Department of the Air Force - Lackland AFB, TX

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight



…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.



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ilitary service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

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

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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

Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities -

Schedule A, click


for additional information

Executive Order (EO) 12721

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)


Non-DoD Transfer (




, Dept of Labor, etc.)


Veterans Employment


Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans


U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance

This is a drug testing position

This is a key position

This position requires a pre-employment physical

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The primary purpose of this position is to
serve as a Lead Firefighter responsible for a major piece of firefighting
equipment and its regularly assigned crew of three or more firefighters engaged
in airfield and structural firefighting and rescue operations and the reduction
and/or elimination of potential fire hazards.


Lead a crew of three or more firefighters,
including at least one firefighter (GS-07 or military equivalent) assigned to
man a major piece of motorized firefighting equipment such as a pumper, aerial
ladder truck, or Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle in firefighting
and rescue operations.


Direct firefighting crew in the operations
of firefighting vehicles and equipment.

Direct driver-operator or drive to the scene of the fire following a
predetermined route or selecting an alternate when necessary, and position the
vehicle considering factors such as wind direction, source of water, and
hazards from falling structures.


Direct assigned crew in the performance of
crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling complex (e.g.,
bombers, cargo, and passenger) aircraft; the performance of structural
firefighting duties for a variety of facilities which may include research
and/or large industrial complexes; and the performance of hazardous material
(HAZMAT) containment and control and/or Basic Life Support duties.


Lead assigned crew and perform emergency
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.

Assign crew members to perform maintenance of
firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.

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

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At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent.

Specialized experience must include

experience that demonstrated the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the
position. Such duties may include (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.


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


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 firefighter.

Federal Time-In-Grade

(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:
Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07or 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:


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


Knowledge of emergency first aid
techniques; safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards,
regulations, and/or orders; and HAZMAT emergency response procedures,
equipment, and identification.


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


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


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


Ability to provide leadership and integrate
the actions of a crew under emergency conditions.



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.




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


education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.




Employee must participate in a mandatory
physical fitness program.


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


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

May be subject to recall.


This is a Testing Designated Position.

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


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


The work requires the employee to drive a
motor vehicle.

An appropriate, valid
driver’s license is required.


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


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


Employee is required to be certified by the
Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighter Certification System as Fire Officer I,
Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter
I, II), HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, HAZMAT Technician (under NFPA
standards adopted by DoD), Apparatus Driver Operator-Aircraft Rescue and
Firefighting, Apparatus Driver Operator-Pumper, and possess State or National
Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) - Basic Life Support (EMT-B)


current NREMT-BLS certification.


position is designated 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 the position
during an emergency are not available.


Retirement Provisions Authority: Special retirement coverage is pending.

When approved, one of the following will


FERS: Position covered as rigorous under
the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 USC
8401(14), 5 USC 8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802].

Authority: Pending



CSRS: Position covered as a primary
position under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters
[5 USC 8410(14), 5 USC 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902].

Authority: Pending

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.

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program

. In addition to your take-home pay, click


for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit

: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click



To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8


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


for more information.


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

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.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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.

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

For 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


be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 16, 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


for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 971286. Fax your documents to



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 continously numbers from number one, while the Questionniare starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.



for the OPM Form 1203-FX.

3. Fax all required documents to


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

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



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

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources


modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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


Online Application




  • 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., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may 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




Eligibility Documentation,

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



if qualifying based on education or positive education series.


Phone: (800)525-0102

TDD: 800-382-0893

Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG

Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center


1720 Patrick Street Ste 1



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