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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Firefighter (Intermediate Life Support)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NCAS141710151175121D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,212.00 to $61,377.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 4, 2014 to Sunday, August 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0081-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 14 July 2016

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is a Firefighter located in the Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire Protection and Prevention Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. You will serve as a fully trained member of a firefighter crew, engaged in the protection of life and property. The employee carries out firefighting, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Intermediate and driver/operator duties within established protocols and Standard Operating Guidelines. This is a TERM position not to exceed 14 July 2016.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

 

This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date.  For more information follow this link.

Primary Firefighter:

http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/FF-Primary-SRC.pdf

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel on duty may be required 5% of the time

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position requires the employee to work 72 hours per week
  • This is a TERM position not to exceed 14 July 2016
  • A personnel security investigation is required.
  • Moving expenses will NOT be authorized
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship

DUTIES:

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  • Work as a member of a firefighting crew engaged in the protection of life and property.
  • Serve as driver-operator of major firefighting equipment.
  • Provide basic and intermediate life support treatment to patients within a pre-hospital environment.
  • Perform patient assessment and intervention to include circulatory assessment.
  • Conduct and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs) in accordance with local protocol.
  • Direct fire and emergency medical personnel in responding to medical emergencies to provide care for the sick and injured.
  • Perform CPR and advanced airways techniques.
  • Make appropriate decisions relative to firefighting and rescue operations in order to preserve life, property and the environment.
  • Perform fire inspections, maintenance and testing of extinguishing systems and portable extinguishers.
  • Respond to medical, aircraft, vehicle emergencies and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Perform firefighting techniques associated with structures and grounds, including shops, offices, warehouses, barracks, aircraft, brush, vehicle and hazardous materials.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Work as a fully trained member of a firefighting crew engaged in the protection of life and property. Provide basic and intermediate life support treatment to patients in a pre-hospital environment; direct fire and emergency medical personnel in responding to medical emergencies. Perform maintenance tasks on firefighting and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) apparatus, equipment and facilities. Perform inspections, maintenance and testing of firefighting extinguishing systems and portable extinguishers. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

 

Selective Placement Factors:

  • This position requires Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. EMT certification MUST be at the Intermediate (EMT-I/99) or higher level issued by the State of Virginia or National Registry. (You must upload a copy of your unexpired certification with your application package to be considered for this position).
  • This position requires that you possess the Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications issued by one of the following: Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighter Certification, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or National Professional Qualification System (NPQS)/ProBoard. (You must upload copies of your certifications with your application package to be considered for this position).

 

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of firefighting and fire prevention techniques and theory
  • Skill in performing a full range of firefighting duties
  • Skill in performing a full range of intermediate life support/paramedic duties
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Skill in the use of highly specialized firefighting and EMS apparatus and equipment


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


 

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.
  • This position requires that you possess the Airport Firefighter certification issued by one of the following: DoD, IFSAC or  NPQS/ProBoard OR be able to obtain the Airport Firefighter certification within one year of your start date. (If you possess the Airport Firefighter certification, please upload this certificate with your application package to be considered for this position.)
  • Shift work and/or rotating shifts are required to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, and holidays and in other situations.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.
  • Required to pass pre-employment and annual firefighter physical, and locally established physical agility test.
  • This position requires the employee to work 72 hours a week, which includes working weekends and holidays and may be subject to recall after normal tour of duty in cases of emergencies.
  • This position requires the employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing weighting up to 100 pounds.
  • This position requires that you possess the Driver Operator Pumper certification issued by one of the following: DoD, IFSAC or NPQS/ProBoard. (You must upload this certificate with your application package to be considered for this position.)
  • This position requires that you possess the HAZMAT Awareness and HAZMAT Operations certifications issued by one of the following: DOD, IFSAC or NPQS/ProBoard. (You must upload these certificates with your application package to be considered for this position.)
  • This position is subject to comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements. This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will participate in drug urinalysis testing, unless currently occupying a TDP within the Department of Defense.

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.

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.

  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • This is a Career Program positioin (CP-12)


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Sunday, August 17, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent 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, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1175121. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA NCR Fort Belvoir
Fort Belvoir
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center ATTN
5800 Putnam Road Bldg 320 Suite 126
Fort Belvoir, VA
22060-5821

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

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


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Job Announcement Number:

NCAS141710151175121D

Control Number:

377094000