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FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST
Air Combat Command Davis Monthan AFB, AZ 85707Posted 6 days
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Fire Protection Specialist and technical authority relating to fire protection for all base construction projects. Provides technical guidance to the Assistant Chief of Prevention and performs fire prevention and inspection duties designed to detect and reduce or eliminate fire hazards in a high fire expectancy area. Responsibilities Directs, reviews and coordinates on fire protection engineering and fire prevention requirements. Determines the need for fire suppression, detection systems, and fire reporting systems for existing and new facilities. Serves as a point of contact in providing fire protection guidance to 355th Civil Engineer Squadron, Army Corp of Engineers, 355th Contracting Office, construction personnel, Reserve tenants, and other base organizations. Provides technical advice to the Assistant Chief of Prevention regarding the effect of both immediate and long-range planning programs related to fire protection engineering. Substitutes for the assigned Assistant Chief for Operations and Prevention. Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work that enhances the safety of the work environment. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0081, Fire Protection and Prevention Series. This is a Term position NTE 13 months; the individual selected for this position may be non-competitively extended without further competition. Current Federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-08, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes (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. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-08 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. CERTIFICATIONS: Effective 1 Jun 00, all DoD firefighters and contract fire and emergency service personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for promotion to that level. Applicants must list their current firefighter related licenses and certificates on their resumes. Please attach copies of certifications when you submit the resume to verify qualification requirements for the position. Certification requirements for this position are: Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector III, Hazardous Material Incident Commander, Airport Firefighter, Incident Safety Officer. Please upload a copy of your certifications at the time of your application. Incumbent must process required certifications at date of employment with the exception of Plans Examiner I which must be certified within 12 months of hire. IMPORTANT: if you have received a Student ID# FOR THE DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program website (https://go.usa.gov/xdsTR) please provide a copy of your most recent certification transcript. Note: If you do not know your Student ID, you may contact the AFCEC Reachback center at firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not have a Student and/or cannot access the Certificate Program site, you must upload a copy of your individual certifications or transcript at the time of your application or you will removed from consideration. -FERS -- Position covered as secondary position under the Federal Employees' Retirement System's special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8412(d)). Authority: Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum, dated 21 Nov 03. OR -CSRS -- Position covered as secondary position under the Civil Service Retirement System's special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8366(c)). Authority: Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum, dated 21 Nov 03. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of fire protection engineering theory, philosophy, principles, practices. 2. Knowledge of fire protection building construction features and fire protection building codes. 3. Knowledge of Air Force/DoD Fire protection, and Civil Engineer standards, policies, and practices to include knowledge of basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures. 4. Knowledge of fire, safety, and occupational health principles, methods, equipment, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of protective gear, equipment, and suppression or neutralizing substances or procedures appropriate to the various hazards. 5. Ability to develop lesson plans, effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and deal effectively with diverse individuals and groups 6. Ability to read complex construction drawings. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11651524. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.
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