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Fort Meade, Maryland
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time


About the Position: Fort Meade is located almost midway between the cities of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and is home to approximately 10,000 military personnel along with about 25,000 civilian employees. Approximately 6,000 family members reside on post. Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself, with a modern exchange mall, a commissary, state of the art fitness centers, historical library, RV Park and much more.
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  • Manage a Fire Protection and Inspection Program for fire prevention, detection, and supression.
  • Disseminate fire safety and prevention information through a variety of media outlets, such as the base bulletin, the base newspaper, special base events/gatherings, and regular orientations, and workshops.
  • Interact with employees and other installation members in all aspects of fire prevention.
  • Perform regular and periodic fire protection inspection for all areas of the installation.
  • Apply advanced and/or innovative methods to reduce or eliminate threats.
  • Identify and isolate potential fire hazards and/or safety deficiencies to initiate appropriate corrective actions.
  • Inspect, test and correct deficiencies on a variety of fire protection systems.
  • Review engineering plans and specifications for new construction, alteration and extension of existing structures.
  • Recommend changes and additions to ensure plans include appropriate fire protection requirements as called for in agency regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) buidling codes, and other applicable guidelines.
  • Serve as a member of firefighting, emergency medical technician, or hazardous materials team, to respond to fires, hazardous materials events, CBNRE events, natural disaster events, weapons of mass destruction, or traffic accidents.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). Pre-employment and random drug testing is required.
  • Must pass annual physical exams based on NFPA 1582 standards 2003 edition.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Government Driver's Certification within six (6) months.
  • Must possess and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) certifications (or equivalent) for Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, Fire Instructor I, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work 60 hours per week (120 hours per pay period) which includes at least one 24-hour shift and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • 5% travel may be required.
  • Subject to rotating shift work.
  • Position requires that you possess Maryland Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic, or National Registry EMT-B, or any state certification based upon the DOT National Standard Curriculum, if EMT-B is from National Registry or from another state.


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
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
    • 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: reviewing plans for a new construction to ensure fire safety compliance; inspecting and correcting deficiencies in a variety of fixed fire protections systems, which are complex and/or designed for the specific operation and hazard; and adapting standard fire prevention practices and procedures to local requirements. This experience is equivalent to the GS-07 grade level.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Prevention, Inspection, and Code Compliance
  • Fire/Life Safety Training, Public Education, and Outreach

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-07).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

  • 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.
  • This position requires you to possess and maintain Department of Defense (or equivalent) Firefighter I and II, Fire Inspector I and II, Fire Instructor I, and Hazardous Materials Operations. (Note: You MUST attach a copy of these certifications to your application packet.)
  • This position also requires that you possess Maryland Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic, or National Registry EMT-B, or any state certification based upon the DOT National Standard Curriculum, if EMT-B, or any state certification is from National Registry or form another state, must obtain Maryland EMT-B within 9 months of appointment.
  • This position requires you to possess or obtain within 9 months of employment the following certifications: Confined Space Rescue, DoD or equivalent Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Fire Officer I and II, Fire Instructor II. (Note: If you possess these certifications please attach a copy to your application packet).
  • This position requires you to obtain within 9 months of employment, National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification, to include 100a, 200a, 300, 400, 700a, and 800b levels. (Note: If you possess this certification please attach a copy to your application packet).
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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. 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 for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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