materials Handler 


Department of Veterans Affairs

Martinsburg WV 25401

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: (POP): 1 AUG 23 THRU 31 JULY 2024 (With Option Years Available)

The primary purpose of the position is to perform a variety of warehousing duties which require an understanding of the local storage plan. Workers can be Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailers, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot, cold, drafty, and poorly lighted. Will be required to work outdoors on docks, making deliveries in all types of weather conditions during all seasons. Hazardous materials may be encounter in daily work activities.
Duties will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of equipment. All types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. Will be subject to conditions that could result in serious accidents; precautions will be taken.

  • Assists in developing plans for storage and arrangement of stock in accordance with VA regulations and requirements that determine the configuration setup, movement, rearrangement and traffic flow.
  • Manages space and storage in accordance with VA regulations for a specific commodity or equipment group, such as general supplies, construction materials, medical supplies, and high value items.
  • Undertakes the full spectrum of warehouse functions with responsibility for laying out storage space, establishing item locations, determining organization and arrangement of stock and identifying high and low usage items according to VA regulations and procedures.
  • Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials on the docking area, which may require scheduling personnel to facilitate movement of materials in accordance with priorities, scheduling requirements and space allocations.
  • Receives, stores and moves hazardous and toxic materials and substances, such as certain types of chemicals or radioactive materials, in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements.
Position Requirements
  • Must have the ability to work independently on a frequent basis particularly with regard to specific area of assigned responsibility and/or segmented work area.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the physical distribution functions of the warehouse including, but not limited to, material receiving, safeguarding (preserving from damage or exposure), storage, and issuing. Ensures items are pulled using the First in First out (FIFO) method.
  • Must have the skills and knowledge to understand and interpret a variety of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety standards, directives, spreadsheets, handbooks, and policies.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the physical distribution functions of the warehouse, primaries including material receiving, storage, issuing and preservation; must have the ability to independently determine sequences for pulling/picking inventories and loading material for deliveries including organizing flow of incoming shipments.
  • Must understand how to load supply carts, vehicles, tubs, or pallet to ensure the safest and most efficient process; to prioritize deliveries and load accordingly; and to verify all products, material, and equipment ready for delivery has the correct supporting documents.
  • Maintains the flow of the warehouse by moving, delivering, shelving, storing and inventorying materials and equipment per appropriate procedure.
  • Must ensure all procedures and policies are followed including, but not limited to, daily checks and monitors, security and fire alarms, safety equipment operation, emergency shower and eye wash, battery charging, spill containment, and suspicious package handling.
  • Must have a complete understanding of the Medical Center’s (including off campus) mail delivery and pick up points, in-depth knowledge of postal regulations, operating mail meter machines and scales, mail room processes including, but not limited to, sorting, invoicing, forwarding, scanning, and handling certified/priority mail.
  • Must be able to work in a clean/sterile environment as needed when stocking and delivering supplies in primary and secondary storage areas.
  • Must a valid state driver’s license as applicable, if required to operate a motor vehicle or commercial vehicle.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Compensation $16.20 plus $4.98 for a total of $21.18 per hour  
Position Department of VA - WV - Materials Handler  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/21/2023  
Location Department of Veteran Affairs Martinsburg WV 25401  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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