Back to Search New Search


Air Force Civilian Service Gulfport, MS

Job Description


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:This position is located in the Base Civil Engineering Squadron, Fire Emergency Services (FES) Flight at an Air National Guard (ANG) flying base. This is a National Guard (NG) Dual Status (DS) Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Fire Chief responsible for the overall management and supervision of the fire protection/crash rescue and fire prevention program for the facility.

Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Fire Protection Flight. Develops goals that achieve organizational objectives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the flight, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns with regulatory compliance and/or customer requirements. Plans work for accomplishment by subordinate units; sets and adjusts short-term priorities; and, prepares schedules based on consideration of difficulty of requirements and assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of the staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Provides subordinate supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines. Reviews and structures organization to optimize use of resources and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Balances workload and provides overall direction and vision to the subordinate unit chiefs on a wide range of fire protection, prevention, crash rescue, and administrative issues. Establishes metric and analysis systems for units managed to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures. Evaluates requirements for additional resources submitted by subordinate supervisors, and balances organizational needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Identifies need for change in organization priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans and schedules work in such a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution, and ensures effective use of organizational resources to achieve organization goals and objectives as well as customer needs. Establishes review systems for the organization that ensure government needs are met and validated, and that economy and quality of operations are maintained or improved. Accepts, amends, or rejects work of subordinate supervisors. Reviews work and management technique of subordinate supervisors and is held accountable for actions taken and advice provided by staff of subordinate units. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Directs self-assessment activities of subordinate supervisors. Reviews training recommended by subordinate supervisors to assure it is proper and promotes effective operation of the organization as a whole. 

 Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate supervisors. Advises staff regarding policies, procedures, and directives of higher-level management or headquarters. Selects candidates for subordinate non-supervisory positions and recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions taking into consideration skills and qualifications, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives. Ensures reasonable equity among units of performance standards developed, modified, and/or interpreted and rating techniques developed by subordinate supervisors. Explains performance expectations to subordinate supervisors and employees directly supervised and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Appraises performance of subordinate supervisors and other employees directly supervised, and serves as reviewing official on evaluation of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors. Approves expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel. Recommends awards for non-supervisory personnel and changes in position classification to higher-level managers. Hears and resolves group grievances and employee complaints referred by subordinate supervisors and employees. Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems of employees directly supervised and reviews and/or approves serious disciplinary actions (e.g. suspensions, removals) involving non-supervisory subordinates. Ensures documentation prepared to support actions is proper and complete. Reviews developmental needs of subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory employees and makes decisions on non-routine, costly or controversial training needs and/or requests for unit employee.

Performs other duties as required.




Please upload proof of certification for the following:  Fire Officer IV; Fire Instructor II; Fire Inspector II; HAZMAT Incident Commander; and Airport Firefighter

Resume must contain 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.

One year equivalent to at least next lower grade level.


Four-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. 


Experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (Competencies/KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such duties may 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.

Must have at least 36 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. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed; and, experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) of experience on resume to be considered. Your application must contain a description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.


Your current military status, unit of assignment, military grade/rank and MOS/AFSC MUST be listed on your resume to be considered for the position.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.  You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.

Military Grades: E6-E8

Compatible Military Assignments: 3E7X1, 3E700

Military Requirements/Compatibility In accordance with Title 32 U.S.C., Section 709, compatible military skill requirements for each dual status position description are determined by the Army and Air Force Service Secretaries. Prior to appointment, the applicant must meet and accept the eligibility factors for the compatible military AFSC/MOS classification and qualification requirements in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations. An applicant is assigned to the compatible military skill, must successfully complete all training requirement, and must comply with military classification directives. Specific requirements are found in the cited references and the NGB Compatibility Tables.


Refer to DoD 6055.06-M, February 23, 2006, Table C2.T1, DoD Fire and Emergency Services Minimum Qualification Standards and Certification Requirements

The certification levels in the table are the minimum mandatory qualification standards for the positions indicated. Individuals must be certified at these levels to be eligible to fill these positions. Exception: Certification requirements do not apply to a position that was occupied by a National Guard firefighter on or before 31 May 2000, provided the firefighter continued to occupy the same position. All others must complete the certifications to retain qualification levels and remain in their full-time positions.

Fire Chief or Installation Fire Chief Fire Officer IV; Fire Instructor II; Fire Inspector II; HAZMAT Incident Commander; and Airport Firefighter

Security Clearance and Drug Testing All positions require a security clearance and drug testing. Applicants must possess or be able to obtain the appropriate clearance within one year of appointment. Applicants must pass a drug test prior to appointment.

Requirements for Motor Vehicle Operation For those positions requiring employees to drive motorized firefighting equipment, candidates must possess and maintain a valid State motor vehicle operators license of the appropriate classification or kind. Applicants also may be required to pass a practical road test and provide information on their driving record. Refer to 5 CFR 930 and the cited DOD Manual "General Policies and Instructions" section for additional requirements for motor vehicle operators.

Mechanical Equipment Operator Qualifications For those positions requiring the operation of specialized firefighting pumping equipment, mounted pressurized systems, dispensing devices, and/or rescue tools, applicants may be required to demonstrate the ability, before appointment, to operate the specific equipment to which they will be assigned, or similar related types of hydraulic equipment

Performance Test Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory performance of the minimum physical abilities necessary to perform safely and efficiently the essential tasks of a particular position. The abilities may be demonstrated through prior satisfactory performance in the same or a similar position, or by a specific task demonstration. A task demonstration must be directly related to the essential job tasks, and thus, must consist of a sample of operations or steps that reflect a reasonably faithful representation of those selected job tasks. Any required demonstration must be uniformly applied to all similarly qualified candidates; the level of proficiency required cannot exceed that which is required in actual job performance; and reasonable accommodation must be provided where necessary.


Position Descriptions, Classification Release

For Army Technicians DA Pamphlet 611-21

For Air Force Technicians AFOCD and AFECD

OPM Classification and Qualification Standards

DoD 6055.06-M, Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010, DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program



NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses: No PCS will be authorized.

Medical Requirements Applicants who apply for positions that have duties of an arduous or hazardous nature must meet the medical standards described below. Since individual positions may not include all such duties, a physical condition or impairment may be disqualifying for employment only if there is a direct relationship between the condition and the nature of the duties of the specific position to be filled. Military medical requirements are strictly adhered to reach fully qualified status.

Employees in positions, involving firefighting duties or other duties involving arduous physical exertion, may be subject to periodic (e.g., annual) medical examinations following appointment to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.

Any serious deviation from sound medical condition may be grounds for rejection of an applicant regardless of whether the condition is named below. Remediable defects or curable diseases will not exclude a person from consideration, but proof that such defects have been remedied or the disease cured must be received during the life of the eligible register before persons otherwise qualified may be considered for appointment under civil service rules.


The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit:

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. Visit:

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 May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 465442600
Located In Gulfport, MS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

This job is related other jobs in these career categories