Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-04 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 grade level. To qualify at the GS-05 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level. To qualify at the GS-06 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant to perform the duties of this position such as: (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, or other work that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Firefighting Principles
- Ability to use Firefighter equipment
- Skill in performing different types of rescue operations
GS-04 Grade Level Only:
Appropriate firefighter training may be substituted for experience. Successful completion of a 2-year course of study in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study is qualifying for the GS-04.
GS-05 Grade Level Only:
Appropriate firefighter training may be subsituted for experience. Successful completion of a 4-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 the GS-05.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
GS-04: For the GS-04 level, applicants must be able to obtain and maintain the following certificates: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, HazMat Awareness and HazMat Operations within 1 year from date of hire. Incumbant must be certified at the Airport Firefighter level within 18 months of appointment. Additionally the employee must obtain and maintain a current Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR and AED) card within 12 months of appointment.
GS-05: For the GS-05 level, applicants must be Department of Defense Certified as Firefighter I, Firefighter II, HazMat Awareness and HazMat Operations, and Airport Firefighter. Additionally the applicant must obtain and maintain a current Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR and AED) card.
GS-06: In addition to the GS-05 level requirements, at the GS-06 level applicants must be Department of Defense Certified as a Driver/Operator ARFF, Driver Operator Pumper, and NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type II.
Conditions of Employment:
Heavy physical effort is required in the frequent handling of objects such as cylinders and extinguishers weighing 45 lbs or more. Employee may be required to lift/carry personnel in emergency situations. Duties require full use of both arms, both legs, and fingers to bend, turn, pull, crawl, kneel, and climb for such tasks as use of aerial ladders, firefighting equipment controls, arranging/connecting hoses, rappelling, operation of fire truck and all types of rescue operations, etc. Incumbent is responsible for the proper handling of specific hazardous wastes generated by the unit, activity or facility; operation of a hazardous waste generation point, and assisting in emergency action involving hazardous waste. Assigned work may include collecting, storing, moving, labeling (including dating), segregating, preparing turn-in documents on, and maintaining records on hazardous wastes. Incumbent will successfully complete an initial program of classroom or on-the-job training covering hazardous waste management as well as annual renewal training. Employee may be subject to periodic (e.g. annual) medical examinations following appointment to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position. Position includes a continuing requirement to satisfy job-oriented training. Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid state motor vehicle operator license to operate vehicles up to one ton. During rescue operations, incumbent may come into contact with human blood or other potential infectious materials which may result in possible exposure to blood borne pathogens. The employee must obtain and maintain current Emergency Medical Technician certification commensurate with the level of their duties. This position is covered as a rigorous/primary position. This position is covered by the Civilian Drug Abuse Testing Program. Employee must remain clean-shaven to insure integrity of mask fit for breathing apparatus.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.