A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another component, bureau or Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR §575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive.
A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing, hiking and lifting heavy objects. Work may be performed on uneven, steep, rough, slippery, and/or rugged terrain. EMS, search and rescue, and structural and wildland fire activities involve walking long distances over rough terrain, carrying heavy loads, and using technical rescue equipment. Going without sleep for long periods of time is a common occurrence. You must be able to fly in a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft without ill effects.
The paramedic role often requires the lifting of patients and heavy firefighting equipment (in excess of 100 pounds), and can be within a confined working environment, including making access to a patient. It is also not uncommon for paramedics to defend themselves restraining a patient who is suffering from a medical or psychological emergency. You will be required to participate in wilderness Search & Rescue activities during emergencies; these duties require heavy lifting and physical exertion. NOTE: You will be required to participate in the NPS physical fitness program and any associated fitness testing programs.
You will often be subject to arduous and hazardous conditions such as working in remote and rugged terrain, working in inclement weather, consecutive work shifts exceeding 16 hours, frequent travel, smoke and dust, extreme changes in temperature and elevation. Nature of work requires use of protective clothing and equipment. Work is performed in an office setting, classroom, in the field, on trails, and in remote backcountry settings .Rescues, and EMS work involves frequent exposure to hazardous environments, hazardous flight landings and takeoffs, extremes in temperature, and exposure to communicable diseases. During Structure Firefighting activities, you will be subject to intense heat, smoke, volatile and explosive gases, toxic fumes, falling trees, collapsing structures, rolling rocks, and other life safety hazards that may cause serious injury or death.
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