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Firefighter, Gs-0081-05

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Department Of Homeland Security Cape May , NJ 08204

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ.

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You will perform firefighting and a variety of rescue/emergency response and fire prevention duties in the protection of personnel, property and equipment.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.

Typical work assignments include:

  • Controlling and extinguishing fires in very difficult and dangerous situations.

  • Rendering emergency medical services to provide basic emergency care (first aid) response at an emergency scene.

  • Performing patient assessments and monitoring of vital signs.

  • Responding to HAZMAT incidents, protecting others and establishing perimeters around the incident.

  • Performing daily inspection and operational checks of assigned vehicles and equipment.

  • Participating in annual fire prevention activities.

Physical Demands: Working conditions include such factors as extreme heat; thick and potentially toxic smoke, heights, enclosed and/or smoke filled spaces.

MAXIMUM AGE RESTRICTION: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for initial appointment. This does not apply to preference eligible veterans or to applicants who previously served in a covered position. You must complete a pre-employment physical prior to employment.

Position is designated as Key Position. In the event of a crisis situation, war or mobilization, the incumbent must continue to perform the duties to support mission requirements. This position may not be filled by a member of the ready reserves.

Salary shown here will be calculated based on the Firefighter Pay Reform Act.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0081 Fire Protection and Prevention

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Testing designated Position (TDP) DHS Drug-Free Workplace Program.

  • Position requires pre-appointment and random drug testing.

  • Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.

  • The position requires a valid state driver's license.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Qualifications for GS-05: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Some examples of specialized experience include: experience controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade protecting lives, government, personal property and equipment, i.e., serving as a Hydrantman, Hoseman, Ladderman, or rescueman;


a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Condition of employment: To occupy this position, incumbent must at the time of application possess and provide proof of the following DOD/IFSAC/PROBOARD/NWCG firefighter certification levels: National Registry or State EMT Basic Life Support, Firefighter I & II. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain the following DOD/IFSAC/PROBOARD/NWCG firefighter certification levels: HazMat Operations, Shipboard Firefighting.

Selective placement factor(s) must be met in order to receive further consideration. You will be given the opportunity to address these when you apply on-line.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state motor vehicle drivers license.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

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Firefighter, Gs-0081-05

Expired Job

Department Of Homeland Security