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Company: Department of the Air Force
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Duties Continued from Summary: 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:--- Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts a complete incident analysisPerforms Basic Life Support.--- Drives and operates firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fighting (ARFT) vehiclesPerforms 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 facilitiesMaintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.--- Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.--- This position will support the Federal Government's response to efforts to COVID-19Requirements 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 72 hour week on a 24 hour on/24 hour off basis which includes weekends and holidaysMay be subject to recall.--- This is a Testing Designated PositionThe employee is subject to random drug testing (IAW 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 Communication Center (FACC).--- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.--- This position requires a pre-employment physical/medical examinationQualifications 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 Fire Protections and Prevention Series 0081SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to Federal experience at the next lower grade (GS-06) level or equivalent (grade level, pay schedule, pay band, etc.) and is described in detail in my resumeAn example of creditable 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 preventionFEDERAL 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 requirementsKNOWLEDGE, 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 principals 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 HAZMAT incident analysisMAXIMUM 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 appointmentIndividuals who are past the maximum entry age limit (37 years) and have prior Federal civilian firefighter experience covered by title 5 U.S.Csection 8336(c), need to upload their first Appointment SF50's into a GS-0081 position to verify if age waiver is still required or if that time can be subtracted from your current age and qualify for reentry without the age waiverEffective 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: Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, HAZMAT Technician, Apparatus Driver/Operator-Pumper and Apparatus Driver/Operator - ARFT: and possess State or 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/secondary under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C8331(21), 5 U.S.C8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902]PART-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 Additional 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 information120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing dateApplicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occurMilitary Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected and placed at the highest grade for which they appliedYou must include a completed copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSPClick here to obtain/download a copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-C

Keywords: Department of the Air Force, Niagara Falls , FIREFIGHTER (HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN/BASIC LIFE SUPPORT) with Security Clearance, Engineering , Niagara Falls, New York

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