Fire Protection Inspector

US Department of the Army - Fort Stewart, GA4.4

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
About the Position: These positions are located with the Fire Protection Services Division of the Ft. Stewart Directorate of Emergency Services (DES).

This position is a TERM position. It is a time limited position and may be extended up to a maximum of 8 years.

Perform walk-through surveys of contractor projects to ensure fire protection safety requirements are being implemented.
Examine fire protection system plans and specifications to ensure they are compatible with building and site plans.
Conduct fire prevention inspections to ensure the life safety conditions are in compliance with fire safety regulations.
Conduct formal classroom training for fire marshals and building wardens on fire prevention and fire safety procedures to comply with requirements.
Educate the public on potential emergency safety measures.
Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention

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Conditions of Employment
Participates in and meets and/or exceeds the standards of the DoD Firefighter Physical Fitness Program.
Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's license.
The incumbent of this test-designated position and is subject to a pre-employment drug screen and random unannounced screenings thereafter.
Obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check.
This position is Mission Essential. Employee is required to report for duty during natural disaster or emergency situations to include adverse weather conditions due to mission requirements.
The employee is required to work rotating shifts consisting of 60 hours per week and 120 hours per pay period to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Temporary Duty (TDY) travel up to 5% of the time may be required.
Overtime may be required.
Must be able to pass a pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations IAW DoDi 6055.5M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
Subject to mandatory recall.
Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education 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 .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention; enforcing fire prevention code; conducting fire safety inspections; and examining construction site safety plans and fire protection systems This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

In addition to the above specialized experience definition/requirement, this position requires the incumbent to possess, at the time of appointment the following certifications:
1. Fire Officer I
2. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Operations
3. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Awareness
4. Fire Inspector I
5. Fire Inspector II
6. Fire Instructor I
7. Airport Firefighter

These certifications must have been awarded by the Department of Defense, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet this requirement. If you do not submit all of the above certifications with your application package, you will be rated ineligible and your application will receive no further consideration. If you are unable to locate all of the required certifications, you may obtain them from the Department of Defense Fire & Emergency Services Certification Program Lookup System at

This position has been identified by Department of Army and approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as a secondary position for special retirement coverage as identified in 5 Code of Federal Regulation 831 Subpart I for Civil Service Retirement System retirement coverage and 5 Code of Federal Regulation 842 Subpart H for Federal Employee Retirement System retirement coverage. Coverage under Special Retirement Coverage is NOT automatic. However, an employee may bring their existing special retirement coverage with them if they meet the transfer requirements below: CSRS - Per CSRS and FERS Handbook, Subchapter 46A, Section 46A3.2-1C - The employee, while covered under the special provision, moves directly (that is, without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position; and if applicable, the employee has been continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position without a break in service exceeding 3 days. FERS - Per CSRS and FERS Handbook, Subchapter 46B, Section 463.2-1C1. The employee, while covered under the special provision, moves directly (that is, without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position;2. The employee has completed 3 years of service in a rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; and3. If applicable, the employee has been continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position without a break in service exceeding 3 days.

1. Service as a temporary or intermittent employee may be counted toward the 3-year requirement if it is otherwise qualifying. (While under an intermittent tour of duty, only actual days worked are counted.) For purposes of applying the 3-year requirement, it does not matter whether the service is actually made creditable by payment of a deposit or whether the service cannot be made creditable. Thus, even post-1998 non-deduction service (which can never be creditable under FERS for the purpose of qualifying for or computing a benefit can be used to meet the 3-year requirement. Also, Federal service under another retirement system for Government employees may be used to meet the 3-year requirement if it is otherwise qualifying.

2. A break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 8414(b)(21)(A) is continuous for this purpose. In addition to providing the required eligibility documentation listed elsewhere in this job announcement, if you believe you are eligible for Special Retirement Coverage under a secondary position, you must provide sufficient documentation (SF-50s) as indicated above for verification.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Building Construction
Fire Prevention, Inspection, and Code Compliance
Teaching Others
Additional information
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.
One 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.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
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: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required Documents
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 .

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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