Department of the Air Force - Clear, 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 .

A term appointment does not confer eligibility for noncompetitive movement to other positions or for reappointment after separation from employment. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance, are covered under the Federal Retirement System, and are eligible to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan.

Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to this position.


U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a firefighter assigned to a crew engaged in structual firefighting and rescue operations and assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards.

--Performs structural firefighting duties on large installation with predominantly large multistoried buildings and congested industrial/storage and distribution areas;

--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;

--Engages in hazardous materials containment and control as a first responder;

--Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities; and

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

To be eligible, you must meet one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position and that are typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience may have been gained performing various firefighter duties such as (1) controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; (2) rescue operations; (3) detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; (4) operation of fire communications equipment; (5) controlling hazardous materials incidents and/or (6) developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. OR

B. Successful completion of a 2-year course of study in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study. OR

C. An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

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 of basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operations, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.

2. Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy.

3. Knowledge of and ability to apply emergency first aid techniques.

4. Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.

5. Skill in operating communications equipment.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MVO : For those positions requiring employees to drive motorized firefighting equipment, candidates must possess and maintain a valid State motor vehicle operator's license of the appropriate classification or kind.

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED : Effective 1 Jun 00, all DOD firefighters and contract fire and emergency service personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for promotion to that level. Applicants must provide a list of current firefighter related licenses and certificates on their resumes; otherwise, applicant will be rated Not Qualified, (NQ). Do not include copies of certificates when you submit the resume; however, be prepared to submit by fax a current firefighter certification during the selection process to verify qualification requirements for the position, if requested. Certification requirements for this position are: Firefighter I & II, HAZMAT Awareness, and HAZMAT Operations (under NFPA standards adopted by DoD). MUST SUBMIT COPIES

Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program.

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

Employee is required to work a 72-hour week on a 24-hour on/24 hour off basis which includes weekends and holidays. May be subject to recall.

This is a Testing Designated Position. Employee is subject to random drug testing (IAW HQ USAF letter dated 29 Jan 90.)

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

The work requires the employee to drive motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driving license is required.

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

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

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

Employee is required to become certified by the DoD Firefighter Certification System as Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I, II), Hazmat Operations, and Hazmat Awareness within 1 year.

This position is designated as a key position IAW AFR 40-910. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling of this position during an emergency are not available.

This position is emergency-essential (E-E). The incumbent of this position must meet all requirements of E-E positions and may be required as a condition of employment to take a series of vaccinations and annual boosters to immunize against anthrax and other diseases. During a crisis, the incumbent must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority. The incumbent may be required to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively. This meets the criteria of an E-E position and requires that the incumbent be removed from any military recall status.

Special Retirement Provision Authority : One of the following apply: FERS, position covered as a rigorous position under the Federal Employees Retirement System's special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8401(14), 5 USC 8412 (d), and 5 CFR 842.802]. Authority: DoD Memorandum, dated 31 Aug 89.
CSRS, Position covered as a primary position under the Civil Service Retirement System's' special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8331(21), 5 USC 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902]. Authority: OPM Memorandum, dated 26 Jun 89.

CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

Category 3 , Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.

Category 2 , Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.

Category 1 , Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

Your rating will be based on your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you category rating score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteran' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher)

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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. - 2 years ago - save job - copy to clipboard
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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...