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Fort Meade, Maryland
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


About the Position: This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage. Thirty-seven (37) years is the maximum entry age (MEA) for covered primary firefighter positions. Persons not appointed by the last day of the month in which that individual reaches their 37th birthday shall not be originally appointed or assigned to these positions.

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  • Distribute and balance the workload among firefighters by making adjustments to day-to-day work in accordance with established priorities. Prepare work and watch schedules on a daily basis.
  • Lead vehicle inspections and perform proficiency training with assigned crew.
  • Insure all equipment and apparatus documentation is current; direct apparatus service tests and fire hydrant flow tests. Ensure completion of necessary forms to insure documentation.
  • Respond to fires, medical emergencies, confined space and technical rescue operations, wildland fires and hazardous material incidents directing the crew to perform firefighting tasks.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, motor vehicle collisions, industrial/construction accidents, trauma and other emergencies as required. Provide life saving measures to insure the best outcome of patients during their pre-hospital phase of treatment.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Must possess and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) Certification (or equivalent) for the following: - Firefighter I - Firefighter II - Fire Officer I
  • Must possess and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) Certification (or equivalent) for the following: - Fire Inspector I - Fire Instructor I - Hazardous Materials Awareness - Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Must possess and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) Certification (or equivalent) for the Maryland State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic, or possess National Registry EMT-B or any state certifications based upon the DOT National Standard.
  • Must possess/maintain a valid State Driver's License, and must obtain (within nine (9) months of appointment) and maintain whatever license is required to operate firefighting vehicles in the state of their license issuing agency.
  • Must be able to obtain a Government Driver?s Certification within 6 months of appointment.
  • Must possess or obtain within 9 months of appointment, and maintain DODFC Certification (or equivalent) for the following: - Hazardous Materials Technician - Hazardous Materials Incident Commander - Fire Officer II - Confined Space Rescue
  • Must possess or obtain within 9 months of appointment, and maintain DODFC Certification (or equivalent) for the following: - Telecommunicator I - Telecommunicator II
  • If EMT-B certification, or National Registry EMT-B or any state certifications based upon the DOT National Standard Curriculum is from another state, you must be able to obtain Maryland EMT-B within nine months from effective date of appointment.
  • Must possess or obtain within 9 months of appointment, and maintain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification to the 100a, 200a, 300, 400, 700a, and 800b levels.
  • May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.
  • Required to pass pre-employment and annual firefighter physical, and locally established physical agility test.
  • This position requires the employee to work 72 hours a week, which includes working weekends and holidays and may be subject to recall after normal tour of duty in cases of emergencies.
  • This position request the employee to wear a uniform and/or protective closing weighting up to 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to obtain a National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI) security clearance investigation.
  • This position may require temporary business travel approximately 5% of the time.


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)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

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: (1) Working as a fully trained member of a firefighting crew, directing members of the crew in the care and maintenance of firefighting apparatus and equipment. (2) Directing crew in the full performance of firefighting tasks such as, structures, equipment, facilities, hazardous waste, wild fire response and confined space and high angles rescues. Provide and/or assist in training firefighters in firefighting, emergency management services, fire prevention, fire techniques and procedures. (3) Assigning fire prevention tasks to crew members and review their work.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Accountability
  • Emergency Response
  • Firefighting Equipment

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).

Age requirement: Maximum entry age is 37 years. Applicant must not have reached age 37 at the time of appointment, unless proof is provided of prior Federal service in another primary covered position.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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 - Safety and Occupational Health position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

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).
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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