The ideal candidate for this position will possess the required firefighter certifications and experience in firefighting and rescue missions to provide basic life support functions to victims as needed. This position starts at a salary of $54,440 (GS-08). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center (MWEOC) team within FEMA.Learn more about this agency
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All MWEOC staff have emergency assignments and are considered deployed in place. Exercises and activations are planned and unplanned, and may require long hours, nights, weekends and holidays.
All MWEOC employees are: (1) required to use a government-issued electronic device (to include cellular phones); (2) subject to recall during emergency situations; and (3) required to perform work in locations both above and below ground.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
In this position, you will serve as a Firefighter (Basic Life Support) for the MWEOC facility and its mission partners. Typical assignments include:
- Using and maintaining firefighting equipment and maintaining equipment logs.
- Performing physical examination on patients and basic life support treatment of patients.
- Utilizing hazard and risk assessment techniques.
- Preparing patient care reports
Occasional travel - This position may require minimal non-emergency travel up to 5%.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591839700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.