U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribu Supervisory Traffic Management Specialist in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:The Command's mission is the deployment and distribution services for international and domestic shipments by surface to include 49 major CONUS, Puerto Rico and Alaska seaports and multi-modal on a worldwide basis. Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound region, Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) is the Defense Department's premiere military installation in the northwest and is the most requested duty station in the Army. Fort Lewis, named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the United States and consists of 87,000 acres of prairie land cut from the glacier-flattened Nisqually Plain.

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.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position

As a Supervisory Traffic Management Specialist, you will perform, but not limited to, the following:

  • Perform technical advisory assistance on traffic patterns for cargo movement
  • Provide techical direction and cargo booking support to the Command
  • Provide full range of traffic management services for the movement of cargo
  • Arrange the most effective transporation services that meet delivery requirements
  • Resolve problems with contractor and government performance for transportation and movement of ocean cargo
  • Develop criteria requirements and make recommendations for change associated with new transportation trends
  • Perform full range of supervisory duties to plan, set priorities and evaluate work accomplished by subordinates
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 10%
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) allowances are authorized, but DoD National Relocation Program

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.

Experience required: 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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Managing and participating in a traffic program involving (1) operating a transport or traffic system to move passengers or commodities of an organization when there is accountability for operating costs, (2) operating a transportation system to provide common carrier types of services to shippers, and (3) procuring common or other carriers and other transportation services to move an organization's personnel, freight, and/or other commodities. Conducting or participating in conducting surveys and studies of the traffic management function, operating methods, procedures, and performance. Making presentations on traffic matters before Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies. Performing loss and damage prevention work when this included responsibilities such as policy and procedures formulation and studies of traffic operations and services. Negotiating with carriers and/or regulatory bodies on questions of rates, transit privileges and charges, special services and charges thereof, and classification of commodities. Providing advisory service involving commodity analysis from the transportation standpoint.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

(1) Knowledge of Traffic Management Program & Policies (2) Skilled with Analytical Procedures to Substantiate Management & Mission-Related Problems (3) Ability to Supervise (4) Ability to Communicate Orally & In Writing

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).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Conditions of Employment: 1. This position is designated as Key. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the Key duties until relieved by proper authority. The incumbent may be required to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively, therefore, the incumbent to be screened from military recall status. 2. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. 3. The incumbent may be required to work nonstandard duty hours (e.g., shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime-both scheduled and unscheduled). 4. This position may require some TDY travel in both CONUS and OCONUS – approximately – 10% 5. Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DOD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472142000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $77,926.00 to $101,307.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2130-12/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Control Number: 472142000

Job Announcement Number: SCDN17124250-1974337