The primary purpose of this position Firefighter (Basic Life Support), GS-0081-07 is to engage in airfield, structural firefighting, crash-rescue operations; to drive/operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity; to assist in reducing/eliminating potential fire hazards to protect persons, property, or the environment; performance of non-invasive emergency medical procedures
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Perform Basic Life Support.
Perform crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great.
Drive and operate firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Perform structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities.
Maintain firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance as a condition of employment.
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR DRUG TESTING. IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO URINALYSIS TESTING PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM URINALYSIS TESTING AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program.
Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management.
Employee must maintain current certifications.
The employee is required to work a 72 hour week on a 24 hour on/24 hour off basis which includes weekends and holidays. May be subject to recall.
This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.
The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required.
Position requires to ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
May be required to work the Fire Alarm and Communications Center (FACC).
May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT).
Employee may be required to participate on technical rescue teams to include: Confined space rescue, Trench rescue and High angle rescue.
This position requires a pre-employment physical.
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0081, Firefighter (Basic Life Support) Fire Protection and Prevention Series.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within a field that is closely related. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-06), pay band or equivalent. Specialized experience is described as helping to (1) controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; (2) rescue operations; (3) detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; (4) operation of fire communications equipment; (5) controlling hazardous materials incidents and/or (6) developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention.
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-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 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 to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, and of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, and line (friction) losses, etc.
2.Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.
3.Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy; and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems.
4.Knowledge of Basic Life Support techniques and protocols.
5.Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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