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The primary purpose of this position is to receives and transmits all crash. fire-rescue. hazardous materials. medical emergencies, and other special type emergencies. Dispatches al! emergencies, providing updated response information to all responders, documents and submits all required reports.
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Receives incoming emergency and administrative telephone calls in a professional manner using sound judgment and taking appropriate action as required by established objectives.
Dispatches emergency response forces in accordance with flight's response procedure.
Uses a computer-aided dispatch system that includes radio frequency management, emergency phone lines. fire alarm panel controls for frequency modulated (FM) equipment, and administrative phone lines.
Maintains appropriate and relative documents, regulations, operational instructions. technical orders, maps, charts and checklists.
Retrieves data from prefire plan on specific buildings to include floor plans, utilities within the structure. hazards associated with the facility. type of fire suppression systems, location of fire alarm panel, etc.
Participates in all areas of the fire protection-training program relating to the operation of the fire alarm communications center.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee must maintain current certifications
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience is required for GS-2151-05 level positions which includes specialized experience which is gained while providing emergency police, fire and medical services by answering emergency 911 calls and initiating responses with appropriate personnel and equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-04 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
Education: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience as described above may be used to qualify for this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-04 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-05 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of various types of assigned vehicles and fire fighting equipment (fire alarm system operation. fire extinguishing system operation) techniques and procedures.
2.Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy.
3.Skill in operating complex communications systems such as multi-line telephones. two-way radios. alarm equipment, public address systems and voice recording equipment.
4.Ability to communicate orally and in writing using a calm and stable demeanor while dealing: with emergency situations.
5.Knowledge of basic computer operations to include word processing, retrieval and input of data. A qualified typist is not required.
6.Ability to work independently without immediate supervision.
7.Skill in researching and retrieving information quickly and efficiently from various hazardous material guidebooks using chemical name or Department of Transportation (DOT) identification number.
8.Ability to maintain appropriate and relative documents, regulations, operational instructions. technical orders. maps, charts and checklists located within the Alarm Room Communications Center.
9.Ability to read grid maps which reflect such systems as electrical, water. gas, liquid fuel, central heating distribution, sanitary sewer, storm drainage and pollution control.
GUIDELINES: Includes AF policy directives and instructions, standard operating procedures. manufacturers booklets. maps. diagrams. specifications, E-911 Policies and Procedures. and operating manuals. Incumbent must use independent judgment in applying these guidelines to routine situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work involves sitting in one location for long periods of time. intense mental pressure while dispatching emergencies and talking with excited callers on the 911 system. Must be able to speak clearly and precisely. Position requires light lifting up to 15 lb, light carrying. reaching above shoulder. use of fingers, and ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish basic colors, and the ability to hear.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a properly heated and ventilated. air-conditioned. and well- lighted office setting. May work closely with others or alone. Subject to constant noises.
Other significant facts pertaining to this position are:
1.Incumbent is required to work an alternate work schedule, which requires an uncommon tour of duty (including weekends and holidays).
2.Incumbent is required to perform critical services regardless of weather conditions or base closure and report to the duty station at the regularly scheduled work time.
3.May be required to respond on off-duty time during a conflagration, or stay over until an emergency has been terminated or until properly relieved by a qualified operator.
4.Must participate in exercises by relaying accurate information. Must be resourceful and alert to adequately perform duties.
5.Requires wearing a prescribed uniform and maintaining a professional appearance.
6.This position is nor covered as a rigorous position under the federal Firefighter's Retirement System's special retirement provisions.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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