Firefighter (Basic Life Support) Job in Multiple Locations – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Firefighter (Basic Life Support) in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Firefighter (Basic Life Support) – Multiple Locations
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 362861
Start Date: 11/16/2020
End Date: 12/08/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/08/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement for GS-6 and GS-7: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the G-5 and for a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Minimum required Certifications:
Firefighter II in accordance with NFPA 1001
Operations Level Responders (Hazardous Materials) in accordance with Chapter 5, Core Competencies of, in NFPA 472. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS5
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Driving and operating emergency vehicles; providing fire protection to facilities that use various gasses and hazardous materials; performing fire/rescue; conducting fire inspection; testing, and maintenance of multiple fire protection systems; and assisting sick or injured persons. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university with major study in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields, TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond High School. GS-6: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Driving and operating firefighting equipment; providing fire protection to healthcare facilities that use various gasses and hazardous materials; performing fire/rescue at large, complex, multi-story facilities; conducting fire inspection, testing, and maintenance of multiple fire protection systems; and assisting sick or injured persons. In addition possessing minimum certifications, the GS6 position requires the incumbent to possess the following certifications:
Certification as Driver/Operator in accordance with NFPA 1002 GS-7: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Driving and operating firefighting equipment; training other firefighters in the skills of driving and operating equipment; providing fire protection to healthcare facilities that use various gasses and hazardous materials; performing fire/rescue at large, complex, multi-story facilities; conducting fire inspection, testing, and maintenance of multiple fire protection systems; and assisting sick or injured persons. In addition possessing minimum certifications, the GS7 position requires the incumbent to possess the following certifications:
Driver/Operator in accordance with NFPA 1002
EMT
*Certification as Fire Inspector II in accordance with NFPA 1031 preferred. In addition, you will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Fire ManagementFirst ResponseIndustrial Equipment OperationPatient Care 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, running, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during fire and rescue activities. Fire protection equipment must be worn or carried; the wearing of this equipment significantly amplifies the physical strain experienced by the employee
during physical exertion or during periods of hot weather. Incumbent is required to undergo an annual physical. Employees are regularly required to work scheduled and no notice periods of overtime and shall provide a contact number. The EMT’s work involves extended periods of heavy moving and lifting of patients in a variety of situations. Generally, the work requires recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and positioning of patients, frequently under adverse conditions or in confined areas. EMTs may be required to spend prolonged periods in protective breathing apparatus and protective clothing during chemical, nuclear, biological, or hazardous materials incidents/exercises. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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