About the Position: This is a developmental Firefighter position, you will work at the GS-05 entry level & will be non-competitively promoted through the intervening grade GS-06 to the target GS-07 when experience/training requirements are met.Note: This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age and mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link: http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/FF-Primary-SRC.pdf
At the GS-05 level, you will perform developmental assignments under closer than normal supervision. As a Firefighter (HazMat Technician/Basic Life Support) at the GS-07 level you will perform the following duties:
Provide medical care as an emergency medical technician. Recognize signs which have specific bearing on patient condition, while observing patients appearance and behavior.
Perform standardized emergency medical procedures for critically and seriously ill patients.
Serve as driver-operator of motorized firefighting equipment, exercising a thorough knowledge of equipment capabilities.
Drive firefighting equipment to and from scene of fire; positions vehicles so that maximum utilization may be made of its facilities and equipment.
Serve as a member of a firefighting crew engaged in the protection of life and property.
Unreel and connect hoses, lay hose lines, operate charged lines; place and raise ladders; operate portable and stationary firefighting apparatus.
Use chemicals, axes, bars, hooks, and other firefighting equipment to extinguish fires.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Position requires initial and random drug testing.
Must possess a valid state issued driver's license.
Position is designated as an Inclement Weather position and is subject to recall to duty and mandatory overtime.
Must be able to pass pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations IAW DoD 6055.5M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position
Must successfully complete an annual Job Performance Test.
Must participate in the departments wellness program.
Position requires you to wear a uniform and safety apparel.
Position requires you to work 72 hours per week to include weekends and holidays.
Mission Essential Position: Incumbent is required to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief/Commander.
Incumbent may be required to remain on duty after official shift ends, i.e., mandatory overtime; subject to recall to duty. Incumbent must maintain a functioning telephone at their residence to aid in contact during recall/emergency situations.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the 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 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: controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an engine crew for an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade.
At the GS-05 level you may substitute education for specialized experience by successfully completing a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college of university with major study in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study.
Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-05 level.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Additional Qualification Requirements: Must possess and maintain the following Certifications: Firefighter I and Firefighter II. The DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program shall recognize and accept certification certificates from any entity accredited by the IFSAC or the Pro-Board only when the DoD employee has satisfied the required prerequisite certification level(s). Employees who have completed IFSAC or Pro-Board accredited training programs may request DoD equivalent certification certificates under the reciprocity provision of the certification program. The certificates being submitted for reciprocity must have the appropriate IFSAC or Pro-Board seal on them.
You must submit a copy of all of the above referenced certifications AND proof of age with your application package, if your application package does not contain a copy of required certifications AND proof of age your application will be marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive any further consideration.
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 below:
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.
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 Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety position.
Non-Competitive promotion potential to the target grade when time in grade and qualification requirements are met, and management recommends promotion.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: In accordance with Direct Hire Authority, all applicants will be rated. All qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
DoD and NREMT Certificates: You MUST submit a copy of the following certifications for the GS-05 level: Firefighter I and II, certified through DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification System, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or the Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (Pro-Board).
When you reach the GS-06 level the following certifications are required: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Technician, AND a Utah or National Registry EMT Certification Card indicating a future expiration date.
When you reach the GS-07 level the following certifications are required: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Technician, Driver Operator-Pumper, Driver Operator-Mobile Water Supply, Driver Operator-Aerial AND a Utah or National Registry EMT Certification Card indicating a future expiration date.
If your application does not contain proof of having these certificates, your application will be marked incomplete and you WILL NOT receive further consideration for this position.
NOTE: Rather than submitting individual DoD certificates, you may opt to use the DoD Lookup System website (http://www.dodffcert.com/), and then save and upload your one/two page individual report. Rather than submitting your EMT Certification Card, you may print proof of current registration with NREMT from their website (https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/checkEmtStatus.asp).
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.
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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