The selectee for this position will serve as a FIREFIGHTER in the FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DIVISION of NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA or CARDEROCK SPRINGS, MD.
- Not Required
- Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.
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.
These positions have required certifications as conditions of employment that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The conditions of employment are:
***GS-06: This position has a selective placement factor that requires the incumbent to possess the following certifications at the GS-6 level: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Driver/Operator-Pumper and Aerial. These certifications must have been awarded by DoD, IFSAC or ProBoard to meet the requirement. If you do not attach all of the above certifications you will be rated ineligible.***
***GS-05: This position has a selective placement factor that requires the incumbent to possess the following certifications at the GS-5 level: Firefighter I and Firefighter II. These certifications must have been awarded by DoD, IFSAC or ProBoard to meet the requirement. If you do not attach all of the above certifications you will be rated ineligible.***
In addition to certifications, these positions require specialized experience:
GS-06: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department brigade performing any of the following tasks: performing rescue operations; detecting, reducing, or eliminating potential fire hazards; operating fire communications equipment; and controlling hazardous materials incidents. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, governmental fire department brigade performing the following tasks: performing rescue operations or detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
Successful completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university with major study in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study is qualifying for GS-5. NOTE: Transcripts must be attached to your application in order to substitute education for experience.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements:
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.
If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work); therefore, your selection or start date may be impacted by proof and completion of all position requirements.
DEGREE AUDITS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
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.
This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.
Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided.
This is a firefighter position. Applicants must meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications requirements: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS0000/0081.HTM and Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/605506m.pdf.
This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Firefighter Retirement. Title 5 U.S.C. 3307 authorizes the head of an agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary firefighter. For initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. An applicant reentering into a Primary Firefighter position may have the maximum entry age adjusted based on prior covered Firefighter federal service. Applicants who are entitled to veteran's preference may be eligible for a waiver to the maximum entry age requirement. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025_vol336.pdf.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Perform an initial patient assessment in a medical emergency.
- Perform structural firefighting and rescue duties in buildings, housing units, or confined spaces to eliminate and control fires.
- Use specialized rescue equipment (e.g., heavy rescue apparatus, hydraulic rescue tool, rescue harness) to perform confined space and rope or rescue operations.
- Drive a firefighting vehicle (e.g., pumper, aerial ladder truck, rescue truck, brush truck, quick-attack vehicle, airport rescue fire fighting vehicle) to the scene of a fire.
- Perform on-scene surveys to implement initial hazardous materials mitigation actions.