SUPERVISORY FIREFIGHTER (BASIC LIFE SUPPORT/HAZMAT TECH)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Apr 16, 2021
Closes
Apr 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: Serves as the Supervisory Firefighter for the Directorate of Operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. APG Sits on more than 72,500 acres in Harford County, MD and offers recreation, sports, golf, pools, child/day care facilities. The area offers housing, public, private & parochial school systems, and major colleges. Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia offer additional cultural & recreational activities. APG is a great place to work and live
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Responsibilities

  • You will serve as a Captain in charge of the daily tactical assignments (emergency or routine) of a shift of firefighters for the Directorate of Operations Fire Protection and Prevention Division at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
  • Directly supervising firefighters, and filling the role of the Assistant Chief in his/her absence.
  • The Captain represents the department when needed in dealing with installation or other outside agency officials on fire protection issues.
  • Interacting with other emergency officials on and off the installation in the event of an emergency response.
  • Serving on committees and assign special projects to committee members that require extensive fire protection and prevention knowledge.
  • Informing the crew of work requirements, policies and other information from the supervisor.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
9

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This is an Obligated Position.
  • Position may be filled by temporary promotion not to exceed one (1) year.
  • Position may be filled by temporary reassignment not to exceed one (1) year.
  • Temporary promotion/temporary reassignment may be extended up to a maximum of five (5) years.
  • Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be made permanent without further competition.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be required to pass entry level and annual re-certification of non punitive physical fitness program.
  • Mandatory Drug testing designated position. Individual agrees to submit to a urinalysis on a recurring basis, in accordance with AR 600-85.
  • Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position requires Basic Life Support training certification from, or in accordance with, the American Heart Association and American Red Cross. Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • Incumbent must possess Certifications in accordance with the current version of the Department of Defense Instruction (Dodi) 6055.06M, along with authority having jurisdiction requirements.
  • Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • This position is subject to two year trial period.
  • Incumbent is subject to completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 45lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • This position is supervisory as defined by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG). A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.


Qualifications

NOTE: This position is obligated. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights based on active military service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served an overseas tour(s). In accordance with 5 CFR 353 or AR 690-300, Chapter 352, the previous incumbent has reemployment rights to this position. Occupancy of this position is limited to the return of former incumbent with statutory reemployment rights under 10 USC 1586. Do you understand this means you may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights and will sign a statement prior to appointment acknowledging these rights.

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

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 .

MP Specialized Experience Statement: Specialized Experience is defined as one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service which includes Experience leading assigned personnel in firefighting activities, such as search and rescue, HAZMAT incidents, crash/rescue operations and medical emergencies.

This position requires the incumbent to possess and to then maintain the following DoD, IFSAC, or ProBoard certifications: Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, HAZMAT Technician, HAZMAT Incident Commander, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), or State of Maryland Emergency Medical (EMT). (NOTE: To be considered, you must upload and attach the certifications to your application package.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Fire Suppression
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Technical Competence


FIREFIGHTER SECONDARY RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position has been identified by Department of Army and approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as a secondary position for special retirement coverage as identified in 5 CFR 831 Subpart I for CSRS Retirement coverage and 5 CFR 842 Subpart H for FERS retirement coverage. This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information, follow this link: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/FF_2nd_SRC.pd

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-08).

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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.
  • One year Supervisory trial/probationary period may be required.
  • 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.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - FireFighter position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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