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FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST

Air Force Civilian Service Springfield, IL
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Job Description

Duties

**This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.**


Directs, plans, and organizes Fire Emergency Services activities. Plans, organizes, and provides fire prevention training to ANG personnel at the installation. Responsible for review of base plans, policies, strategy, tactics, and procedures for fire suppression and prevention to ensure compliance with current and new national consensus standards, National Fire Codes, International building codes, Code of Federal Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies and procedures, and regulations as they apply to fire protection. Reviews new regulations or procedures and disseminates information assuring that such procedures are implemented; assures that station logs and other records pertinent to reports, activities, drills, inspections, responses, fires, etc., are maintained properly and submitted within prescribed time limits utilizing the automated civil engineer system (ACES) when required.

Represents the Fire Protection program with a variety of unit and functional area organizations. Establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with other staff officials, and municipal fire departments. Provides technical advisory services to management on all matters pertaining to fire protection and prevention activities. Establishes memorandum of agreements (MOA) with local fire departments, reviewing MOA frequently and updating as required. Evaluates fire departments with which agreements exist to ensure their capability to provide firefighting assistance. Participates in special projects and initiatives and performs special assignments. Identifies the need for special projects and initiates milestones and goals. Evaluates reports by analyzing facts and performing appropriate research and prepares detailed responses. Determines appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and performs follow-up. Researches and determines or recommends appropriate actions or interpretation of issues that impact the organization.

Manages the Hazard Assessment Inspection Program, Public Fire Prevention and Education Program, Fire Protection Engineering, and Extinguisher Maintenance Program. Implements internal controls, self-inspection, and audit compliance. Coordinates with the Base Civil Engineer and other supervisors in the development and implementation of policies. Prepares and executes inspection and training duties to ensure the organization meets the training requirements provided by the Department of the Air Force. Maintains current knowledge of the base, its structures, and all systems related to fire protection and prevention. Prepares facilities inspection and testing schedules for all buildings, facilities, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and other extinguishing systems that are tested by fire prevention and suppression personnel. Directs follow-up inspections for all systems that have been out of order or repaired. Prepares contract specifications and supporting documentation for those fire extinguishers or systems that are to be contracted. Develops recommendations for the Base Civil Engineer on the level and mixture of resources needed to ensure an effective and efficient program. Inspects maintenance of all suppression and detection systems on the facility. Identifies and reviews status of base fire deficiencies on a regular and recurring basis and effects necessary corrective action within program concepts.

Develops and maintains a variety of documentation such as fire prevention inspection schedules and facilities jackets on assigned facilities. Jackets include information on hazards, pre-fire plans, risk assessment codes (RAC), and regularly scheduled and special inspections conducted. Documentation includes recommendations, follow-up reports, resolutions, name of building custodian, last training conducted, etc. Conducts fire protection and prevention education and training as required. Prepares narrative and statistical reports on program status. Approves/disapproves the issuance of various permits such as welding/cutting, open burning, and fuel transfer operations.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Minimum Requirements: Experience, education or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.

A position may require specializations in both emergency medical services and hazardous material response. Applicants for positions that have duties of an arduous or hazardous nature must meet the medical standards.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience that demonstrated the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such duties include (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.

GS-08 Level - Must possess 18 months:  experience, education, or training controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade. Have experience in rescue operations; experience in detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; experience in operation of fire communications equipment; experience in controlling hazardous materials incidents; and, developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention.  

Applicants must have 12 months experience equivalent to the next lower grade in order to be considered for this position.

Military medical requirements are strictly adhered to reach fully qualified status. Proof must be provided prior to selection.

May be subject to periodic (e.g., annual) medical examinations following appointment to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.

Applicable certifications must be obtained/maintained throughout technician employment.

 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp


Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp


Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/


Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 466224800
Located In Springfield, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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