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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter assigned to a crew engaged in airfield, structural firefighting, crash-rescue,
Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Technician.
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Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts a complete incident analysis. Performs Basic Life Support. Initiates medical protocols inproviding basic life support. Performs noninvasive emergency procedures.
Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that theexpectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great.
Performs structural firefighting to include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities. Drives and operatesfirefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles.
Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities. Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.
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 will 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
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program. Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management.
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 has beem identified as a designed position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan. Incumbent(s) of this position are subject to the possibility of a random test.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-06, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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, line (friction) losses. etc. Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation. fire extinguishing equipment operation. etc.). techniques. and procedures. 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.
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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 the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to waterflow,
water pressure, water levels, 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; and of basic and specialized building design, construction, and occupancy.
3.Knowledge of hazardous materials emergency response procedures, equipment, identification, and mitigation actions.
4.Knowledge of Basic Life Support techniques and protocols; and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
5.Skill in operating communications equipment. Ability to maintain good working relations; to communicate orally and in writing; and to lift and carry heavy loads; to apply Basic Life Support techniques and protocols; and to conduct complete HAZMAT incident analysis.
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.
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