The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See:http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/; http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/fire-protection-and-prevention-series-0081/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by TAG:Closing Date.
For the GS-07 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
· Operate motorized firefighting equipment including pumpers, tankers, rescue vehicles, and crash fire vehicles, exercising thorough knowledge of equipment capabilities and Installation physical characteristics.
· Direct others in the operation of alarm room equipment including radios, fire alarm reporting systems, computer-aided dispatch system and telephones. Utilize hazard and risk assessment techniques to form an incident analysis by surveying the area, materials, containers, weather, research sources, and monitoring equipment.
· Manage respiratory and cardiac emergencies as an Emergency Medical Technician with treatment that includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
· Assign duties to crew members such as inspections, work detail and station maintenance.
· Perform all tasks associated with being a HAZMAT Technician.
For the GS-06 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
· Serve as a firefighter and driver/operator
· Perform fire prevention inspections
· Perform all tasks associated with being a HAZMAT operations level responder
· Assist in performing in medical emergencies involving initial and on-going patent assessment, and treatment that includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
For the GS-05 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
· Serve as a fire fighter and a Driver/Operator.
· Assist with fire prevention inspections
· Assist with all tasks associated with being a HAZMAT Operations level responder
· Assist in performing in medical emergencies involving initial and on-going patient assessment, and treatment that includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of Firefighting Operations
2. Knowledge of Hazardous Materials and Risk Assessment
3. Ability to respond to medical emergencies
4. Ability to perform fire prevention inspections
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: TAG:Closing Date
If substituting education for experience: Education/Training (for positions at GS-5 and below): Appropriate firefighter training may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis. Successful completion of a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university with major study in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study is qualifying for GS-5.
If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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. For further information, click on the following link:
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in DoD, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
PHYSICAL EXAM: Yes
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible (Work shift is 24 hours per day, 48 hour shifts, 144 hours per pay period)
RELOCATION EXPENSES (GOVERNMENT HOME SALE): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Non-Exempt
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position is covered as a rigorous position under the Federal Employees Retirement System's special
retirement provisions, 5 U.S.C., 8412(d). Authority: Department of Defese Memorandum 13 November 1989.
Delegated Examining -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
This position is emergency essential (E-E). In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority. The incumbent or the designated alternate may be required to take part in readiness exercises. The position cannot vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively; therefore, the position is designated "key" which requires the incumbent, or designated alternate, to be screened from military recall status.
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: Candidates who possess experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate qualify ranking factor(s). Candidates are highly proficient in all of the job requirements and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or within a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.
Highly Qualified: The next lower category for candidates that meet the minimum qualification of the position and are proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require minimum training and/or orientation in order to perform the duties of the position.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. (
Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.