FIREFIGHTER
Department of the Air Force - Elmendorf AFB, AK

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight

and

win

…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values --

integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

WHO MAY APPLY:
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here

for more information.

You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.

**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service); and

Military Spouse of an Active Duty Military Member Registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

This is a Testing Designated Position, subject to random drug testing

This is a Key position

DUTIES:
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter assigned to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity engaged in airfield and structural firefighting and crash-rescue operations and assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards.

Drives and operates firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.

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Performs crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling predominantly large or complex aircraft (e.g., fighters, bombers, cargo, passenger).

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Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities which may include research and/or large industrial complexes.

Performs rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and prepare the victim(s) for transport to a medical facility.

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Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.

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Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade of GS-05 or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Examples of creditable specialized experience include

knowledge to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc, and basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc), techniques, and procedures.

AND

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/fire-protection-and-prevention-series-0081/

MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE:
Title 5 U.S.C. 3307 authorizes the head of any agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary and rigorous firefighter. For initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. This age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian fire fighting position covered by title 5 U.S.C. section 3307 provisions OR qualified veteran preference eligible’s covered by title 5 U.S.C. 3307.

***NOTE***

Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) “Operating Manual:

Qualifications Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions, Fire Protection and Prevention positions, web-page dated 22 Mar 1999.

FERS

  • Position covered as rigorous under the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters (5 U.S.C. 8401 (14), 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802).
Authority, USD Memo, dated 30 Dec 2004.

CSRS

  • Position covered as rigorous under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters (5 U.S.C. 8331(21), 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902).
Authority, USD Memo, dated 30 Dec 2004.

Federal Time-In-Grade

(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-05 grade level

or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1.

Knowledge to

drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc, and basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc), techniques, and procedures.

2.

Knowledge of basic building design, construction and occupancy and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms and/or oxygen supply systems.

3. Knowledge to apply emergency first aid techniques and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.

4. Skill in operating communications equipment, and in detecting and recognizing fire hazards (potential and immediate).

5.

Ability to maintain good working relations, to communicate orally and in writing, and to lift and carry heavy loads.

6.

Ability to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, and to apply emergency first aid techniques.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE

:

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You

MUST

provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

:

1.

Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program.

2.

Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management.

3.

The employee is required to work a 72 hour week on and 24 hour off basis which includes weekends and holiday.

May be subject to recall.

4.

This is a Testing Designated Position.

The employee is subject to random drug testing (in accordance with HQ-USAF letter dated 29 Jan 90).

5.

This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.

6.

The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle.

An appropriate, valid driver’s license is required.

7.

Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.

8.

May be required to work the Fire Alarm and Communications Center (FACC).

9.

May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT).

10.

May be required to perform duties associated with the operation of aircraft arresting barrier equipment.

11.

Employee is required to be certified Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter and Apparatus Driver-Operator for Pumper, Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) and Aerial vehicles (under NFPA standards adopted by DoD).

12.

Special Retirement Provisions Authority:
FERS - Position covered as rigorous under the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters (5 U.S.C. 8401(14), 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802).

Authority, USD Memorandum, dated 31 Aug 89.

CSRS - Position covered as rigorous under the CCRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters (5 U.S.C. 8331(21), 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902).

Authority, USD Memo, dated 21 NOV 03.

13.

This is a Key position.

Incumbents must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.

14.

Position requires a Secret security clearance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and
responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility,
qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all
instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or
consideration for employment.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the
documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your
responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or
does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of
"not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will
not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated
further.

BENEFITS:
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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program

. In addition to your take-home pay, click

here

for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit

: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

OTHER INFORMATION:
90-Day Register:
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which must include:

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

I

f your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

F

or qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours 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 insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package

must

be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

To begin the process, click the

Apply Online

button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the

Submit My Answers

button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click

here

for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 969269. Fax your documents to

1-478-757-3144

. All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire

View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

Please note:
The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in

Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.

This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

Click

here

for the OPM Form 1203-FX

3. Fax all required documents to

1-478-757-3144

. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.

You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking

here

.

Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources

WILL NOT

modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided by
the closing date of the announcement.

·

Online Application

(Questionnaire)

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Resume

  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your
resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your
resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.,
hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes
that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and
applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following
documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list
of required documents for all eligibilities may be located

here

:

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Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, Proof
of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

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Transcripts,

if qualifying
based on education or positive education series

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
AFPC RSC

Phone: (800)525-0102

TDD: 800-382-0893

Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG

Agency Information:
Elmendorf AFB

673 FSS/FSMC

8517 20TH STREET STE 203

ELMENDORF,
AK

99505

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