Lead Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Materials Technician)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
Posted
Jun 22, 2021
Closes
Jun 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This Lead Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Material Technician) GS-0081-08 position with the Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire Prevention and Protection Division, is located at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

*Fort A.P. Hill falls under the Richmond general schedule pay scale, with a locality pay of 19.95%. Fort A.P. Hill does not fall under the Washington, DC metropolitan area pay scale.*
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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a Lead Firefighter directing the operation of one major piece of firefighting apparatus and an ambulance crew.
  • Performs a variety of firefighting, EMT and Hazardous Material Technician duties.
  • Operates emergency-transport vehicles and equipment such as telephone and radio-communications equipment and systems.
  • Performs fire protection inspections and maintains records of deficiencies found.
  • Responds to accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illnesses.
  • Analyze hazardous materials incidents and develop a plan of action to include safety considerations and appropriate decontamination procedures.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business Travel 5%

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. You will be required to sign a DA 5019 and take and pass a urinalysis test prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Must be able to pass pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations IAW DoD 6055.5M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
  • This position requires the employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Incumbent is required to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations and may be required to remain in duty after the official shift ends, i.e. mandatory overtime; recall to duty.
  • The work requires the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid state and government driver's license is required as well as Vehicle Operations certification to operate all vehicles assigned to the Department.
  • This position requires you to work 72 hours per week (144 hours per pay period) to include weekends and holidays and may be subject to recall after normal tour of duty in cases of emergencies.
  • This position requires participation in a cardiovascular physical fitness program
  • This position requires the incumbent to successfully complete an annual Job Performance Test.
  • See Additional Information for Additional Conditions of Employment.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service which includes directing personnel in firefighting activities and medical emergencies, analyzing hazardous materials incidents and selecting appropriate decontamination procedures, conducting fire inspections and overseeing the maintenance of fire station and/or firefighting equipment and vehicles.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Decision Making
  • Emergency Communication
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Written Communication


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).

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualification requirements prescribed by OPM within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

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.
  • 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 - Safety position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • 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.
  • NOTE: IMPORTANT, If you have received a Student ID# for the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program (FESCP) website (https://go.usa.gov/xdsTR), please provide a copy of your most recent certification transcript. NOTE: If you do not know your Student ID, you may contact the USAF/AFCEC Reachback Center at afcec.rbc@us.af.mil as the DOD FESCP administrator to access the system. If you do not have a Student ID and/or cannot access the Certificate Program site, you must upload a copy of your individual certifications or transcript at the time of your application or you will be removed from consideration.
  • Maximum Entry Age: (a) For initial appointments, you cannot have reached your 37th birthday by the day of appointment. (b) If you have passed the designated entry age limit noted, but have previously served in a covered position you may be eligible to re-enter the fire service provided that you: 1) meet all applicable qualifications for the position; and 2) will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered and creditable federal firefighter service by the time the federal firefighter reaches the age of 57. Prior service in covered positions and credit towards retirement may be subtracted from your age to determine if the federal firefighter meets the maximum entry age.
  • Proof of Age: This is an SRC covered Firefighter position, your application package MUST include a government issued document indicating your date of birth. Failure to submit this document will result in your application being marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive further consideration for this position.
  • 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 or see information posted in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/FF_Primary_SRC.pdf
  • NOTE: Required to obtain Virginia EMT-Basic reciprocity within three (3) months if you do not have Virginia EMT-Basic or NR-EMT.


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
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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
  • If you do not have one of the required certificates due to the DoD F&ES Certification Program delay - You may submit a provisional certificate, memorandum from the Fire Chief requesting the certificates, and/or another document showing completion of the course. PLEASE NOTE: If selected, you will not be placed into the position until the official certificate has been received from the DoD F&ES Certificate Program.
  • This position requires that you have the following Department of Defense (DOD) Firefighter Certification or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or National Professional Qualification System (NPQS)/ProBoard certification: Firefighter I and Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, Driver/Operator Pumper, Driver/Operator Water Mobile Supply (WMS), Driver/Operator Air Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic level or higher issued by State or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is also required.
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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