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Firefighter (Hazardous Materials Operations)

Company: Army Installation Management Command
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Firefighter (Hazardous Materials Operations)============================================##### Department of the ArmyArmy Installation Management Command##### Directorate of Emergency ServicesOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates05/01/2019 to 05/09/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeGS 6- ##### Salary$37,843 to $492,000 per year- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------1 vacancy in the following location:-Fort Hood, TX##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### Summary**About the Position:** This position is located at the US ArmyInstallation Management Command, USAG Fort Hood, Directorate ofEmergency Services, Fire Protection and Prevention Division, FortHood, Texas.**NOTE: This position is included under the provisions of SpecialRetirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age anda mandatory retirement date. For more information:****https://publicfileshare.chra.army.mil/index.php/s/uIDfgOMr6PWHHGS/download?path=/&files=FF-Primary-SRC.pdf****.**Learn more about this agency### Responsibilities- Assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards andreacting to the presence or potential releases of hazardousmaterials as a first responder to protect persons, property, orthe environment.- Perform structural firefighting duties for a variety offacilities.- Perform duties as it relates to the Fire Alarm CommunicationCenter (FACC).- Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and housekeepingduties associated with assigned facilities.- Participate in regular training and exercises as required.- May serve as Driver/Operator on an infrequent basis.- Use personal protective equipment as appropriate and complieswith safety and health directives (OSHA).- Dispatch proper equipment to all emergencies.- Maintain awareness of work environment safety procedures andpromptly reports unsafe practices and/or procedures, accidents,injuries, and/or violations to the supervisor.### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion PotentialNone- #### Job family (Series)0081 Fire Protection and Prevention#### Similar jobs- Firefighters- Requirements------------### Conditions of Employment- This position requires you to work 72 hours per week (144 hoursper pay period) which includes at least one 24-hours shift toinclude weekends and holidays.- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitnessdetermination, as determined by a completed backgroundinvestigation.- The incumbent must be able to pass pre-appointment andsubsequent periodic medical examinations IAW DoD 6055.5M todetermine fitness for continued performance of the duties of theposition.- Incumbent must successfully complete an annual Job PerformanceTest.- Incumbent must participate in a cardiovascular physical fitnessprogram.- Incumbent must wear a uniform and appropriate safety apparel inaccordance with established policies and procedures.- Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a valid statedriver's license and any installation and/or DoD licenserequired for the type of vehicle being driven.- This position requires the incumbent to work overtime asdirected and is subject to recall for periods of emergencyovertime.- This position requires the incumbent to maintain a functioningtelephone at their residence to aid in contact during recalland/or emergency situations.- See Additional Information Section for additional conditions ofemployment### Qualifications**Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employmentauthority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. Youwill be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, andto provide documents which prove you meet the category or categoriesyou selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list ofdocument requirements for all employment authorities.- 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees- Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee(non-Army)- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act- Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)Eligible- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirementsdescribed 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 qualifyingexperience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearlydescribe 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 whichincludes working with a crew to extinguish fires to eliminate and/orreduce the loss of life and property. This definition of specializedexperience is typical of work performed at the next lowergrade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency inthe following areas:- Fire Suppression- Firefighting Equipment- Hazardous Materials ResponseTime in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a GeneralSchedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeksof Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).### EducationSome federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for therequired experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meetthe qualification requirement using experience alone -- nosubstitution of education for experience is permitted.### Additional information- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete aPre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective ServiceRegistration.- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.- Direct deposit of pay is required.- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Departmentof Defense referral system for displaced employees.- If you have retired from federal service and you are interestedin employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information inthe Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.- This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety position- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local MarketSupplement.- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document youdo not have in electronic form, view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is notauthorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not inthe Government interest.- This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In theevent of severe weather conditions or other such emergency typesituations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent isrequired to report to work or remain at work as scheduled tosupport mission operations.- The duties of this position meet the criteria for compliancewith Federal and Department of the Army Drug Free WorkplacePrograms. Detection of the presence of drugs is warranted. Thisposition is subject to a pre-employment screening, and randomtesting thereafter, to include testing based on reasonablesuspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-dutyaccident.- **Description of the Work Environment:** Work is performed underconditions of heavy physical exertion, heavy lifting, andclimbing of ladders for extended periods of time. Incumbent willbe exposed to flames, extreme heat, cold, dust, smoke, water,and possible explosions. Must be able to maintain necessaryalertness, self-control, and emotional stability under emergencyconditions. NOTE: This position is included under the provisionsof Special Retirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximumentry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more informationfollow this link:http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/FF-Primary-SRC.pdf.### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.Once the announcement has closed, a review of your applicationpackage (resume, supporting documents, and responses to thequestionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet thequalification requirements listed on this announcement. If you areminimally qualified, your r?sum? and supporting documentation willbe compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaireto determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing yourr?sum? and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made thatyou have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you maylose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructionscarefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect youreligibility.