Motor Vehicle Operator

Motor Vehicle Operating

WG-5703

Position Overview

DOI sites, from parks to refuges to reservoirs, use skilled Motor Vehicle Operators to safely move people, equipment and materials where they need to be.  They really do help drive the DOI mission every day.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior Offices
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate is dependable, can obtain and maintain a Driver’s License, and is able to concentrate and operate vehicles safely in a variety of road and traffic conditions.

Work Environment

Work is performed outdoors in all types of traffic, weather, and road conditions.

Minimum Education Requirements

Licensure requirements

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Entry:

    • Driving cars, vans, pickup trucks up to 10,000 lbs
    • Loading, unloading and transporting people, materials

  • Mid:

    • Driving cars, vans, pickup trucks up to 10,000 lbs
    • Loading, unloading and transporting people, materials

  • Journey:

    • Operating cargo vans, dump trucks, tractors or other vehicles over 10,000 lbs
    • Operating airboats or other watercraft up to 22 feet
    • Ensures that loads are properly distributed and secured from shifting

  • Senior:

    • Towing or delivering equipment or material to various work sites
    • Driving on rough, unimproved roads
    • Maneuvering oversized vehicles on narrow, winding roads

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Strengths by Level

Entry 2
Mid 3-4
Journey 5-6
Senior 7-8
  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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    Entry 2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Flexibility
    Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
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    Entry 2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Problem Solving
    Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Reasoning
    Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Resilience
    Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Teaching Others
    Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8
  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
    Senior 7-8

Common Pathways

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