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Lead Firefighter (Hazardous Material Technician)

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Department Of Defense Picatinny Arsenal , NJ 07806

Posted 2 months ago

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About the Position:

This position is located in the Garrison, Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire Protection and Prevention Division, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The Garrison provides installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and to provide a quality of life for Soldiers and Families commensurate with their service.

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  • Serve as lead firefighter directing the work of one or more firefighting crews engaged in firefighting activities

  • Set goals for the shift based on given priorities to assign work

  • Assume initial control of fire and emergency scenes until relieved by a senior officer

  • Assist in the cleanup and disposal of hazardous materials and chemicals

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    0081 Fire Protection and Prevention

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid, state-issued motor vehicle driver's license for the duration of employment with the Federal government.

  • You must obtain Wildland 1 certification within 12 months of appointment.

  • The incumbent must work a 72-hour work week.

  • This position may require the incumbent to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • The incumbent must report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief and may be required to remain on duty after the official shift ends.

  • Incumbent must maintain a functioning telephone at residence to aid in contact during recall situations.

  • The incumbent must participate in the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Wellness Program to include a structured physical exercise program, an annual physical examination and a bi-annual physical performance evaluation.

  • The applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and subsequent periodic medical examinations in accordance with DoD 6055.5-M.

  • You must pass Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Fit Test annually.

  • The incumbent must receive a Hepatitis B vaccination or sign a waiver.

  • The incumbent is required to wear a uniform and other safety apparel.

  • See Additional Information Section for additional conditions of employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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 in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes expertise in proving fire suppression; experience responding as a hazardous materials technician to incidents such as material releases, spills and weapons of mass destruction and experience serving as a member of a first response team to non-fire related emergencies such as accidents and medical emergencies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

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

Selective Placement Factor: This position has selective placement factor which must be met prior to employment and for continued employment.This position requires you to possess and maintain all of the following Department of Defense, International Fire Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) equivalent certifications: (Please note: All certifications must be uploaded at time of application):

  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Incident Commander

In addition this position requires you to possess and maintain the following (Please note: All certifications must be uploaded at time of application):

  • State or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic or higher certification

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

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

  • Accountability

  • Emergency Communication

  • Fire Suppression

  • Hazardous Materials Response

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).


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Lead Firefighter (Hazardous Material Technician)

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Department Of Defense