Firefighter (Basic Life Support) Job in Montrose, New York – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Firefighter (Basic Life Support) – Montrose, New York
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 433522
Start Date: 04/03/2021
End Date: 04/19/2021

Qualification Summary
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. Selective Placement Factors: In addition to the meeting the English Language Proficiency you must also meet the following Selective Placement Factors for this position. Selective Placement Factors are skills, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to – and essential for – satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. You must submit copies of your certifications with your application to receive credit. GS-6 Certifications:
National Certification as a Firefighter II;
National or New York State Apparatus Operator-Pumper Certification;
National or New York State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic;
National or New York State Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification;
National Incident Management System – ICS 200 Certification GS-7 Certifications:
National Certification as a Firefighter II;
National or New York State Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification;
National Fire Inspector I
National or New York State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic;
National Incident Management System – ICS 200 Certification Within 24 months of employment, you will be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications for the GS-7 grade level:
National Fire Inspector II
National or New York State Apparatus Operator-Pumper Certification;
National or New York State Confined Space Rescue Technician
For GS-6: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Firefighter at the GS-6 level. Such duties may include (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. These assignments would have been performed of a more limited scope and with less independence than the full performance level, and be performed under supervision, consulting with the supervisor when problems are encountered. For GS-7: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Firefighter at the GS-7 level. Such duties may include: Such duties may include (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. At this level, assignments would have been performed independently, with little or no supervision, only consulting with the supervisor when unusual problems are encountered. MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: This position requires a maximum entry age for an initial appointment; applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by the date of appointment. Applicants who have passed the designated entry age limit, but who have previously served as a federal employee in a covered position, may be eligible to re-enter the fire service provided that they: (1) meet all applicable qualifications for the position and (2) will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered and creditable Federal fire service by the time the firefighter reaches the age of 57. DRIVER’S LICENSE: All applicants must possess a valid state Driver’s License. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Emergency CareFire ManagementFirst ResponseHazardous MaterialsTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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). 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. 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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