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentiveawards in your resume as that information may be taken intoconsideration during the selection process. If selected, you may berequired to provide supporting documentation.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you area Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency hasnotified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligiblefor ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for thisposition. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAPeligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the positionand; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAPeligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selectionpriority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements forthe position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additionalinformation about the program is on OPM's Career TransitionResources website.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceNot Required##### Drug test requiredYes- Required Documents------------------The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authorityyou are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as acurrent permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement,etc). Please review the following links to see which documents youneed to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant MeritChecklist and Proof of Eligibility.As described above, your complete application includes your resume,your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents whichprove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide thesedocuments, you will be marked as having an incomplete applicationpackage and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:**- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support thespecialized experience described in this announcement.- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriatematerial or content, it will not be used to make eligibility andqualification determinations and you may not be considered forthis vacancy.- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hoursworked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per weekand month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If yourresume does not contain this information, your application maybe marked as incomplete and you may not receive considerationfor this position.- **DoD Certificates:** You MUST submit a copy of the following:Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, and a Hazmat Operationscertified through DoD Fire and Emergency Services CertificationSystem, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress(IFSAC), or the Fire Service Professional Qualifications System(PRO-Board) based upon the grade of the position for which youare applying. If your application package does not contain proofof having these certificates, your application will be marked asincomplete and you will NOT receive consideration for thisposition.- **NOTE:** Rather than submitting individual DoD certificates,you may opt to use the DoD Lookup System websitehttp://www.dodffcert.com/ and then save and upload your one/twopage individual report.- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.**2. Other supporting documents:**- Cover Letter, optional- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable- **MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE**: Employees hired for the first time("originally hired") into GS-0081 positions must not exceed theestablished Maximum Entry Age (MEA) at the time of appointment.The MEA for Firefighters (FFs) is 37. An employee originallyhired into a covered FF position must be hired by the last dayof the month he/she reaches 37 unless a waiver from Departmentof Army is approved prior to appointment.- **Proof of Eligibility to Apply:** Your application must includethe documents which **prove you are eligible to apply** for thevacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authoritiescommonly used in merit promotion recruitment and whatdocument(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements ofthe authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one ofthe authorities listed in the **Who May Apply** section above toreceive further consideration.- **Time-in-grade documentation:** If you are applying for ahigher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within thepast year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one yeartime-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-graderequirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions,Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effectivedate more than one year old).- This position requires a job-related license or certification.You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification withyour application package or you will be rated ineligible. See:Transcripts and LicensesNOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, toinclude supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the HumanResources Office. Some supplemental documents such as militaryorders and marriage certificates may contain personal informationfor someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents toremove another person's personal information before you submit yourapplication. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version ofthe documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------To apply for this position, you must complete the onlinequestionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the**Required Documents** section above.The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)on 05/09/2019 to receive consideration.- To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. Youwill need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. Ifyou do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create onebefore beginning the application(https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10484442).- Follow the prompts to **select your r?sum? and/or othersupporting documents** to be included with your applicationpackage. You will have the opportunity to upload additionaldocuments to include in your application before it is submitted.Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear thevirus scan process.- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,complete the Include Personal Information section as you deemappropriate and **click to continue with the applicationprocess**.- You will be taken to the online application which you mustcomplete in order to apply for the position. Complete the onlineapplication, verify the required documentation is included withyour application package, and submit the application. **You mustre-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBSaccount or your application will be incomplete.**- It is your responsibility to verify that your applicationpackage (resume, supporting documents, and responses to thequestionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by theclosing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour toclear the virus scan.- Additional information on how to complete the online applicationprocess and submit your online application may be found on theUSA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBSaccount (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of yourapplications will appear on the Welcome screen. The ApplicationStatus will appear along with the date your application was lastupdated. For information on what each Application Status means,visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.### Agency contact information### Army Applicant Help Desk##### Phone(000)000-0000##### EmailUSARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL##### AddressEF-APF-W0VCAA US ARMY GARRISON FORT HOOD HQDO NOT MAILFort Hood, TX 76544USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsIf you provided an email address, you will receive an email messageacknowledging receipt of your application. Your application packagewill be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, andquality ranking for this position. If you are determined to beineligible or not qualified, your application will receive nofurther consideration.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532218000. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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