Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time

  • You will monitor the accomplishments of the fire prevention inspections of all structures and ships in the shipyard as performed by the regional service providers and/or ship forces.
  • You will provide guidance and liaison for all mutual aid municipal off-station fire and emergency service issues affecting and impacting Shipyard personnel and/or operations.
  • You will serve as the emergency point of contact for all radiological shipment emergencies involving Shipyard radioactive materials.
  • You will coordinate special training and drill requirements for emergency responders, to be provided by the Shipyard.
  • You will conduct post-incident analysis, investigations, and root cause analysis to identify program control deficiencies and direct the development and maintenance of budget requirements in support of planning and operations.
  • Your will direct and oversee research and development of emerging Fire Protection Technologies and evaluate Command Fire Prevention/Protection posture by conducting risk management assessments.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Applicants must meet the Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements:
  • Candidates for firefighter positions must not have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. Information on exceptions and waivers:
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Department of Defense Fire Fighter Certification.
  • Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present (e.g. fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals). You will be required to participate in medical surveillance programs.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Providing supervisory management oversight of fire and emergency services pertaining to fire prevention programs:
  • Providing all aspects of supervisory duties/management of personnel under your cognizant.
  • Performing expert inspection, testing and maintenance of fixed fire protection systems, fire alarm and evacuation systems commonly in use in industrial facilities;
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) evaluating fire potential, and fire training;
  • Interpreting and identifying significant agency policies and practices intended to resolve issues or concerns to promote improvement efforts.
  • SME of radioactive materials and comprehensive emergency response and incident mitigation.
  • Performing Emergency Medical Services to include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Incumbent shall have attained the Department of Defense Fire Fighter Certification as accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (or equivalent).

Incumbent must meet certification requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q) as Incident Commander for response to Oil and Hazardous Substance incidents while acting as Facility Incident Commander.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Incumbent successfully completed: (Certificates must be provided)
  • Department of Defense Fire Fighter Certification as accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress or Proboard
  • Fire Officer I, II, III, IV
  • Fire Inspector I, II, III
  • Fire Instructor I,L II, III
  • Hazmat Incident Commander Certificate

  • Additional information

    COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

    Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

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