If you have supervisory or lead firefighting experience and are a knowledgeable, dedicated, and motivated individual, consider joining the Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) as a Supervisory Firefighter. The position operates under the general supervision of the Fire Chief and supervises those performing duties requiring a high degree of public trust and confidence
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- Serves as Deputy Fire Chief and has complete responsibility for the Fire Department Safety and Health Program and the Fire Department Training Program.
- Serves as the Incident Commander on incidents involving chemicals, biological agents, radiological agents, fires and specialized rescue emergencies.
- Responsible for the overall technical and administrative management in all areas of emergency response including staffing, assignment of personnel, and conducting performance evaluations of personnel.
- Reviews specifications for new apparatus, equipment, protective clothing, and protective equipment for compliance with the applicable safety standards.
- Ensures all fire department facilities are inspected and that any safety or health hazards or code violations are corrected in a prompt and timely manner.
- Incorporates medical surveillance, wellness programs, physical fitness, nutrition, and injury and illness rehabilitation into the Health Maintenance Program.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
- Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
- Pre-employment and/or random drug and alcohol testing is required for this position.
- Must possess a valid Maryland Class B driver's license.
- If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination, provide evidence of immunization, and be free from communicable diseases.
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
- Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement, including time in grade.
- You may work in hazardous environments or handle hazardous substances.
- Certain age restrictions apply.
- This position may be assigned to work with, handle, receive, or store materials designated as Select Agents and Toxins by the Federal Select Agent Program.
- This position requires [weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours].
- This position has on-call or call-back requirements.
To qualify at the GS-13 level: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: overseeing and directing day-to-day fire department operations which include staffing, personnel and conducting performance evaluations; coordinate various disciplines such as fire prevention, fire inspection, disaster preparedness, emergency medical services; review monthly fire inspection reports submitted by firefighters; ensure that corrective actions are taken on major deficiencies; implementing fire protection and prevention training programs and projects; providing guidance on fire prevention programs to ensure compliance with organizational policies.
Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.
Selective Factor(s): In order to meet minimum qualification requirements you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor(s) of this position. Selective factor(s) include(s):
You must possess a current certification by the State of Maryland or the National Registry as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10997631
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 .
- This position is designated as an " emergency essential " position and the selected candidate will be considered an " emergency essential " employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
- Incumbent will be required to work 56 hours a per week/112 hours per pay period which include working shift work and may include nights, rotational, holidays, on-call/call-call back and weekends.
- A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
- A one-year supervisory trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.
- At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : alternative work schedules.
- If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: https: ethics.od.nih.gov/topics/fd.htm.
- PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration.
- We may make additional selections for similar positions across the National Institutes of Health within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at NIH. Clearance of CTAP will be applied for similar positions across NIH.
- The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
- The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
- Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
- Visit our Total Compensation page for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) , you must be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry and substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security
Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder . If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.
For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website , USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial .
You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.
To be considered eligible, you must submit the following documentation, if applicable to you AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire. If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.
- SF-50 – A copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your eOPF .
- Visit our site on the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) for more information on eligibility and required documentation.
Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.