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FIREFIGHTER (BASIC LIFE SUPPORT) – Hill AFB, Utah
Air Force Materiel Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 162301Start Date: 10/15/2019End Date: 10/21/2019
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 Series.
AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-06, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples 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 prevention.
*Note: In-service applicants can qualify with at least 1 year of specialized experience at either the next lower level (GS-06) or the second lower level (GS-05). However, for outside applicants (i.e., those without current or prior Federal competitive or excepted service), 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower level is required. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. 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: 1. Knowledge to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, and of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc.
2. Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques and procedures.
3. Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy; and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include to operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems.
4. Knowledge of basic life support techniques and protocols.
5. Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER 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 employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Employee is required to be certified by the Department of Defense (DoD) certified Firefighter I & Firefighter II, Airport Firefighter, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, Apparatus Driver/Operator–Pumper, Apparatus Driver/Operator–ARFF, Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial and Apparatus Driving Operator Mobile Water Supply; and possess a State or National Registry Emergency Medical (NREMT)–Basic Life Support (EMT-B) certification. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Incumbent will be exposed to heavy lifting, heavy carrying, straight pulling, pulling handover hand, pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeated bending, climbing with legs only, climbing of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor, motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, specific visual requirement, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing without aid, mental and emotional stability, use of hearing protection required. NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure to outside and inside; excessive heat; excessive cold; excessive humidity; excessive dampness or chilling; dry atmospheric conditions; excessive noise which is intermittent; constant noise; expose to dust, silica, asbestos, etc., fumes, smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, radiant energy, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, unusual fatigue factors, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work, protective equipment required.
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