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Job opening: Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Materials Technician)

Salary: $35 373 - 65 321 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. About the Position: Serve as a fully trained Firefighter providing firefighting, HAZMAT and rescue operations, and medical care and treatment in emergency situations.

Duties

This is a developmental position being filled at the GS-04, 05, or 07 Levels. The full performance GS-07 level of this position entails the following duties: Serve as Firefighter performing Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Incidents, and Rescue Operations. Operate and maintain fire fighting vehicles including Pumper, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, and Aerial ladder trucks. Serve on the hazardous material emergency response team and structural firefighting crew. Perform firefighting and rescue duties confined space, high angle, rope, vehicle, machinery, structural collapse, and wildland to care to the sick or injured and to eliminate and control fires. Operate firefighting equipment, such as hoses, ladders, and hydrants to fight structural fires.

Requirements

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the completion of pre-employment and periodic subsequent medical examination in accordance with DoDM 6055.06 to ensure continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 50 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • The duties of this position meet the criteria for compliance with Federal and Department of the Army Drug Free Workplace Programs. Detection of the presence of drugs is warranted.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • This position has been designated Mission Essential. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • This position requires you to wear the prescribed uniform and personal protective equipment while on duty in compliance with safety and health directives (OSHA).
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations. Employee shifts are rotated on a regularly scheduled basis with a work schedule of 144 hours per pay period.
  • Due to the nature of this position, employees are required to work both planned and unscheduled overtime. This position performs, as required, mutual aid support to local fire departments.
  • The duties of this position require you to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • This position requires successful completion of an annual Job Performance Test.
  • This position requires the incumbent to conform to the requirements set-forth in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500, Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety Program.
  • This position requires a pre-employment physical fitness assessment and continued participation in a scheduled physical fitness program as directed by Army regulatory guidance.
  • This position requires you to work both inside and outside with possibility exposure to inclement weather.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position requires Department of Defense, IFSAC, or Pro Board professional certifications. Please see please see the position qualifications and required documents sections for more information.

Qualifications

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 As this is 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. 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 WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency 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 Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleReinstatementVeterans 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. GS-04 level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Experience assisting in responding to accidents and emergencies involving injury or illness; Experience using and maintaining firefighting equipment; Experience climbing standard and aerial ladders; or Experience actively participating in formal training or hands on 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-03). OR Education: Two years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study. OR 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 60. Add the two percentages. GS-05 level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Experience assisting with extinguishing fires or rescue operations for a fire department; Experience assisting in responding to accidents and emergencies involving injury or illness; Experience operating fire communications equipment, such as telephone and radios, extrication tools, ropes, or medical tools; and Experience actively participating in formal training or hands on 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-04). OR 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. OR 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. GS-06 level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Experience controlling or extinguishing fires, operating hose lines, making forced entries, and ventilating structures as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; Experience performing or assisting in rescue operations including administering first aid to injured victims; Experience operating fire communications equipment, such as telephone and radios, extrication tools, ropes, or medical tools; Experience controlling hazardous materials incidents; and Experience driving and operating firefighting apparatus of significant complexity, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, or crash rescue trucks. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). GS-07 level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Experience controlling or extinguishing fires, operating hose lines, making forced entries, and ventilating structures as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; Experience performing rescue operations including administering emergency medical aid to injured victims; Experience driving and operating firefighting apparatus of significant complexity, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, or crash rescue trucks; Experience operating fire communications equipment, such as telephone and radios, extrication tools, ropes, or medical tools; and Experience utilizing hazardous material response equipment and supplies to identify and contain hazardous products. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GS-06 and GS-07 levels, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted. In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirement above, this position requires you to possess the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification or a state certification in the U.S. and you must possess the DoD, IFSAC, or PRO Board certifications as outlined in accordance with DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program DoD 6055.06. NOTE: You must attach copies of the certifications to your application. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Emergency Medical CareFire SuppressionFirefighting EquipmentHazardous Materials Response For Time in Grade Requirement, Maximum Entry Age (MEA), Re-Entry Age, and Waivers to MEA information, please see next section.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

Maximum Entry Age (MEA)
The MEA for Firefighters is 37. Applicants not appointed by the last day of the month in which that individual reaches their 37th birthday shall not be appointed or assigned to these positions.

Maximum Re-entry Age
An employee who previously served on a covered position may be rehired past the MEA as long as he/she is able to complete 20 years of covered service by his/her mandatory retirement age. The maximum re-entry age for the individual is calculated by determining the total amount of time he/she has served on a covered position and subtracting that from age 57, if a firefighter. The employee's current age is compared to the calculated maximum re-entry age to determine if he/she can be rehired into the covered position.

Waivers to Maximum Entry Age
MEA may be waived, but only under specific circumstances and only if approved by the authorized entity: Waivers to MEA for firefighters must be approved by local Command.

Time in Grade Requirement:

GS-06 Level: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within in the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).

GS-07 Level: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within in the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-06).

Contacts

  • Address FU-W0VNAA US ARMY IMCOM-USAG FT CARSON DO NOT MAIL Fort Carson, CO 80913 US
  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk

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