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Transportation Assistant (Freight)

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  • Air Force Test Center

About the Air Force Test Center:
The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrow’s Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

About the Role:
The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Transportation Assistant (Freight) (NK-2102-02) to work at the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Deployment & Distribution Flight (LGRD) at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

Provides Supervisory and Management oversight support of the organization's mission. We test and evaluate state-of-the-art weapon systems and cyberspace capabilities, provide quality installation and mission support, and serve as responsible stewards of our resources to deliver war-winning capabilities.


Location: Valparaiso, FL
Typical 2024 salary range: $39,576 - 63,733 (includes locality)
Telework Information: Position not eligible for telework
Travel Requirements: No travel
Direct Hire Authority: NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Desired Skills:
- Candidate must possess exceptional time management and customers service qualities with capacity to multitask.
- Ability to problem solve with minimal supervision, effectively communicate both verbally and written is required.
- Knowledge of Defense Transportation Regulation, cargo movement rules, DoD regulations, and procedures is desired.
- Practical knowledge of AF instructions, standards, and DoD or commercial experience with shipment of freight is desired.
- Operational experience with various Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and gas powered 4K-Forklift is desired.

Major Duties:
- Plans and carries out shipping arrangements. Receives shipping requests or other authority for shipment.
- Identifies hazardous, classified, and sensitive cargo requiring special handling.
- Conducts pre and post audits and maintains shipping documentation.
- Provides technical guidance and advice on problems in all phases of outbound/inbound shipping.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- This is a designated Drug Testing Position
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical
- Practical knowledge of Air Force instructions, standards, route orders, and classification rating guides used for the shipment of freight.
- Knowledge of a wide range of commercial tariffs and tenders to properly rate freight shipments.
- Practical knowledge of established transportation regulations, methods, and techniques relating to the movement of freight in order to affect shipment of commodities.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of freight.

Air Force Civilian Service Employment Benefits:
Paid Time Off:
- 11 Federal Holidays off per year
- Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
- 13 sick days per year (104 hours)

- Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
- 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching

Health & Wellness:
- Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
- Flexible Spending Account
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance

Work/Life Balance:
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Arrangements (dependent on position)

Career Development:
- Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
- Career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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