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Job Title:FIREFIGHTER (HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:5N-AFPC-880698-817841-KOH

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$39,359.00 to $51,164.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Tuesday, May 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0081-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Fort Dix, NJ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Permanent Competitive Air Force Employees on a Career or Career Conditional Appointment

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

 

Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employees and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Testing Designated Position subject to pre-employment & random drug testing
  • This position will be designated as a key position IAW AFI 36-507

DUTIES:

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THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT Fort Dix NJ (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter assigned to a crew engaged in airfield, structural firefighting, crash-rescue, and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Operations and assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards and reacting to the presence or potential releases of hazardous materials as a first responder to protect persons, property, or the environment.

  • Performs hazard and risk assessment techniques in completing initial incident analysis. Surveys the incident to identify materials involved, determines whether hazardous materials have been released, evaluates surrounding conditions; and predicting the likely behavior of a material and/or container.

  • Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great.

  • Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities. Performs 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.

  • 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.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

This vacancy is being re-announced.  Candidates who applied for Announcement # 5N-AFPC-859783-817841-BKO must self-nominate for this Announcement in order to receive consideration.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience employing hazard and risk assessment techniques; collecting hazard and response information; predicting the likely behavior of a material and container; estimating the potential harm to people and environment; driving and operating firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles while under direction of the crew chief; performing crash rescue and structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities and where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great; performing rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures; maintaining firefighting equipment and fire station facilities; complying with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures performing work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.

 

AND

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/fire-protection-and-prevention-series-0081/

 

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG): Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-05 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  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 of hazardous materials emergency response procedures, equipment, and identification.

2. Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.

3. 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.

4. Knowledge of emergency first aid techniques; and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.

5. Skill in operating communications equipment.

6. Ability to maintain good working relations; to communicate orally and in writing; to lift and carry heavy loads; and to apply emergency first aid techniques. 

 

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


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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 (F ACC).

  • Employee is required to be certified by the Department of Defense (DOD) Firefighter Certification System as Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter l, ll), HAZMAT Awareness, and HAZMAT Operations).

  • 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]. Authority, USD Memo, dated 30 December 2004.

    - CSRS

    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]. Authority, USD Memo, dated 30 December 2004. Note: Special retirement coverage is effective retroactive to the date of the personnel action of this SCPO.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If you application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, your will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

 

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which must include:

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

          • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
          • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
          • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present.  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 880698.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package.  Faxing documents should used as a last resort; do  not fax duplicate documents.  

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questonnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX
3. Fax all required documents to
1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 

 

·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
87 FSS/FSMC
2903 McGuire Blvd
MCGUIRE AFB , NJ
08641-5000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 

 

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration.  If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

 

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. 


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Job Announcement Number:

5N-AFPC-880698-817841-KOH

Control Number:

342276000