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Army Installation Management Command Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazmat Tech) in Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Summary About the Position: The primary purpose of this position is to serves as a fully trained member of a fire fighting crew when engaged in the protection of life and property. This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/FF_Primary_SRC.pdf Responsibilities Serve as a fully-trained member of a fire-fighting crew, engaged in the protection of life and property. Respond to alarms and combat fires and emergencies requiring the full performance of firefighting and emergency tasks. Rescue people in danger and removes people from buildings and other structures for first-aid treatment. Operate pumps, foam generators, ladders, and a variety of highly technical equipment, portable and stationary. Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles to the incidents reported. Assist in the performance of fire prevention inspections to identify potential fire hazards. Perform maintenance and housekeeping duties of equipment and facilities. As an Emergency Medical Technician, respond to on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illnesses. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens Standard Requirement: In order to be covered under the Primary/rigorous position under special retirement provisions of the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), new employees must be hired no later than the last day of the month after turning 37, 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). Authority: Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, 4 Oct 91. Previous service in positions approved for firefighter or law enforcement retirement is subtracted from the individual's chronological age to determine his or her age for this purpose. Only include service that would be contained in the individual's retirement service computation date. Temporary service time can not be utilized. Only primary (rigorous) positions have a maximum entry age, secondary (administrative/supervisory) positions do not. The maximum entry age for firefighter/law enforcement positions is applicable only when the individual is applying for a position covered by CSRS or FERS. The maximum entry age applies to each entry into a maximum-entry-age position unless the individual is transferring directly from another maximum-entry-age position. In order to qualify, you must meet the education or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-04Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes as defined by the following OPM Qualification Standard: (1) Control or extinguish fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; and (2) Operate fire communications equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-03). OR Education: Two years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 60. Add the two percentages. OR GS-05 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes as defined by the following OPM Qualification Standard: (1) Control or extinguish fires; (2) Perform and assist with rescue operations; and (3) Administer first aid to injured parties. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). OR Education: Four years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages. OR GS-06 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes as defined by the following OPM Qualification Standard: (1) Combat fires in difficult situations; and (2) Drive and operate firefighting apparatuses to include pumpers and aerial ladder trucks or train new firefighters with operating equipment and driving. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). OR GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes as defined by the following OPM Qualification Standard: (1) Prepare and prep rescue operations; (2) Detect, reduce, or eliminate potential fire hazards; and (3) Control hazardous materials incidents and/or develop, implement, or provide training in fire protection and prevention. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR - Certifications required by Grade * PLEASE NOTE ALL CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE. FAILURE TO UPLOAD A CERTIFICATION WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FOR THIS POSITION. GS-0081-04 Firefighter (Entry Level)Entry Level firefighters (GS-3 and GS-4 firefighters) must successfully complete any and all required training, to include being DoD Certified at the HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Airport Firefighter level within a maximum of 12 month. GS-0081-05 Firefighter HazMat Awareness HazMat Operations Firefighter II Airport Firefighter GS-0081-06 Firefighter (HazMat Tech/BLS) HazMat Awareness HazMat Operations Firefighter II Airport Firefighter Driver Operator - Pumper Driver Operator - Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Driver Operator - Aerial Driver Operator - Mobile Water Supply (MWS) GS-0081-07 Firefighter (HazMat Tech/BLS) HazMat Awareness HazMat Operations HazMat Technician Firefighter II Airport Firefighter Driver Operator - Pumper Driver Operator - Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Driver Operator - Aerial Driver Operator - Mobile Water Supply (MWS) National Registry EMT or Higher *You MUST submit a copy of the following: (list all DoD certification requirements from the PD) certified through DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification System, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or the Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (PRO-Board) (AND a State or National Registry EMT Certification Card indicating a future expiration date when applicable). If your application package does not contain proof of having these certificates, your application will be marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. NOTE: Rather than submitting individual DoD certificates, you may opt to use the DoD Lookup System website (http://www.dodffcert.com/), and then save and upload your one/two page individual report. (Rather than submitting your EMT Certification Card, you may print proof of current registration with NREMT from their website (https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/checkEmtStatus.asp) You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Emergency Medical CareFire SuppressionFirefighting Equipment Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone at the GS-06 and/or GS-07 level -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Fire Protection and Prevention position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.

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