U.S Department of the Army .
$36,033.00 to $64,917.00
Open & closing dates
$36,033 to $64,917 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 4 - 7
Term - 4 years
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., and excepted service employees.
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 Presidio of Monterey (POM) Fire Department is a progressive, two (2) company fire department located in Fort Ord Military Community in Seaside, CA. We are an all-hazard emergency response agency, providing first-class customer service to our jurisdiction and to our community partners such as the cities of Seaside, Marina, and California State University-Monterey Bay. POM Fire Department also responds throughout the State of California to combat large wild land fires as part of the Monterey County Strike Teams. POM Firefighters are professional, competent, and dedicated to serving our military members, their families, and the entire Monterey Military Community.
About the Location: The Presidio of Monterey (POM) is located in the city of Monterey, California about 117 miles south of San Francisco, on the Pacific Coast. The Monterey Peninsula has a rich history, and its rugged coastline is known for its natural beauty. Monterey is beautiful, but may be considered to have a high cost of living. The median house price is 450K. The rental market is high as well. There is no on-site housing available. It is highly recommended that research be done about the cost of living in commuting areas prior to applying. For more information visit www.monterey.org
This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage (SRC) and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link: http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/FF-Primary-SRC.pdf
Who May Apply: US Citizens
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Provide fire protection for a variety of structures and related areas.
Drive fire apparatus to scene of fire following predetermined routes or selected alternate routes when necessary.
Position vehicle considering factors such as wind direction, sources of water, hazards from falling structures, location of armaments on aircraft, etc.
Apply principles of hydraulics and determine proper pressures for hose lines to establish and maintain a constant water supply during firefighting operations.
Operate pumps, foam generators, boom and ground sweep nozzles, and other similar equipment.
Operate hose lines, ladders, hydrants in the control and extinguishment of fires.
Perform tests, minor maintenance, and repairs to ensure operational condition of equipment.
Respond to hazardous chemical spills, and assist in a full range of containment and runoff control duties.
Conduct rescue operations.
Conduct a complete examination of patients to determine the nature, extent, and seriousness of the condition.
Operate alarm room equipment; including radio, fire alarm, and 911 telephone.
NOTE: Duties listed are not all-inclusive.
Occasional travel - This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 20% of the time.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention
Conditions of Employment
Other Requirements: 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.
This is a Career Program (CP) 12 position.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-04 position and prior to promotion to the GS-05, the incumbent must obtain and then continue to maintain the following certification: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Operations.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-05 position and prior to promotion to the GS-06, the incumbent must obtain and maintain the following certification: Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply and Driver Operator Pumper.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-06 position and prior to promotion to the GS-07, the incumbent must obtain and maintain the following certification: Hazardous Materials Technician and a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician or California State Emergency Medical Technician License.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-07 position, the incumbent must obtain and maintain the following certification: Driver Operator-Aerial Certification.
National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACO)(Tier1) Appointment to this position is subject to a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Must be able to pass pre-appointment and subsequent periodic medical examinations IAW DoD 6055.5M to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter
The work requires the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle.
This position requires incumbent to work 72 hours per week (144 hours per pay period), which includes at least one 24-hour shift and may include weekends and holidays.
For additional requirements see Additional Information below.
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
For the GS-04 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-03).
Education: Two years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in Fire Training, Fire Science, or other related fields of study.
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 60. Add the two percentages.
For the GS-05 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
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.
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.
For the GS-06 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience assisting in the controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; rescue operations; detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; operation of fire communications equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
For the GS-07 grade level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; rescue operations; detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; operation of fire communications equipment; 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-06).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Emergency Medical Care
Hazardous Materials Response
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
No substitution of education for experience is permitted for the GS-06 and GS-07.
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
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Management may select at any grade levels announced.
The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted through GS-05 and GS-06 to the target grade GS-07 of this position upon: meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. NOTE: Promotion is not automatic.
This position requires the incumbent to complete an annual Job Performance Test.
This position will require the incumbent to participate in a cardiovascular physical fitness program.
This position will require the incumbent to wear a uniform and safety apparel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-06 position, you will be required to obtain and then continue to maintain a California State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-06 position, you will be required to obtain and then continue to maintain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Wildland Firefighter Type I Red Card Certification.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-07 position, you will be required to obtain and then continue to maintain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Wildland Firefighter Type II Red Card Certification.
Within the first year of occupying the Firefighter (Basic Life Support) GS-0081-06 position, you will be required to successfully complete an annual emergency vehicle operator's course.
This position has a maximum entry age of 37 and is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter.
This position requires the incumbent to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief and may be required to remain on duty after the official shift ends, i.e., mandatory overtime; subject to recall to duty.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
This position is being announced as a Modified Term not to exceed 4 years. This position may be extended up to a maximum of six years.
The position may be converted to permanent at a later date.
As a Term employee, you are eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program, and the Federal Employees Retirement System, Thrift Savings Plan and annual/sick leave.
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.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
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. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found not qualified. See: Transcripts and Licenses
DoD Certificates and NREMT License: You MUST submit a copy of the following certification: To receive consideration for the GS-05 grade level, you MUST submit a copy of the following: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Operations. To receive consideration for the GS-06 grade level, you MUST submit a copy of the following certifications: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Driver Operator Pumper, and Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply. To receive consideration for the GS-07 grade level, you MUST submit a copy of the following certifications: Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Technician, Driver Operator Pumper, Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply; and a current, unexpired California State or National Register Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.
All certification must be through Department of Defense (DoD) Fire and Emergency Services Certification System, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or the Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (PRO-Board) and a California State or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License. If your application package does not contain proof of having these certifications, your application will be marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.
NOTE: Rather than submitting individual DoD certificates, you may opt to use the DoD Lookup System website ( http://www.dodffcert.com/
), and then save and upload your one/two page individual report. Rather than submitting your EMT License, you may print proof of current registration with NREMT from their website https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/checkEmtStatus.asp
Proof of Age: As this is a primary/rigorous firefighter position, your application package MUST include a government issued document indicating your date of birth. Failure to submit this document will result in your application being marked as incomplete and you WILL NOT receive further consideration for this position.
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.
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
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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 apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/20/2018 to receive consideration
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10135185
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account
, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account
and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
EY-APF-W6CGAA US ARMY GARRISON PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY
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Presidio of Monterey, CA
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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
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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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