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Firefighter (Basic Life Support)

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Army Installation Management Command Yakima , WA 98901

Posted 5 months ago

Duties

Summary

About the Position: This position is located in the Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire Protection and Prevention Division, Yakima, Washington.

This Position is included under the provisions of Special Recruitment Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age and mandatory retirement date. Additional Information regarding Special Retirement Coverage can be found at: Firefighter Special Retirement Coverage - (Primary/Rigorous)
Responsibilities

Respond to emergencies involving traumatic injury or medical illness which may be life threatening.
Respond on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illnesses which will require basic life support.
Operate a variety of major motorized firefighting equipment, including structural, and brush firefighting vehicles, using thorough knowledge of equipment capabilities to respond to various types of fire alarms and aid request.
Operate a hazardous material vehicle.
Operate equipment such as two-way radios, pumps, and valves.
Determines priority of patient care based on assessment findings.
Takes, records, and monitors patients baseline vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, and pulse.
Employs a variety of established emergency medical techniques, methods, and equipment to stabilize the patient for transport as soon as possible to the receiving facility.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

7

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This is a drug testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program.
Position requires successful completion of an annual Job Performance test and participation in a Cardiovascular Physical Fitness Program.
All applicants 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.
This position requires you to wear a uniform and safety apparel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Must obtain and maintain a valid state and government driver's license.
Position requires successful complete of an annual emergency vehicle operator's course.
Position requires you to work 72 hours per week (144 hours per pay period) which includes 24-hour rotation shifts and working nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must obtain and maintain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Wildland Firefighter Type II Red Card Certification within one year of employment.
Requires a Washington State EMT Certification within 180 days of employment.
This position has been designated as "Emergency-Essential". In the event of a crisis situation or wartime, the incumbent must continue to perform the duties and requirements of the position.
This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled.
This position has a requirement to lift up to 50 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 5% of the time.
Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
Appointment to this position is subject to a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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 .

FOR THE GS-04 POSITION:
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; Rescue operations; detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; Operation of fire communications equipment; Controlling hazardous materials incidents; and/or developing, implementing, or providing 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.

FOR THE GS-05 POSITION:
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 performing the following tasks: Performed rescue operations; operation of fire equipment; and prevent loss of life and property. 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.

FOR THE GS-06 POSITION:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience assisting in the controlling and extinguishing fires; developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention; operation of fire communications equipment; experience operating emergency vehicles under adverse weather and/or traffic conditions; and experience performing patient examination and providing prompt and efficient patient care.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this grade, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

FOR THE GS-07 POSITION:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Controlling and extinguishing fires; performing rescue operations and inspections to detect, reduce, and eliminate the potential of fire hazards; operation of fire communications equipment; developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention; controlling hazardous materials incidents; experience operating emergency vehicles under adverse weather and/or traffic conditions; and experience performing patient examination and providing prompt and efficient patient care. 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 this grade, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Emergency Medical Care
Fire Suppression
Firefighting Equipment
Hazardous Materials Response

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:

For the GS-06 & 07 Grade level: No substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Non-Competitve promotion potential to target grade.
Management may select at any grade levels announced.
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 information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 12 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
This position is obligated.
This is a TERM position. It is temporary in nature and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.
Competitive TERM appointment may be made permanent without further competition at a later date.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of 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. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's .

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 (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 rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum 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

Drug test required

Yes

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 .

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 will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: .
DoD License/Certification: You MUST submit a copy of the following certificates and licenses with your application package (listed below under additional requirements). Certificates must be certified through: DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification System; International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); or Fire Service Professional Qualification System (Pro-Board) AND a State or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Certification indicating a future expiration date. If your application package does not contain proof of having these certificates (and license when applicable), your application will be marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.
NOTE: Rather than submitting individual DoD certificates, you may opt to use the DoD Lookup System website ( and then save and upload your one/two page individual report. (Rather than submitting your EMT License, you may print proof of current registration with NREMT from their website ( ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT
GS-04: Within first year of appointment and prior to promotion to GS-05, you must obtain the following DoD, IFSAC or Pro-Board certificates:

EMT-Basic (must meet Washington State EMT/NREMT certification)
Firefighter I & Firefighter II GS-05: Certifications needed at the time of appointment and Maintained:

EMT-Basic (must meet Washington State EMT/NREMT certification)
Firefighter I & Firefighter II Note: Within first year of appointment and prior to promotion to GS-06, you must obtain the following DoD, IFSACC or Pro-Board certificates:

HAZMAT Awareness
Driver Operator-Pumper GS-06 & 07: Certifications needed at the time of appointment and



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Firefighter (Basic Life Support)

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Army Installation Management Command