Job Overview


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:



  • 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.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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