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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Lead Firefighter responsible for a major piece of firefighting equipment and its regularly assigned crew of three or more firefighters engaged in airfield and structural firefighting and rescue operations and the reduction and/or elimination of potential fire hazards.
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Leads a crew of three or more firefighters, including at one firefighter assigned to man a major piece of motorized firefighting equipment such as a pumper, aerial ladder truck, or ARFF vehicle in firefighting and rescue operations.
Directs firefighting crew in the operation of firefighting vehicles and equipment.
Directs assigned crew in the performance of crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling complex aircraft; the performance of structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities(cont...)
which may include research and/or large industrial complexes; and the performance of HAZMAT containment and control
Leads assigned crew and performs emergency rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and prepare the victim(s) for transport to a medical facility.
Assigns crew members to perform maintenance of firefighting equipment and fire stations facilities. Performs functional tests and inspections.
Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.
This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention
Fire Prevention Inspectors
Inspectors, Fire Prevention
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
PCS expenses are not authorized
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
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 is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to random drug testing (IAW HQ-USAF letter dated 29 Jan 90)
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 the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth
May be required to work the Fire Alarm and Communications Center (FACC)
Must be able to maintain EMR and eventually obtain NREMT-BLS certification
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0081, Fire Protection Series.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07 level, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: (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. Note: Your resume must show supporting detail of your experience.
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-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-08 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: Title 5 U.S.C. 3307 authorizes the head of any agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary and rigorous firefighter. For initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment.
Effective 1 Jun 00, all DoD firefighters and contract fire and emergency service personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for promotion to that level. Applicants must list their current firefighter related licenses and certificates on their resumes. Please attach copies of certifications when you submit the resume to verify qualification requirements for the position. Certification requirements for this position are: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, Airport Firefighter, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, HAZMAT Technician (under NFPA standards adopted by DOD).
IMPORTANT: If you have received a Student ID# for the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program website (https://go.usa.gov/xdsTR) please provide a copy of your most recent certification transcript. Note: If you do not know your Student ID, you may contact the AFCEC Reachback center at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a Student ID and/or cannot access the Certificate Program site, you must upload a copy of your individual certifications or transcript at the time of your application or you will be removed from consideration.
Special Retirement Provisions Authority: FERS Position covered as rigorous under the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C. 8401(14), 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802]. Position covered as rigorous under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C. 8331(21), 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902].
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:
Knowledge to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity; of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels line(friction) losses, etc.; and of basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.
Knowledge of emergency first aid techniques; safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards. Regulations, and/or technical orders; and HAZMAT emergency response procedures, equipment and identification.
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.
Skill in detecting and recognizing fire hazards (potential and immediate), and operating communications equipment.
Ability to maintain good working relations; communicate orally and in writing; and lift and carry heavy loads.
Ability to provide leadership and integrate the actions of a crew under emergency conditions.
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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