FIRE PROTECTION INSPECTOR
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The primary purpose of this position is to perform fire prevention duties designed to detect and reduce or eliminate fire hazards in a high fire expectancy area.
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Performs regular and periodic fire protection inspections for all areas of the installation where the potential severity and expectancy for fire is high and involves hazards that are difficult to recognize and, once identified, require advanced or innovative methods to reduce or eliminate them.
Conducts an information program to elicit support and involvement in fire prevention, detection, and suppression. Secures client interest through emphasis of pertinent fire prevention topics and developing messages from actual fire incidents. Develops and maintains a variety of documentation such as fire prevention inspection schedules and facilities jackets on assigned facilities. Jackets include information on hazards, prefire plans, risk assessment codes (RAC), and regularly scheduled and special inspections conducted.
Inspects, tests, and corrects deficiencies on a variety of fire protection systems, many of which are complex or designed for a specific operation or hazardous condition, (e.g., carbon dioxide cascade systems, halon total flood systems, heat rise detection systems, and interlock systems). Reviews engineering plans and specifications for new construction, alteration, and extension of existing
structures. Recommends changes and additions to ensure plans include appropriate fire protection requirements as called for in agency regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) building codes, and other applicable guidelines.
Organize, lead and conduct fire investigations. Determine fire origin and cause using industry standard techniques/processes as identified in NFPA Std 921. Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.
#### Job family (Series)
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention
Fire Prevention Inspectors
Inspectors, Fire Prevention
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see ****Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
PCS expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian drug-testing program. Incumbent is to (a) refrain from use of illegal drugs and (b) if required, submit to urinalysis testing. Selectee must sign statements acknowledging position is TDP.
Disclosure of Political Appointments.
Employee is required to be certified by the DoD Firefighter Certification Program as Fire Inspector II (includes Fire Inspector I), Fire Instructor I, and Hazmat Awareness.
Employee must be certified as an Alaska State Basic Certification-AK Fire Investigator Technician (AK-FIT) within 6-months of employment and Advanced Certification-Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) within 1 year of employment.
The above certifications are also required if a Fire Protection Inspector is utilized to fill in or support a firefighting operations position- Hazmat Operations, Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I, II).
These duties require heavy lifting and physical exertion. Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program. Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management.
Employee may be required to work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or one 24 hour shift per week (if required to perform the qualifications of the position changes). May be subject to recall.
May be required to participate in on-scene firefighting duties during emergencies, low-manning periods, or during stand-by hours while on 24 hour shift.
Employee will work a 60-hour per week schedule consisting of four 9-hour work days and one 24-hour shift.
This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.
This position requires a pre-employment physical examination. Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth. Please see the below Additional Information section for details concerning physical demands and working environment.
May be required to work the Fire Alarm and Communications Center (FACC). May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT).
Key position IAW AFI 36-507. Position duties are essential to accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents must be removed from military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
Please see below Qualifications sections for details concerning the Special Retirement Provisions Authority.
Qualification for GS-0081-08, Fire Protection Inspector:
One year of specialized experience which includes Knowledge of recognized standards covering fire protection and prevention techniques and procedures, Knowledge of the theory of fire propagation and progression, Knowledge of the layout, design, construction, and contents of buildings and Knowledge of health and environmental safety requirements. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-07 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS:
Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-08 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of recognized standards covering fire protection and prevention techniques and procedures; agency and installation manuals, rules, and regulations; and federal, state, and local fire protection/prevention ordinances and building codes.
Knowledge of the theory of fire propagation and progression and the application of accepted techniques and principles to reduce/eliminate hazards in a specialized environment with a high fire expectancy and potential for severity.
Knowledge of the layout, design, construction, and contents of buildings; locations of fire protection systems; and other similar characteristics of the installation; and of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layout including the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems when work is associated with active aircraft.
Knowledge of health and environmental safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
Ability to develop and conduct training, education, and information programs for a variety of client groups; to maintain good working relations and to use tact and firmness when dealing with operating officials; and to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to recognize new or unusual types of combustibles or other hazardous material, determines their fire expectancy and severity, and adapts fire protection/prevention techniques to correct conditions or hazardous situations.
Knowledge of fire ground hazards, types of evidence, scene/evidence preservation, building construction and fire effects, fire dynamics/behavior/spread patterns, different types of explosion effects, evidentiary processes for legal proceedings, interviewing techniques and testifying in legal proceedings.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Special Retirement Provisions Authority:
Per OPM Letter dated 26 Jun 89 and DOD Memorandum dated 31 Aug 89, one of the following apply:
* FERS: Position covered as secondary position under the Federal Employees' Retirement System's special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8412(d)).
* CSRS: Position covered as secondary position under the Civil Service Retirement System's special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8366(c)).
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click Learn more about this agency
button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities while performing inspections or demonstrations during training sessions.
The work is performed in various settings, such as office buildings, warehouses, industrial buildings, or construction sites to include locations previously involved in fire and/or explosions. In some areas, the employee may be required to wear protective clothing, such as masks, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work may involve moderate risks requiring the exercise of safety precautions when working around fuel transfer operations, construction sites, hospitals, airfields, etc.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):
Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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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.
The resume/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 insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.
Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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, you will not
be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
A complete Application Questionnaire
Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable
for the position
If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:
The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission
. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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
The complete Application Package must
be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/19/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: ****To begin the process, click the Apply Online
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button at the end of the process.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10248211
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8517 20th Street
Elmendorf AFB, AK
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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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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.
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Open & closing dates:
07/12/2018 to 07/19/2018
$50,833 to $66,088 per year
Pay scale & grade: