All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, March 04, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.
To qualify for this position you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: (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.
In Addition to the specialized experience, you must possess the mandatory perquisite of a minimum of 90 days structural firefighter experience to be eligible for this position. AND
You must be National Park Service, National Fire Protection Association or other State Equivalency Certified Firefighter (NFPA1001). AND
You must be National Park Service, National Fire Protection Association or other State Equivalency Certified Driver Operator (NFPA1002) AND
You must be certified Hazardous Materials Awareness or Hazardous Materials Operations. AND
You must be certified National Fire Protection Association Fire Inspector 1.
1. You may be required to serve a trial period of 1 year.
2. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.
3. Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program. Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management. Will be required to participate in on-scene firefighting duties during emergencies, these duties require heavy lifting and physical exertion. The employee is required to work 40 hours per week. The employee is subject to random drug testing. This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation programs. This position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth. Employee will be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT).
4. The employee is a member of the fire department and needs to be available to respond at all hours of the day and night to structural fires. This circumstance requires in-park residency in order to be effective in supporting park emergency operations. This position is required occupancy on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
5. Required Training:Prior to entry onto duty employee is required to be NPS, NFPA or State Equivalency Certified Firefighter 1 & 2, NPS, NFPA or State Equivalency Certified Driver Operator, Hazardous Material Awareness certified, and an NFPA Fire Inspector I. Within Two years of entrance on duty employee must obtain NPFA Fire Inspector II and Fire Instructor I certification.
6. Required Experience: 90 days as a structural firefighter
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.
- Ability to inspect, test and take corrective deficiencies on a variety of fire protection systems found in residential and commercial structures.
- Ability to review engineering plans for life safety systems.
- Ability to perform structural firefighting duties.
- Ability to drive and operate fire apparatus and associated equipment.
- Ability to communicate and work collaboratively orally, in writing and computer website formats.
All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated in your application package, If your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or above or if they fail to meet positive education requirements, training, selective placement factor, etc.). Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or above or if they fail to meet positive education requirements, training, selective placement factor, etc.), best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.