Firefighter (Basic Life Support)

Washington D.C.
May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program and requires a signed DA Form 5019-R. Must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Must possess Department of Defense Certifications: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumper, and Hazardous Operations. (Please include all certifications with your application, failure to do so could result in an incomplete application.)
  • Must participate in the Wellness Program to include Annual physial, structured physical evaluation and tri-annual physical performance evaluation.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) or any state EMT-B certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License, and must obtain required licensure to operate a firefighting vehicle within nine (9) months of appointment.
  • Must obtain a Government Driver's certification within six (6) months from effective date of appointment.
  • Position may require five (5) percent travel.
  • Must possess or obtain DODFC or equivalent certifications: Driver/Operator Aerial, Hazardous Materials Technician, Telecommunicator I and II, Confined Space Rescue within nine (9) months of appointment.
  • Must obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification to include 100a, 200a, 700a, and 800b.
  • This position is covered as a rigorous position under the Federal Employees Retirement System's special retirement provisions, 5 U.S.C., 8412(d). Authority: Department of Defense Memorandum 13-November-1989.
  • Requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)
  • Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; rescue operations; detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; operation of fire communications equipment; controlling hazardous materials incidents; and/or developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention. The work performed should be at the next lower grade level (GS-06) or equivalent.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

    • Emergency Communication
    • Emergency Medical Care
    • Fire Suppression

    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-06).

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 12 position
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

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