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Defense Logistics Agency Firefighter (Paramedic) in Tracy, California

Summary

See below for important information regarding this job.

Responsibilities

Serves as a fully trained member of a firefighting crew engaged in a full range of emergency response to include: fire, emergency medical, specialized rescue, and natural disasters.

Controls and extinguishes fires, operates hose lines, performs fire ground operations to include forcible entry, ventilation, search and rescue and salvage and overhaul.

Drives and operates a full range of complex vehicles and apparatus to include fire engines, ladder trucks, technical rescue apparatus, medic units, and response trailers operating onboard systems.

Performs advanced and detailed patient assessment by conducting a systematic evaluation of the patient?s condition.

Conducts and interprets electrocardiograms (EKG) depending on personal certification and local protocols

Performs advanced airway techniques including the use of an esophageal or dual lumen airway device and oral intubation using laryngoscopy.

Assists paramedic personnel in advanced life support situations in a developmental capacity.

Alternates as Lead Firefighter responsible for directing and participating in firefighting activities, fire prevention functions, station and equipment maintenance, training and administrative duties.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for a Firefighter (Paramedic), your resume and supporting documentation must support: A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. For current and former Federal civilian service employees, to qualify for the GS-09 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. For all other applicants to qualify for the GS-09 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-08 grade level or equivalent in the military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements but the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

GS- 07: Assisting in performing a full range of firefighting duties such as combating fires, operating hose lines, making forced entries, and search and rescue. Assisting in rescue operations. Performing basic life support at the emergency medical technician basic level. Determining proper emergency response/equipment needs in an emergency situation. GS-08: Performing a full range of firefighting duties such as combating fires, operating hose lines, making forced entries, and search and rescue. Performing or assisting in rescue operations. Performing emergency medical care at the intermediate/advanced level. Driving and operates emergency vehicles. AND B. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF):

Department of Defense (DoD) 6055.06-M, "Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program" identifies the level of performance required for all DoD Fire and Emergency Services personnel. The certifications listed below are the minimum mandatory certification requirements for this position. DoD Incumbents shall possess DoD Certifications, or equivalent accredited certifications from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro-Board): Accredited Certification: Firefighter I & II Driver Operator - Pumper * Note: Driver Operator Certification requirements other than Driver Operator - Pumper are determined locally based on duty assignments. State of (Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California) Certifications: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation * If you do not possess a certification for the state in which you are applying, you MUST have National Registry certification and be eligible for reciprocity requirements. Other Requirements: Valid State Driver's License Other training requirements that must be obtained within one year of employment and maintained: Emergency Vehicle Operator, (EVOC), Driver Operator - Aerial. AND C. Minimum Age Requirement: Will be less than 37 years of age at the time of appointment. OR Will be 37 years of age or older at the time of appointment, but meet the following: (1) previously served in a DoD Firefighter position that was approved for Special Retirement Coverage and (2) after appointment to a, be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered service as a Firefighter by the last day of the month in which I reach age 57. 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.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional Information

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant. Additional Age/Certification Requirements information can be found at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/downloads/FirefighterCertification.pdf

Department of Defense (DoD) 6055.06-M, "Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program" identifies the level of performance required for all DoD Fire and Emergency Services personnel. The certifications listed above or within the Firefighter link are the minimum mandatory certification requirements for this position. DoD incumbents shall possess DoD Certifications, or equivalent accredited certifications from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro-Board). For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx. As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.

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