In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
In addition, your resume must also demonstrate the following:
GS-07: Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Serving as a Firefighter/Paramedic extinguishing fires, operating hose lines, set and climb ladders, make forcible entries, ventilate fire areas, conduct search and rescue operations performing medical services and operating a variety of hand tools, power tools, and related equipment.
GS-09: Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Serving as a Firefighter/Paramedic providing team support in delivery of fire suppression, emergency medical treatment and ambulance transport services, emergency communications, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, urban search/technical rescue emergencies and public education and training services.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Selectee must possess and maintain a valid and current:
· State drivers license.
· State or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (NREMT-P) certification.
· Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
At the GS-09 level, selectee must possess and maintain a valid and current:
· Department of Defense (DoD), International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or ProBoard Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification.
· DoD, IFSAC, or ProBoard Hazardous Material Awareness certification.
· DoD, IFSAC, or ProBoard Hazardous Material Operations certification.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/fire-protection-and-prevention-series-0081/
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.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.
This is a KEY position. This vacancy announcement pertains to positions that are essential in nature to the organization as Key Positions. If so, they shall NOT be filled by ready Reservists to preclude such position from being vacated during a mobilization. The successful applicant, if a ready Reservist, must request and receive approval of a transfer to the Standby Reserve or the Retired reserve, or must request and receive a discharge before the applicant is eligible to occupy any Key position covered by this vacancy announcement (Ref: 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 33: DoD Directive 1200.7.)
Selectee must obtain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) accreditation through the Inland County Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) within 60 days of employment, and adhere to basic scope of practice standards as defined in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
GS-07 Level only - Selectee must obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighter I and II, and a DoD Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations certification within 24 months of employment.
A pre-appointment physical examination is required.
Overtime, shift, weekend, and holiday work are regular requirements of this position.
Selectee will be required to work a 72 hour work week on a 24 hour shift and is subject to overtime and recall during off duty hours.
Work is performed in cold, hot and wet environments under strenuous conditions, toxic atmospheres, adverse weather conditions and extreme altitudes.
Selectee will participate in a mandatory physical fitness program within prescribed guidelines under the supervision of the work leader.
Selectee may be exposed to unsanitary conditions and communicable diseases.
Position requires walking, crouching, standing, and climbing high ladders, carrying heavy life support, safety, extrication, and fire extinguishing equipment into compromising areas.
Selectee must remain in proper physical and mental conditions to accomplish all tasks assigned.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Ability to perform paramedic services.
2. Skill in the operation and maintenance of Firefighting Equipment and apparatus.
3. Knowledge of firefighting theories and techniques (includes Hazmat).
4. Ability to communicate orally.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.