Washington D.C.
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a FIRE PROTECTION INSPECTOR in the Naval District Washington Fire and Emergency Services (NDW F&ES) of NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA.

  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Selective Placement Factor: This position has a Selective Placement Factor, Fire Inspector I and II, Fire Instructor I and HAZMAT Awareness. Firefighter related certifications must have been awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD), International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or National Professional Qualifications Systems (Pro-Board) to meet the requirement. If you do not possess/submit copies of all of the above certifications you will be rated ineligible. Exception: Certification requirements do not apply to a position occupied by a DoD firefighter on May 31, 2000, provided the firefighter continued to occupy the same position. (Note: Certifications must be attached to your application package).

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    1) Providing cause and origin investigation, troubleshooting, hazard abatement follow-up, engineering reviews, and special compliance requirements; 2) Providing situational and/or classroom training regarding hazardous operations permit issuance, water distribution system testing, fire protections system testing and evaluation, facility pre-fire plans, and facility familiarization; and 3) Utilizing expertise to identify and categorize hazards, determine which laws, codes, regulations, criteria's, policies, or procedures apply.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
    Position is covered as a secondary position under the Civil Service Retirement System 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and Federal Employees Retirement System 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d). Authority: Department of Defense Memorandum dated 19-May-2014.
    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.
    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.
    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
    Physical Demands: Must be able to perform standard and non standard fire fighting duties, i.e., climb ladders, stand for long periods of time, run and carry up to 105 pounds without assistance. Must have eye and hand coordination and physical dexterity. Will be subject to long periods of physical exertion and stress.
    Work Environment: Will be exposed to adverse weather conditions; smoke, dust, fumes, flame, toxic gases, hazardous materials; high temperatures, explosions, falling objects, radiological products, ammunition and similar substances. Will be required to perform fire fighting functions and wear protective clothing and distinctive uniforms. Subject to severe injury or death. Work may involve shift or non-standard duty hours.

    This is a firefighter position. Applicants must meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications requirements: and Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements:


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