U.S Department Of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
$45,972.00 to $66,191.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$45,972 to $66,191 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full-time (Shift-work)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
This position responds to emergency medical, fire, and hazardous materials calls. Participates in practice drills. Performs building inspections and maintenance of detection and suppression systems equipment.
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Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.
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The incumbent responds to all emergency calls and employs appropriate suppression techniques, decontamination methods, extinguishing agents, and equipment required to control and extinguish fires. Responds to hazardous material incidents for the purpose of stopping/controlling the release, i.e., approaches the point of release to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release and prepares reports of incident. Provides life support to include patient baseline vitals and medical history; administers emergency medications if required, stabilizes patient for transport, and prepares reports of incident. Performs fire inspections, maintains firefighting equipment/operations and building compliance, and carries out fire prevention or protection programs. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal fire prevention ordinances and building codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations, writes reports, procedures and plans. Operates emergency control console, monitors fire signals and other communications equipment and, at times, monitors the security alarms system. Drives and operates firefighting and emergency medical apparatus.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified U.S. citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen & registered for Selective Svc if applicable
You must not have reached their 37th birthday to be eligible
You must be suitable for Federal Employment
Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
You must submit and pass a pre-employment drug screening
You must meet physical requirements of this position
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position.
To qualify for the ZS-IV, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-06 level (or ZS-III at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience responding to emergency medical, fire, and hazardous calls; performing building and fire inspections; monitoring and operating fire equipment.
IN ADDITION, the applicant MUST be able to meet the following selective placement factors (Screen out): 1) Skill in providing basic life support and emergency medical care as evidenced by a valid Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, EMT-B certificate. 2) Ability to respond to a hazardous materials incident at a minimum operational skill level as evidenced by a valid Hazmat Operations Level training certificate. 3) Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles to include pumper, hazmat, and ambulance vehicles on federal, state, and local highways as evidenced by a valid Maryland Class B driver's license or equivalent. 4) Knowledge of basic firefighting techniques and practices as evidenced by a valid Fire Fighter I certification. 5) Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles with water pump capabilities as evidenced by a valid Maryland Pumps class or equivalent certification. Please see Required Documents for the supporting certifications required when applying for this position.
Candidates competing for an initial appointment must not have reached their 37th birthday in order to be eligible for this position.
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.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications
A probationary period may be required.
This is a drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent of this position will be subject to Random Drug Testing.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must certify that they have registered for the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law
This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, visit http://nist.gov/ohrm/apms.cfm
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your application package to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e., VRA, Peace Corps, Schedule A): if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied.
Applying as a Merit Candidates: Best qualified candidates (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview.
Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government), your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. More information about the three categories can be found at: Category Rating
Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate:To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must submit all requirement documents, satisfy all qualification requirements for the position, and receive a rating of 85 points or higher. Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at - CTAP/ICTAP
All applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies:
Skill in providing basic life support and emergency medical care as evidenced by a valid Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, EMT-B certificate.
Ability to respond to a hazardous materials incident at a minimum operational skill level as evidenced by a valid Hazmat Operations Level training certificate.
Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles to include pumper, hazmat, and ambulance vehicles on federal, state, and local highways as evidenced by a valid Maryland Class B driver's license or equivalent.
Knowledge of basic firefighting techniques and practices as evidenced by a valid Fire Fighter I certification.
Skill in operating fire fighting vehicles with water pump capabilities as evidenced by a valid Maryland Pumps class or equivalent certification.
Knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems.
Knowledge of local, state, and Federal fire prevention ordinances and building codes, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of firefighting equipment and apparatus.
Skill in executing various firefighting, fire prevention and extinguishing methods.
Ability to perform life support/saving activities.
Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.
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Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on how you’re applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the information on the following link to determine if there are any documents you need to provide – REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Applicants must submit the following five (5) items as evidence of meeting the selective placement factors:
Valid Maryland EMT-B certification
Hazardous Materials Operations Training Certificate
Current and Valid Maryland Class B driver's license or equivalent
Maryland Firefighters I certificate or equivalent
Maryland Pumps class certificate or equivalent
**PLEASE DO NOT upload/fax documents under the heading Other multiple times. You must either submit a single submission (multiple pages) under Other or choose another document title. If you have any questions, please use the contact information for clarification.
Information and eligibility requirements regarding special hiring authorities can be found at:
Veteran Hiring Authorities
Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employee Retirement System. NIST also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as flexible work schedules, teleworking transit subsidies, on-site child care, fitness center, credit union, employee assistance programs, and free parking. Learn more about NIST's work life programs by visiting www.nist.gov/ohrm/worklife.cfm.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Please allow adequate time to complete your application.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Complete Resume (For help writing a Federal Resume please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire
- Other supporting documentation, as required. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section to determine if there are other documents that you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be sent electronically by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
Please also include in your resume a list of all publications and patents/patent applications on which you are a named inventor and provide the title and patent/patent application number for each.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online to receive full consideration, however you may also send a complete package by mail.
You may mail your application package (please contact the Agency Contact identified for this vacancy). Your complete application package MUST be received by the closing date of this announcement. Please allow enough time for United States Postal Service delivery.
Problems Completing Your Application
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Agency contact information
Audrey Zimmerman Audrey Zimmerman
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
100 Bureau Drive
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After the announcement closes, your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded for consideration and may be interviewed. We expect to make a final job offer within 45 days from the closing date of the announcement.
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points (point of application and qualifications, eligibility, and selection determinations) during the hiring process, as applicable. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing into your account at www.usajobs.gov and clicking on application status located under the my account tab.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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U.S Department Of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Website : http://www.nist.gov/
From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.