SUPERVISORY FIREFIGHTER Job in Cannon AFB, New Mexico – Department of the Air Force



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U.S. Air Force – Agency Wide, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 160204
Start Date: 11/05/2019
End Date: 11/12/2019

Qualification Summary
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. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-0081-09: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-08 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: You must submit a copy of your resume. 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-08 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 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: Knowledge to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity; of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc.; and of basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures. Knowledge of emergency first aid techniques; safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards,regulations, and/or technical orders; and HAZMAT emergency response procedures, equipment, and identification. Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy; and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms,ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems. Skill in detecting and recognizing fire hazards (potential and immediate); and skill to operate communications equipment. Ability to maintain good working relations; communicate orally and in writing; and lift and carry heavy loads. Ability to provide supervision and leadership and integrate the actions of a crew(s) under emergency conditions. Effective 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 level. Applicants must list their current firefighter related licenses and certificates on their resumes. Please attach copies of certifications when you submit the resume to verify qualification requirements for the position. Certification requirements for this position are: Department of Defense (DoD) certified as Fire Officer II (includes Fire Officer I), Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I and II), and HAZMAT Incident Commander (includes Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations). Environmental Factors: Employee is exposed to out-of-control fires, HAZMAT spills, or possible explosions. May suffer from bums,dehydration, and other effects of heat, smoke inhalation, heavy protective clothing, falling materials, or explosions.Subject to physical injury and sensory damage from firefighting activities, exposure to HAZMAT and high noise levels. Must deal with victims in emergency situations who may be in varying stages of fright, panic, injury, and shock. There may be hazards while operating or riding fire trucks at high speeds under adverse conditions. The employee works outside in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to move charged fire hoses, fire extinguishers and other equipment. Must be able to wear protective clothing such as encapsulated suits weighing 50- 60 pounds. Climbs ladders and works at various heights. 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.

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