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FIREFIGHTER (HAZMAT TECH/BLS) with Security Clearance

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Duties SUMMARY CONT.: to respond to the presence or potential releases of hazardous materials for the purpose of stopping or controlling the release, and to conduct performance of noninvasive emergency medical procedures to provide Basic Life Support (BLS)DUTIES:--- This position will support the Federal Government's response to efforts to COVID-19Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts a complete incident analysisPerforms Basic Life SupportInitiates--- Drives and operates firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.--- Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great.--- Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities.--- Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilitiesComplies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environmentRequirements Conditions of Employment--- U.SCitizenship Required--- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF RegulationsIf receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreementMore information on PCS requirements, may be found at: This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program--- Disclosure of Political Appointments--- 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 144 biweekly rotating work schedule (48 on, 72 off, 48 on, 72 off, 48 on, 48 off) which includes weekends and holidaysMay be subject to recall.--- This is a Testing Designated PositionThe employee is subject to random drug testing (IA W 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 vehicleAn 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 (F ACC).--- Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.--- Performs other related duties as assigned.--- Pre-employment physical is required Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0081, Fire Protection and Prevention SeriesSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-06, or equivalent in other pay systemsExamples of specialized experience includes (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 preventionNote: Your resume must show supporting detail in describing your experience, please be clear and specificWe will not make assumptions regarding your experienceFEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligibleOne year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 levelTIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeksNOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirementsMAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: Title 5 U.S.C3307 authorizes the head of any agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary and rigorous firefighterFor initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointmentThis age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian firefighting position covered by title 5 U.S.Csection 3307 provisions OR to qualified veteran preference eligibles who may be eligible for waivers in accordance with section 3 of DoDI 1400.25-V336NOTE: Applicants who are past the maximum entry age, are re-entering into a primary/rigorous position and have previous special retirement coverage service - may be eligible to be rehired or reinstated to a primary/rigorous covered position without requiring a maximum entry age waiver if he/she will be able to complete 20 years of covered service by age 57Effective 1 Jun 00, all DoD firefighters and contract fire and emergency service personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for promotion to that levelApplicants must list their current firefighter related licenses and certificates on their resumesPlease attach copies of certifications when you submit the resume to verify qualification requirements for the positionCertification requirements for this position are: Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I, II), HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, HAZMAT Technician, Apparatus Driver Operator - Pumper, Apparatus Driver Operator - Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF), Apparatus Driver Operator- Mobile Water Supply (MWS), and possess National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)- Basic Life Support (EMT-B) certificationIMPORTANT: If you have received a Student ID# for the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program website ( ) please provide a copy of your most recent certification transcriptNote: If you do not know your Student ID, you may contact the AFCEC Reachback center at If you do not have a Student ID and/or cannot access the Certificate Program site, you must upload a copy of your individual certifications or transcript at the time of your application or you will be removed from considerationSpecial Retirement Provisions Authority: FERS Position covered as rigorous under the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C8401(14), 5 U.S.C8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802]Position covered as rigorous under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C8331(21), 5 U.S.C8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902]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, and the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to waterflow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc.--- Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures; and of basic and specialized building design, construction, and occupancy.--- Knowledge of hazardous materials emergency response procedures, equipment, identification, and mitigation actions.--- Knowledge of Basic Life Support techniques and protocols; and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.--- Skill in operating communications equipment.--- Ability to maintain good working relations; to communicate orally and in writing; to lift and carry heavy loads; to apply Basic Life Support techniques and protocols; and to conduct complete HAZMA T incident analysisPART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time workYou must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per weekVOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social)Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employmentYou will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experienceEducation This job does not have an education qualification requirementAdditional information 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 well qualified or above for this positionYou must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty locationEmployed 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 AnnuitantsClick here for more informationCurrent Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment t

Keywords: Department of Defense, Chicopee , FIREFIGHTER (HAZMAT TECH/BLS) with Security Clearance, Other , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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