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Supervisory Firefighter – Fort Polk, Louisiana
Army Installation Management Command, Department of the Army
Job ID: 357558Start Date: 11/05/2020End Date: 11/18/2020
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes performing technical and administrative management of the Fire Department duties; assisting with the fire prevention and protection programs; monitoring fire protection activities; taking command at fires and directing fire fighting; and/or (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.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). IN ADDITION THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE INCUMBENT TO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS in order to be considered for the GS-11:
Fire Officer III
Fire Inspector II
Fire Instructor II
HAZMAT Materials Incident Commander
Airport Firefighter NOTE: These certifications must have been awarded by the DoD, IFSAC, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet the requirement. If you do not attach all of the above certifications in your application you will be rated ineligible. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
AccountabilityFire EngineeringHazardous Materials ResponseOral CommunicationPreventative Maintenance Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). This position has been identified by Department of Army and approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as a secondary position for special retirement coverage as identified in 5 CFR 831 Subpart I for CSRS Retirement coverage and 5 CFR 842 Subpart H for FERS retirement coverage.
Coverage under Special Retirement Coverage is NOT automatic. However, an employee may bring their existing special retirement coverage with them if they meet the transfer requirements below.
CSRS – Per CSRS and FERS Handbook, Subchapter 46A, Section 46A3.2-1C – The employee, while covered under the special provision, moves directly (that is, without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position; and if applicable, the employee has been continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position without a break in service exceeding 3 days.
FERS – Per CSRS and FERS Handbook, Subchapter 46B, Section 463.2-1C
1. The employee, while covered under the special provision, moves directly (that is, without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position;
2. The employee has completed 3 years of service in a rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; and
3. If applicable, the employee has been continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position without a break in service exceeding 3 days.
1. Service as a temporary or intermittent employee may be counted toward the 3-year requirement if it is otherwise qualifying. (While under an intermittent tour of duty, only actual days worked are counted.) For purposes of applying the 3-year requirement, it does not matter whether the service is actually made creditable by payment of a deposit or whether the service cannot be made creditable. Thus, even post-1998 non-deduction service (which can never be creditable under FERS for the purpose of qualifying for or computing a benefit can be used to meet the 3-year requirement. Also, Federal service under another retirement system for Government employees may be used to meet the 3-year requirement if it is otherwise qualifying.
2. A break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 8414(b)(21)(A) is continuous for this purpose.
3. In addition to providing the required eligibility documentation listed elsewhere in this job announcement, if you believe you are eligible for Special Retirement Coverage under a secondary position, you must provide sufficient documentation (SF-50s) as indicated above for verification.
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