Department of the Air Force - Keesler AFB, MS

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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.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" 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).

WHO MAY APPLY: Click 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)

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

Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Non-DoD Transfer ( OPM , VA , Dept of Labor, etc.)


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This is a designated Drug Testing position
  • DoD Firefighter Certification is required
  • A valid driver's license is required

DUTIES: Back to top
  • The primary purpose of this position is to perform fire prevention and inspection duties designed to detect and reduce or eliminate fire hazards in a high fire expectancy area.
  • Conducts an information program to elicit support and involvement in fire prevention, detection, and suppression. Secures client interest through emphasis of pertinent fire prevention topics and developing messages from actual fire incidents.
  • Performs regular and periodic fire protection inspections for all areas of the installation where the potential severity and expectancy for fire is high and involves hazards that are difficult to recognize and, once identified, require advanced or innovative methods to reduce or eliminate them.
  • Inspects, tests, and corrects deficiencies on a variety of fire protection systems, many of which are complex or designed for a specific operation or hazardous condition, (e.g., carbon dioxide cascade systems, halon total flood systems, heat rise detection systems, and interlock systems).
  • Reviews engineering plans and specifications for new construction, alteration, and extension of existing structures.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience reviewing plans for new construction, alternations and/or extensions of existing structures; inspecting and correcting deficiencies in a variety of fixed fire protection systems, which are complex and/or designed for the specific operation and hazard; maintaining familiarity with the layout and contents of buildings, locations of fire protection systems, and other similar characteristics of the installation; participating with fire prevention or safety engineers in studying fire prevention problems; adapting standard fire prevention practices and procedures to local requirements; researching technical manuals, fire codes, or trade reference books to gain additional information and ascertain the fire characteristics of new or unusual types of combustibles or other hazardous materials and recognize conditions of high fire expectancy and severity; using tact and firmness in dealing with all levels of management in gaining acceptance of good fire prevention practices.


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

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 recognized standards covering fire protection and prevention techniques and procedures; agency and installation manuals, rules, and regulations; and federal, state, and local fire protection/prevention ordinances and building codes.

2. Knowledge of the theory of fire propagation and progression and the application of accepted techniques and principles to reduce/eliminate hazards in a specialized environment with a high fire expectancy and potential for severity.

3. Knowledge of the layout, design, construction, and contents of buildings; locations of fire protection systems; and other similar characteristics of the installation; and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layout including the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems when work is associated with active aircraft.

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

5. Ability to develops and conduct training, education, and information programs for a variety of client groups; to maintain good working relations and to use tact and firmness when dealing with operating officials; and to communicate orally and in writing.

6. Ability to recognize new or unusual types of combustibles or other hazardous material, determines their fire expectancy and severity, and adapts fire protection/prevention techniques to correct conditions or hazardous situations.

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.


1. Employee is required to be certified by the DoD Firefighter Certification Program as Fire Inspector I & II and Fire Instructor I.

2. Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program.

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

4. The employee may be required to work rotating shifts which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or one 24 hour shift per week (if required to perform the qualifications of the position change4 May be subject to recall. May be required to participate in on-scene firefighting duties during emergencies, low-manning periods, or during stand-by hours while on 24 hour shift. These duties require heavy lifting and physical exertion.

5. This position is designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian drug-testing program. As a mandatory requirement for employment in the TDP, the incumbent is to (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (b) if required, submit to a urinalysis testing. The selectee must sign statements acknowledging the position is identified as a TDP.

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

7. The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required.

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

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

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

11. Special Retirement Provisions Authority: Per OPM Letter dated 26 JUN 89 and DOD Memorandum dated 31 AUG 89, one of the following apply:


-Position covered as a secondary position under the Federal Empoloyees’ Retirement System’s special retirement provisions (5 U. S. C. 8412(d)).


-Position covered as a secondary position under the Civil Service Retirement System’s special retirement provisions (5 U. S. C. 8366(c)).

12. This position is mission essential and duties performed are vital to the continuity of essential operations during emergency situations. The incumbent must report to and remain at their duty station during the periods leading up to, and during the emergency conditions, regardless of any general dismissal authority. The incumbent must continue to perform the mission essential duties until relieved by proper authority.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8 0 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.

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.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, February 23, 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 838215. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

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. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so 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., and
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)
· Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, 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., HRS 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 :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
500 Fisher Street Room 213

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