Job opening: Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Materials Technician)
Salary: $42 491 - 68 426 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position is being announced at multiple grades and may be filled at any grade level.
This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date.
For more information follow this link:https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/FF_Primary_SRC.pdf
This is being announced at multiple grade levels. Duties listed below will be performed in a developmental capacity at the GS-05/06 grade level. At the full performance, GS-07, the incumbent will:
Respond to all fire emergencies to include those involving radioactive and/or hazardous materials, medical emergencies, rescue operations, wild land fires, hazardous material incidents and aircraft emergencies.
Use firefighting equipment to include hoses, ladders, hydrants, firefighting vehicles, etc. to control the incident.
Respond to emergencies which may include hazardous material.
Analyze the hazardous incident and determine the magnitude of the problem.
Serve as a first responder to medical emergencies and perform medical procedures that are noninvasive.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program; must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
- An applicant not currently occupying a GS-0081 position is required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical prior to being placed into this position.
- Must be able to pass pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations as required by DoD 6055.05M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
- Must successfully complete an annual Job Performance Test.
- Must participate in a cardiovascular physical fitness program.
- Required to drive a motor vehicle. A valid state and government driver's license is required.
- Required to obtain an Emergency Vehicle Operator's Certification to operate vehicles assigned to the Fire Protection and Prevention Division.
- Required to complete an annual emergency vehicle operator's course.
- Must maintain a functioning telephone at their residence to aid in contact during recall/emergency situations.
- Position designated Mission Essential, required to report for duty during inclement weather, natural disasters, and other emergency situations.
- Must wear a uniform and safety apparel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Occasional Travel required (not more than 5%).
- This position may require travel by air or ground.
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.
30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. 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.
To qualify at the GS-05 grade level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer or governmental fire department or brigade; responding to basic hazardous incidents; and participating in firefighting and rescue operations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
Education: Four years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages.
To qualify at the GS-06 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) control and extinguish fires; 2) operate emergency vehicles under adverse weather and/or traffic conditions; and 3) participate as a member of a crew to contain or control hazardous materials incidents. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
To qualify at the GS-07 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) control and extinguish fires; 2) operate emergency vehicles under adverse weather and/or traffic conditions; 3) perform rescue operations/providing prompt and efficient patient care; 4) detect, reduce, or eliminate potential fire hazards; and 5) control hazardous materials incidents and/or develop, implement, or provide training in fire protection and prevention.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).
Proof of Age: As this is a primary/rigorous firefighter position your application package MUST include a government issued document indicating your date of birth. Failure to submit this document will result in your application being marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive further consideration for this position.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Emergency Medical CareFire SuppressionHazardous Materials ResponsePreventative Maintenance
Time in Grade Requirement, GS-06: 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 (GS-05).
Time in Grade Requirement, GS-07: 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 (GS-06).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions above at the GS-05 level only.GS-06 level:
No education substitution.GS-07 level:
No education substitution.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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