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This National Guard position is for a FIRE CHIEF, Position Description Number D5804800 and is part of the ID 124 Civil Engineering, National Guard.
THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT ONBOARD T5 EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
THIS POSITION IS PERMANENT.
This position is located in the Base Civil Engineering Squadron, Fire Emergency Services (FES) Flight at an Air National Guard (ANG) flying base. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Fire Chief responsible for the overall management and supervision of the fire protection/crash rescue and fire prevention program for the facility.
Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Fire Protection Flight. Develops goals that achieve organizational objectives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the flight, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns with regulatory compliance and/or customer requirements. Plans work for accomplishment by subordinate units; sets and adjusts short-term priorities; and, prepares schedules based on consideration of difficulty of requirements and assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of the staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Provides subordinate supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines. Reviews and structures organization to optimize use of resources and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Balances workload and provides overall direction and vision to the subordinate unit chiefs on a wide range of fire protection, prevention, crash rescue, and administrative issues. Establishes metric and analysis systems for units managed to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures. Evaluates requirements for additional resources submitted by subordinate supervisors, and balances organizational needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Identifies need for change in organization priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans and schedules work in such a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution, and ensures effective use of organizational resources to achieve organization goals and objectives as well as customer needs. Establishes review systems for the organization that ensure government needs are met and validated, and that economy and quality of operations are maintained or improved. Accepts, amends, or rejects work of subordinate supervisors. Reviews work and management technique of subordinate supervisors and is held accountable for actions taken and advice provided by staff of subordinate units. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Directs self-assessment activities of subordinate supervisors. Reviews training recommended by subordinate supervisors to assure it is proper and promotes effective operation of the organization as a whole.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate supervisors. Advises staff regarding policies, procedures, and directives of higher-level management or headquarters. Selects candidates for subordinate non-supervisory positions and recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions taking into consideration skills and qualifications, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives. Ensures reasonable equity among units of performance standards developed, modified, and/or interpreted and rating techniques developed by subordinate supervisors. Explains performance expectations to subordinate supervisors and employees directly supervised and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Appraises performance of subordinate supervisors and other employees directly supervised, and serves as reviewing official on evaluation of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors. Approves expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel. Recommends awards for non-supervisory personnel and changes in position classification to higher-level managers. Hears and resolves group grievances and employee complaints referred by subordinate supervisors and employees. Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems of employees directly supervised and reviews and/or approves serious disciplinary actions (e.g. suspensions, removals) involving non-supervisory subordinates. Ensures documentation prepared to support actions is proper and complete. Reviews developmental needs of subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory employees and makes decisions on non-routine, costly or controversial training needs and/or requests for unit employees.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Must be able to obtain/maintain Secret Security Clearance within one year of employment.
- May have to complete medical screenings and certifications.
QualificationsTHIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT ONBOARD T5 EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
THIS POSITION IS PERMANENT.
Positions in this series require knowledge of: firefighting and fire prevention theory and techniques, fixed and mobile firefighting equipment operation; and/or skill for planning, directing, or carrying out fire protection and prevention programs and operations. Some positions may also require varying levels of knowledge regarding hazardous materials and/or emergency medical services.
Minimum Requirements: Experience, education or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position. A position may require specializations in both emergency medical services and hazardous material response. Applicants for positions that have duties of an arduous or hazardous nature must meet the medical standards.
Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade. Have experience in rescue operations; experience in detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; experience in operation of fire communications equipment; experience in controlling hazardous materials incidents; and, developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience- Appropriate firefighter training may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis. Firefighter training obtained as part of a high school curriculum may be substituted for the six months of general experience required for 3 months of specialized experience. Successful completion of a two year course of study in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study is qualifying for 6 months of specialized experience. Successful completion of a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university with major study in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study is qualifying for 9 months of specialized experience.
If you are using Education to qualify for this position, you must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
Veterans' Preference does not apply to onboard Title 5 promotion announcements.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
2. Educational Transcripts- if you are using education to substitute for specialized experience.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10522877
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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Agency contact information
AddressID 124 Civil Engineering
4447 S Byrd
Boise, ID 83705
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