Firefighter: Commander Naval Region Hawaii Deadline: July 12, 2017


Deadline: July 12, 2017

Salary: $26,800 to $39,107 Annually

Job Description:

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a FIREFIGHTER in the Navy Fire and Emergency Services at Commander, Naval Region Hawaii of COMMANDER NAVY REGION HAWAII, assigned to a crew engaged in airfield, shipboard and structural firefighting and rescue operations and assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards.
A Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) will be added to the stated salary. COLA is subject to change at any time.


The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or automatic external defibrillation (AED) during respiratory and cardiac emergencies.
  • Use hazard and risk assessment techniques to complete an initial hazardous materials incident analysis.
  • Drive a firefighting vehicle (e.g., pumper, aerial ladder truck, rescue truck, brush truck, quick-attack vehicle, airport rescue fire fighting vehicle).
  • Perform structural firefighting and rescue duties in buildings, housing units, or confined spaces to eliminated and control fires.
  • Operate firefighting equipment (e.g., hoses, ladders, hydrants) to fight structural fires.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-03 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: (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.
Have completed 2 full years above high school at an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other RELATED fields.
Have a combination of specialized experience and undergraduate -level education as described, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

This position requires the incumbent to possess the following certifications for the GS-04: Firefighter I and II and Airport Firefighter. These certifications must have been awarded by DoD, IFSAC or ProBoard to meet the requirement. If you do not possess all of the above certifications and you have not attached copies of your certifications you will be rated ineligible.

Your resume must demonstrate at least SIX months of general experience work or military service that has demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform teh duties of the position.
Have successfully completed ONE year of related education or training.
Have a combination of experience and education as described, which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirements.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM’s General Policies for information on crediting education. DEGREE AUDITS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
This is a firefighter position. Applicants must meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications requirements: and Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements:
This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Firefighter Retirement. Title 5 U.S.C. 3307 authorizes the head of an agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary firefighter. For initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. An applicant reentering into a Primary Firefighter position may have the maximum entry age adjusted based on prior covered Firefighter federal service. Applicants who are entitled to veteran’s preference may be eligible for a waiver to the maximum entry age requirement. Additional information may be obtained from
-Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
-Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
-Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.
-Must be able to wear personal type safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
-Requires rotating shift work.
-Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver’s license

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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