Capt Craig Freeman

Army Installation Management Command, Fort Carson (CO) Firefighter

Army Installation Management Command, Fort Carson (CO) is accepting apps for Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Materials Technician). Until Sept. 7, 2016  Salary $40,092.00 to $52,120.00 annually For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…

Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Materials Technician)

Army Installation Management Command

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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Carson, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent

Opened Wednesday 8/24/2016 (2 day(s) ago)

Closes Wednesday 9/7/2016 (12 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $40,092.00 to $52,120.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade


  • Supervisory Status


  • Who May Apply

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The position is located in the Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services, with duty location in Fort Carson, Colorado. This job provides a customer focused, highly effective program to eliminate and subdue every day hazards to life and property utilizing state of the art procedures and equipment. Emergency medical, hazardous material response, structural/wild land firefighter, aircraft crash/rescue and fire prevention are a few of the services provided.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

Maximum Entry Age (MEA):

The MEA for Firefighters is 37. An employee originally hired into a covered FF position must be hired by the last day of the month s/he reaches 37.

Maximum Re-entry Age:

An employee who previously served on a covered position may be rehired past the MEA as long as s/he is able to complete 20 years of covered service by her/his mandatory retirement age. The maximum re-entry age for the individual is calculated by determining the total amount of time s/he has served on a covered position and subtracting that from age 57 if a FF. The employee’s current age is compared to the calculated maximum re-entry age to determine if s/he can be rehired into the covered position.

Waivers to Maximum Entry Age

MEA may be waived, but only under specific circumstances and only if approved by the authorized entity. Waivers to MEA for FFs must be approved by local Command.

MANDATORY SEPARATION: An employee who occupies a special retirement position is subject to mandatory separatin when all the following minimum conditions are met:

(a) Age 57

(b) Completion of 20 years of creditable service as a firefighter

Mandatory separation is effective on the last day of the month in which the minimum conditions are met. Employees who are subject to mandatory separation are given a notice period of at least 60 days.


As a Firefighter (Basic Life Support/Hazardous Material Technician), you will operate all assigned fire-fighting and emergency equipment such as fire apparatus and emergency rescue equipment (i.e., Jaws of life, power tools, Hydraulic tools); drive emergency vehicles to and from the scene of emergencies by a pre-determined route or as directed by the Lead or Supervisory Firefighter/s; drive and operate various types of firefighting apparatus including pumpers, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, and aerial ladder trucks with responsibility for safety of personnel riding in the truck to the scene of the fire.Duties and responsibilities include work in structural, airfield wild land firefighting specializations, hazardous materials operations and emergency medical care and treatment.Area of work encompasses a large installation of approximately 17M square feet of buildings, some of which are combustible construction and of national historic value, and some 373,834 acres of maneuver and down range training areas.You will function as a fully qualified Hazardous Materials Technician and serve as a member on the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team; perform general maintenance and care of assigned equipment to assure a constant state of readiness; assist the injured during medical emergencies, which range in complexity from minor cuts and sprains to life threatening injuries or illnesses; provide fire protection and prevention practices to support the storage of highly combustible fuels and different types of hazardous materials stored or in use; serve as crew supervisor in the absence of immediate supervisor or when workload dictates.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.  Specialized experience is defined as: operating firefighting equipment which reflects understanding of fire behavior and extinguishing agents; using fixed fire protection systems and associated equipment and specialized tools; operating all equipment during emergencies under extremely stressful conditions; operating a variety of pumps and heavy hand held equipment as well as self-contained or other types of breathing apparatus; performing rescue and decontamination and providing EMT services under a variety of conditions; carrying out orders, effectively fighting fires, and using and maintaining assigned firefighting equipment under conditions of heavy physical exertion and extreme heat and dust in all kinds of weather.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Firefighting Procedures
  • Ability to Operate Fire Safety Equipment
  • Skill in Maintaining Fire Equipment

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower (GS-06) grade (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement based on experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Operator’s license for driving and operating ALL emergency equipment
  • EMT D50 and IV Authorization/Certification
  • HAZMAT Technician level certification
  • State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Colorado/National) (Basic Life Support)
  • Firefighter II certification issued by DoD, Pro-Board, or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • Airport Firefighter certification issued by DoD, Pro-Board, or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Firefighter Type II certification (Red Card)
  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) security clearance
  • Pre-employment drug test and random drug testing
  • Pre-employment physical and annual physical examinations
  • Performance of duties during periods of inclement weather, fire, hazardous duty and other emergency operations
  • Pass a Physical Agility Test
  • Participation in a physical wellness program
  • Wear a prescribed uniform and/or other personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Work 72-hour weekly tours, weekends, and holidays
  • This is an Army Career Program (CP) 12 position.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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