Lead Firefighter (Basic Life Support)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Communicate with other emergency response personnel to advise them of the status of a victim.
  • Direct the placement of firefighting equipment and personnel to obtain the best results.
  • Respond to emergencies and administer immediate medical treatment using established procedures and appropriate medical devices.
  • Determine the appropriate technique and the proper extinguishing agent to fight a fire.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • This position requires heavy physical effort in the frequent handling of objects such as hoses, cylinders, and extinguishers weighing 45 lbs. or more.
  • Must be able to pass pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) 6055.05M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
  • This position requires participation in the Fire Division's Fitness and Wellness Program that includes a cardiovascular physical fitness program IAW NFPA 1583 and DODI 6055.06.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • Work requires a valid U.S. Government motor vehicle operator's license within 3 months of employment.
  • The duties of this position meet the criteria for compliance with Federal and Department of the Army Drug Free Workplace Programs. This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter.
  • This position requires employees the wear of a uniform and appropriate safety apparel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • This position is subject to recall after normal duty hours and is subject to an uncommon tour of duty: 72 hours work per week (144 hours per pay period) which includes evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Employees assigned are required to be screened for applicable immunizations or pre-existing immunity based on occupational risk.
  • This position has a mandatory Hepatitis B immunization requirement. A candidate tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement consenting to Hepatitis B immunization.
  • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations.
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a valid Emergency Operators certification within 12 months of employment.
  • Due to the nature of this position, employees are required to work both planned and unscheduled overtime.


Qualifications

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.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • 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 .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: leading responses to fire and rescue incidents such as brush, forest, and structural fires, hazardous material spills, releases and containment and decontamination work; providing basic life support treatment to patients within the pre-hospital environment performing patient assessments and examinations and providing prompt and efficient patient care. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

Reciprocity is a State of Virginia requirement. The Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Virginia Department of Health, recognizes all current National Registry certifications for reciprocity. Individuals selected for this position must be able to obtain a State of Virginia Emergency Medical Services reciprocity for certification program, within 30 days of start date. An out of state-candidate coming into Virginia's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system with a current National Registry EMT certification will be required to complete an application for reciprocity and mail copies of EMS credential to the Division of Education Development of the Office of EMS within 30 days of start date. It is the employee's responsibility to obtain and maintain the appropriate Virginia EMT certification level while employed and holding the Firefighter-EMT position.

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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Decision Making
  • 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-07).

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).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ 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 .
  • 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.