Firefighter, ZS-0081-IV (equivalent7/8)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position.
IN ADDITION, the applicant MUST be able to meet the following selective placement factors (Screen out): 1) Skill in providing basic life support and emergency medical care as evidenced by a valid Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, EMT-B certificate. 2) Ability to respond to a hazardous materials incident at a minimum operational skill level as evidenced by a valid Hazmat Operations Level training certificate. 3) Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles to include pumper, hazmat, and ambulance vehicles on federal, state, and local highways as evidenced by a valid Maryland Class "B" driver's license or equivalent. 4) Knowledge of basic firefighting techniques and practices as evidenced by a valid Fire Fighter I certification. 5) Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles with water pump capabilities as evidenced by a valid Maryland Pumps class or equivalent certification. Please see "Required Documents" for the supporting certifications required when applying for this position.
Candidates competing for an initial appointment must not have reached their 37th birthday in order to be eligible for this position.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications
A probationary period may be required.
This is a drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent of this position will be subject to Random Drug Testing.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must certify that they have registered for the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law
This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, visit http://nist.gov/ohrm/apms.cfm
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your application package to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e., VRA, Peace Corps, Schedule A): if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied.
Applying as a Merit Candidates: Best qualified candidates (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview.
Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government), your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. More information about the three categories can be found at: Category Rating
Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate:To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must submit all requirement documents, satisfy all qualification requirements for the position, and receive a rating of 85 points or higher. Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at - CTAP/ICTAP
All applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies:
- Skill in providing basic life support and emergency medical care as evidenced by a valid Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, EMT-B certificate.
- Ability to respond to a hazardous materials incident at a minimum operational skill level as evidenced by a valid Hazmat Operations Level training certificate.
- Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles to include pumper, hazmat, and ambulance vehicles on federal, state, and local highways as evidenced by a valid Maryland Class "B" driver's license or equivalent.
- Knowledge of basic firefighting techniques and practices as evidenced by a valid Fire Fighter I certification.
- Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles with water pump capabilities as evidenced by a valid Maryland Pumps class or equivalent certification.
- Knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems.
- Knowledge of local, state, and Federal fire prevention ordinances and building codes, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations and procedures.
- Knowledge of firefighting equipment and apparatus.
- Skill in executing various firefighting, fire prevention and extinguishing methods.
- Ability to perform life support/saving activities.
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