Firefighter (Hazardous Material Tehnician) Job in Fort Polk, Louisiana – Department of the Army

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Firefighter (Hazardous Material Tehnician) – Fort Polk, Louisiana
Army Installation Management Command, Department of the Army
Job ID: 463774
Start Date: 06/03/2021
End Date: 06/14/2021

Qualification Summary
Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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. To qualify at the GS-05: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) performing the controlling or extinguishing of fires; (2) rescue operations; (3) detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; (4) operation of fire communications equipment; and/o (5) controlling hazardous materials incidents. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). OR Education: Four years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Training, or other related fields of study. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages. In addition to the above, this position also requires the following certifications to be considered for the GS-05: Firefighter I and Firefighter II. NOTE: These certifications must have been awarded by the DoD, IFSAC, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet the requirement. To qualify at the GS-06: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) performing the controlling or extinguishing of fires; (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-05). In addition to the above, this position also requires the following certifications to be considered for the GS-06: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Airport Firefighter and Hazmat Operations. NOTE: These certifications must have been awarded by the DoD, IFSAC, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet the requirement. To qualify at the GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) performing the controlling or extinguishing of fires; (2) rescue operations; (3) detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; (4) operation of fire communications equipment; (5) controlling hazardous materials incidents; (6) developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention and (7) collaborating on post-incident debriefings and critiques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). In addition to the above, this position also requires the following certifications to be considered for the GS-07: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Material Technician certification, Driver Operator-Pumper and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – (formally Basic) certification. **NOTE: For each certification listed, you MUST submit a copy with your application package or you will be rated in-eligible** ***This is a developmental position, which will be filled at either the GS-05, GS-06 or GS-07 grade level. You will work in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed at preparing you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the full performance level. The candidate placed in this position may be non-competitively promoted to the target grade of GS-07 if he or she has satisfactorily demonstrated the ability to perform at the higher grade level, meets all regulatory and qualification requirements for promotion, has been recommended for promotion by the supervisor and the target position is supported at the time of the promotion. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Emergency CommunicationFire SuppressionFirefighting EquipmentHazardous Materials ResponseVehicle Operation Firefighter Special Retirement Coverage (Primary/Rigorous) This position has been identified by Department of Army and approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as a covered primary, rigorous 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. The individual hired is subject to Special Retirement provisions to include additional contributions to the retirement fund, mandatory separation/retirement at age 57 with 20 years of approved special retirement provisions service, options for early retirement at any age after 25 years of approved special retirement provisions service, or at age 50 with 20 years of approved special retirement provisions service. Department of Defense (DoD), in accordance with 5 USC 3307, has determined an individual must be appointed to their first/original appointment into a DoD position that has been identified and approved as a primary firefighter no later than the last day of the month in which they become 37. Preference eligible veterans over the age of 37, may apply regardless of the age restriction. If selected, a waiver of the age restriction will be requested by the hiring official for approval by the Department of Army. An individual who is past the maximum entry age (37) who previously served in an approved primary position may be reinstated to a covered primary position provided they meet the applicable qualification requirements AND will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered service as a firefighter by the last day of the month in which they become 57. The Department of Army may approve an exception to the maximum entry age (37) for the original entry of a non-veteran-preference-eligible applicant into a primary covered firefighter position. Exceptions shall be extremely rare and based only on a compelling hardship to the mission. Should an exception be granted, the employee shall be separated on the last day of the month in which he/she completes 20 years of special retirement provisions covered service. In addition to providing the required eligibility documentation listed elsewhere in this job announcement, you must provide sufficient documentation to determine proof of age. This documentation should be attached under Special Retirement Coverage as identified in the Required Documents section. For reentry into a primary covered position, you must also provide sufficient documentation (SF-50s) to show length of service in a previous covered firefighter position.

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