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Interstate Truck Driver
Agency: Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Office: 8700 Remount Road
Section: Federal Surplus Property
Date Posted: 12/03/2019
Posting Expires: 01/17/2020
Summary
The Interstate Truck Driver is responsible for operating state commercial vehicles and driving cross-country to pick-up/deliver surplus property. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Operates state commercial diesel trucks, forklifts, winches, and other heavy military equipment to pick-up and/or deliver surplus property to Arkansas and other states.
Loads and secures property, according to Federal Department of Transportation Standards, and plans routes to minimize agency and department costs.
Inspects and reports to Program Management the condition of surplus government property for serviceability and use by qualified agency, verifies property list before loading and unloading, and provides technical assistance to donees in warehouse upon delivery.
Maintains drivers daily log book, as prescribed by the United States Department of Transportation, including Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections; maintains fuel mileage reports, performs light maintenance to equipment, as necessary, and completes time sheet and travel reimbursement forms.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state and out-of-state travel required. Lifting, carrying and loading items is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of United States Department of Transportation Federal Government Rules and Regulations for loading, transporting, and securing heavy equipment.
Knowledge of shipping and receiving practices and procedures.
Ability to operate heavy machinery, such as forklifts, winches, cranes, or bulldozers.
Ability to travel cross-country for extended periods of time.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form.
Skill in truck driving.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in cross-country commercial driving.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with flatbed, stepdeck and RGN type trailers and cargo. Some customer service skills. Ability to operate forklift and various types of heavy equipment. Knowledge of United States Department of Transportation Federal Government Rules and Regulations for loading, transporting, and securing heavy equipment. Knowledge of shipping and receiving practices and procedures. Ability to operate heavy machinery, such as forklifts, winches, cranes, or bulldozers. Ability to travel cross-country for extended periods of time. Ability to communicate in oral and written form.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Class A commercial drivers license (CDL) with endorsements of passenger and tank vehicle or be able to achieve once hired. Must pass a Department of Transportation medical examination. Must not have any felony convictions, in order to access federal properties. Ability to lift 50lbs. or more repeatedly. Ability to climb, bend and turn as necessary to load, secure and unload cargo. The ability to contact other governmental agencies and make arrangements and appointments for pick up of surplus property. Must pass DOT drug test. Must be able to perform basic electronic and digital functions on a smart phone or laptop computer; i.e. send or respond to email, enter data on time sheet, operate GPS etc.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a Class A commercial drivers license (CDL) with endorsements of passenger and tank vehicle or ability to obtain this endorsement. Must pass a Department of Transportation medical examination.
Agency Specific Information
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is announcing a vacant position (#22080272) of Interstate Truck Driver, Grade GS05. Starting salary for this position is $32,405. Higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current Arkansas State employee or a former Arkansas State employee with reinstatement rights. This position is housed under the Federal Surplus Property Division. The Interstate Truck Driver is responsible for operating state commercial vehicles and driving cross-country to pick-up/deliver surplus property. Frequent in state and out of state trips, but home on the weekends. Hotels and meals paid for while on trips, also uniforms furnished. This position also pays overtime for time traveled.Applicant must be available for disaster duty at any time. Twelve-hour work schedules are possible and all ADEM positions are subject to 24-hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency or disaster. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS: Operates state commerical diesels trucks, forklifts, winches, and other heavy military-type equipment to pick up and/or deliver surplus property to Arkansas ans other states. Loads and securesproperty, according to Federal Department of Transportation Standards, and plans routes to minimize agency and department costs. Inspects and reports to Program Management the condition of surplus government property for serviceability and use by qualified agency, verifies property list before loading and unloading, and provides technical assistance to donees in warehouse upon delivery. Maintains driverís daily log book, as prescribed by the United States Department of Transportation, including Pre-and Post-Trip Inspections; maintains fuel mileage reports, performs light maintenance to equipment, as necessary, and completes time sheet and travel reimbursement forms. Performs other duties as assigned.

ADEM is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or political affiliation. Qualified applicants with disabilities may request any reasonable accommodation needed to participate in our application process.

All ADEM positions could include travel in and out of state and are subject to 24 hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency/disaster.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Applications will be pre-screened for completion and also for the availability to travel.

You may attach a resume however; all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application must be completed. Incomplete application will NOT be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed application.

Make sure to include any military service you may have. Applicants claiming Veterans Preference Points (Active Duty Veteran, Widow of Veteran, and Widow of Disabled Veteran) must attach proof of status to application in order to receive Veterans Preference Points.

This position has a mandatory 6 month probationary period. This position also requires mandatory 5% contribution to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System.

Benefits package may include health and life insurance, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, Credit Union availability, retirement, career bonuses and deferred compensation plans.
Job Details
Position No.: 22080272
Class Code: S034C
Grade: GS05
Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $32,405.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: North Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Erin Townsend
Phone: 501-683-6700
Email: erin.townsend@adem.arkansas.gov
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