FIREFIGHTER (HAZMAT/BASIC LIFE SUPPORT)

Washington Headquarters Services | Fairfield, PA

Posted Date 6/30/2020
Description Serves under the general supervision of a supervisory firefighter who outlines duties and responsibilities and issues general instructions, as required. The incumbent independently performs firefighter duties and as driver/operator of motorized firefighting equipment with Raven Rock Mountain Complex. Completed work is reviewed in terms of general adequacy.Your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as a firefighter and driver/operator for the Installation, a large nationally critical underground communications facility and three satellite sites with substantial quantities and varieties of combustible and valuable equipment and supplies.
  • Performs fire prevention inspections in areas where fire hazards are expected to be encountered. Inspects administration and office areas, warehouses, storage, assembly, industrial and other occupancies.
  • Assists the Supervisor and/or lead firefighter in the administration and operation of the shift. Performs such duties as assigning simple work details, directing emergency and routine operations, researching fire codes and regulations, and attending meetings. In
    the absence of a lead firefighter, on approximately twenty-five percent of the shifts, performs the duties associated with that position.
  • Assigns daily duties to crew members such as inspections, work details, and station maintenance. Operates and directs others in the operation of alarm room equipment including radios, fire alarm reporting systems, a computer aided dispatch system, and telephones. Answers incoming calls, routes them to their proper destination, alerts proper agencies to respond, makes notifications, and maintains a journal of all activities.
You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability to
GS-07. Creditable specialized experience includes: experience operating motorized firefighting equipment including pumpers, tankers, rescue vehicles and crash fire vehicles; Directed others in the operation of alarm room equipment including radios, fire alarm reporting systems, computer aided dispatch system and telephones. Managed respirator and cardiac emergencies with treatment that included cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

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). 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.

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

All qualifications and education requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

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