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.
The GS-05 FirefighterÂ position requires the selectee to possess the following certifications: Firefighter I andÂ Firefighter II. The Firefighter related certifications must have been awarded by DoD, IFSAC or ProBoard to meet the requirement. If you do not attach all of the above certifications you will be rated ineligible for the GS-05 Firefighter position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-04:
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: Controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, governmental fire department brigade performing the following tasks: performing rescue operations or operating fire communications equipment. OR completed 2 full years above high school at an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields. OR possess a combination of specialized experience and undergraduate-level education as described above, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.Â If you are using education to qualify, you MUST attach a copy of your transcripts or you will be rated ineligible.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-05:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department brigade performing any of the following tasks: performing rescue operations; detecting, reducing, or eliminating potential fire hazards; operating fire communications equipment; and controlling hazardous materials incidents. OR completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields. OR possess a combination of specialized experience and undergraduate-level education as described above, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.Â If you are using education to qualify, you MUST attach a copy of your transcripts or you will be rated ineligible.
This is a firefighter position. Applicants must meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications requirements:Â Â http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS0000/0081.HTMÂ and Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements:Â http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/605506m.pdf.
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE:Â This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Firefighter Retirement.Â 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.Â An applicant reentering into a Primary Firefighter position may have the maximum entry age adjusted based on prior covered Firefighter federal service.Â 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 fromÂ http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025_vol336.pdf
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.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link:Â View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or 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.Â Â See OPM’s General Policies for information on crediting education.
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:Â http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Degree audit is not acceptable.
-A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.Â If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
-Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required.Â A tentative offer or employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment.Â Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing.Â Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.
-Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
-GS-04 selectees must successfully complete any and all required training, to include being certified at the Firefighter I and II levels within a maximum of 12 months.
-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 that includes weekends and holidays.
-This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.
-Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver’s license.
-Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
-May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Response (HAZMAT) Teams.
-Employee is required to obtain and maintain membership and certification with North Lake Country Emergency Medical Services System (NLCEMSS) within 120 days of employment.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.