Position Detail:

Department of the Army
DA SCR Fort Rucker ATTN PECH-SCR-F
453 Novosel Street
Fort Rucker, AL 35362

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Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter (Paramedic) - Redstone Arsenal, AL
Last Filing Date:  January 8, 2018
 

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Announcement number
SCBK177284889245
Control number
486900500
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Summary
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The Garrison provides support services to more than 25,000 military, government civilian and contractor personnel and continually coordinates with various directors, special staff elements and tenants. The Garrison management mission involves serving as a Power Generation platform, major training site including Initial Entry, Mobilization Combat Training Center and/or Reserve Service tenant Commanders and Directors.

Huntsville is a high-tech city nestled between the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in North Alabama and the Tennessee River. The Huntsville area has one of the largest research parks in the United States, and the technical community is fortunate to have access to the undergraduate and graduate curricula of several excellent engineering universities. It is also home to the US Space & Rocket Center, championship golf courses, museums, professional theater, symphony, and sports franchises.

Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document 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
Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
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Responsibilities
Works from specific orders from supervisor in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Operates various firefighting equipment, such as, emergency vehicles and power tools.
Responds on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illnesses.
Treats life-threatening injuries and illnesses using approved protocols.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Business travel is approximately 10%

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
9

Who May Apply
This job is open to?
Federal Employess, Veterans, Miltiary Spouses
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention

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Conditions of Employment
Certificates MUST be included with your application packet.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid government and state driver`s license.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain a favorable comprehensive background check before he/she may be hired.
This position requires a 72-hour weekly tour of duty and may be required to work overtime, nights, weekends and holidays.
This position requires the incumbent to sign the Department of the Army Drug Free Federal Workplace Program Form, DA-5019-R and is subjected to random drug testing.
This position requires the incumbent to pass a Pre-Appointment and Annual Physical Examination.
This position requires the incumbent to participate in a Wellness Fitness Program.
This position requires the incumbent to complete and pass the record Physical Ability Test (PAT).
This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions.
This position requires moderate to heavy lifting of more than 50 lbs in the regular performance of duties.
This position is designated as Mission Essential. The incumbent is required to report or remain at work as scheduled during inclement weather, natural disasters, and other emergency situations as required to support the mission operations.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain Driver Operator - ARFF, Driver Operator - Aerial, and Driver Operator - MWS certifications within 12 months of being placed into the position.
This position requires Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) up to 10% of the time away from the current duty location.
This position requires the completion of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) fitness test and annually thereafter.
Qualifications
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. Additional information regarding Special Retirement coverage:

CSRS Retirement

FERS Retirement

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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.

Specialized Experience for the GS-08: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in: (1) Providing support in controlling or extinguishing fires; (2) Assisting in performing rescue operations and fire prevention inspections and; (3) Administering limited medical procedures upon evaluation. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

Additional Qualifications Required for the GS-08:
The Department of Defense (DoD) requires the incumbent of this position to possess & maintain the following certifications, accredited by the international Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro-Board): Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Technician, AND National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Paramedic Certification or Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic EMT-P certification issued by a state with NREMT reciprocity **NOTE: For each certification listed, you MUST submit a copy with your application package or you will be rated in-eligible.
NOTE: These certifications must have been awarded by the DoD, IFSAC, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet this requirement. If you do not possess these certifications you will be rated ineligible.

Specialized Experience for the GS-09: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in: 1) Controlling and extinguishing fires; 2) Performing rescue operations; 3) Operating fire apparatus; 4) Reducing and eliminating potential fire hazards; 4) Assisting with fire prevention inspections and; 5) Assessing patient`s condition and administering invasive medical procedures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

Additional Qualifications Required:
The Department of Defense (DoD) requires the incumbent of this position to possess & maintain the following certifications, accredited by the international Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro-Board): Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Technician, Driver Operator - Pumper, AND National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Paramedic Certification or Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic EMT-P certification issued by a state with NREMT reciprocity **NOTE: For each certification listed, you MUST submit a copy with your application package or you will be rated in-eligible.

NOTE: These certifications must have been awarded by the DoD, IFSAC, or Pro-Board accredited training to meet this requirement. If you do not possess these certifications you will be rated ineligible.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Emergency Communication, Emergency Medical Care, Fire Suppression, and Hazardous Materials Response

Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-08 Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-07 grade (or equivalent).

Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-09 Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-08 grade (or equivalent).
Education
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 12 position.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Non-competitive promotion potential is to the target grade of GS-09.
Management may select at any grade level announced.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM`s Career Transition Resources website.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Required Documents
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The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person`s personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

 
Starting Salary:  $46,137 to $66,249 per year
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Redstone Arsenal, AL

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