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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/09
Posting End Date: 2024/05/23
Sub Category: Emergency Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 15.78
Maximum Salary: 22.86
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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STATE OF IDAHO
MILITARY DIVISION
Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273

STATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

         ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                   24-43-MN

         AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                     Open to current enlisted members of the Idaho National Guard (IDNG) or those willing to enlist (Military membership is required)

          POSITION TITLE:                                         Firefighter Driver-Operator - OF&ES

          PAY GRADE:                                                    NGA-6F
                                                                                       NGA-5F (Trainee Grade)
       

* If you do not meet all the minimum qualifications for the NGA-6F Full Grade level, you may apply and be considered for the Trainee Grade level and progress to the Full Grade after completion of requirements

           POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:            2912 *multiple vacancies

           CLASS CODE:                                                22737

            SALARY RANGE:                                         $17.59 to $22.86 hourly ($48,433 to $62,954 annually) - Full 6F Grade Level
                                                                                       $15.78 to $20.51 hourly ($43,449 to $56,481 annually) - 5F Trainee Grade Level

                       Hourly/annual compensation table for firefighter categories are calculated for 2,754 hours

             FLSA CODE:                                                Firefighter

              DUTY LOCATION:                                    Military Division, Idaho Army National Guard, Idaho Training Center, Orchard Combat Training Center, Orchard Fire and Emergency Services (OF&ES), Boise, ID (off main base)

To learn more about the OCTC, please visit https://www.imd.idaho.gov/orchard-combat-training-center

                     TYPE OF POSITION:                                                                    Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Enlisted

                     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:                                               Not Applicable


The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.

YOUR APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:

  • Military Division Mandatory Questions – Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement – When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.

MILITARY DIVISION MANDATORY QUESTIONS:

  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

  • Identify in your responses if you are applying under the full grade (NGA-6F) or Trainee grade (NGA-5F) for the position. To the highest NGA-level for which you fully qualify/meet all stated requirements.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-12 or 1-11) separately.

Mandatory Requirements to qualify at the NGA-6F grade level: 

  • (1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard; or eligible/willing to enlist/join the Idaho National Guard. Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC and unit of assignment. If you are not currently a member, identify if you are enlisted in another state and willing to interstate transfer to Idaho; if you are not; provide response on your willingness and ability to join/enlist.

  • (2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state), and be eligible to obtain a military driver’s license. Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full legal name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

  • (3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T1 Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T1, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.

  • (4) Must possess the following certification levels by an IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Program (certifications will have affixed IFSAC or Pro Board numbered seal): American Heart Association – CPR, Emergency Medical Responder (or higher), HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, HazMat Operations – Product Control (if after 2017),HazMat Operations – PPE (if after 2017), Firefighter I & II, Apparatus Driver Operator – Pumper, Apparatus Driver Operator – Mobile Water Supply, and Telecommunicator I & II. (Attach supporting documentation to your application.

  • (5) Must have or be willing to obtain within 1 year of appointment the following certification level by an IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Program (certifications will have affixed IFSAC or Pro Board numbered seal): Apparatus Driver Operator – Aerial (attach supporting documentation to your application if applicable; or provide written response on your ability and willingness to obtain certification within 1-year of appointment.

  • (6) Must have a minimum of 1-year of experience as a firefighter to qualify for full grade. Highly qualified candidates will be certified by the Department of Defense (DOD) Firefighter Certification System. (Attach supporting documentation to your application.) 

  • (7) Must be able to successfully pass a firefighter physical in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency Standard 1582. 

  • (8) Must have the ability to lift and carry heavy loads during training and emergencies. 

  • (9) Must have, or be willing to obtain, and maintain all required Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Firefighter Type 2 courses and FEMA certifications identified by the Fire Chief. 

  • (10) Must have, or be willing to obtain, and maintain Red Card certification. 

  • (11) Must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program. Compliance to the physical fitness program is determined by the Fire Chief. 

  • (12) Must agree to submit to periodic and random drug testing as directed by the Fire Chief or proper authority. 

Mandatory Requirements to qualify at the NGA-5F Trainee grade level: 

  • (1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard; or eligible/willing to enlist/join the Idaho National Guard. Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC and unit of assignment. If you are not currently a member, identify if you are enlisted in another state and willing to interstate transfer to Idaho; if you are not; provide response on your willingness and ability to join/enlist.

  • (2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state), and be eligible to obtain a military driver’s license. Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full legal name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.

  • (3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T1 Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T1, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.

  • (4) Must possess the following certification levels by an IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Program (certifications will have affixed IFSAC or Pro Board numbered seal): American Heart Association – CPR, Emergency Medical Responder (or higher), HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, HazMat Operations – Product Control (if after 2017), HazMat Operations – PPE (if after 2017), and Firefighter I. (Attach supporting documentation to your application.

  • (5) Must be willing and able to complete all other Firefighter training requirements within 2-years of appointment to include the following certification levels by an IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Program (certifications will have affixed IFSAC or Pro Board numbered seal): Firefighter II, Apparatus Driver Operator – Pumper, Apparatus Driver Operator – Mobile Water Supply, Telecommunicator I & II. (attach supporting documentation to your application if applicable; or provide written response on your ability and willingness to obtain certification within 2-years of appointment.

  • (6) Must be able to successfully pass a firefighter physical in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency Standard 1582. 

  • (7) Must have the ability to lift and carry heavy loads during training and emergencies. 

  • (8) Must have, or be willing to obtain, and maintain all required Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Firefighter Type 2 courses and FEMA certifications identified by the Fire Chief. 

  • (9) Must have, or be willing to obtain, and maintain Red Card certification. 

  • (10) Must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program. Compliance to the physical fitness program is determined by the Fire Chief. 

  • (11) Must agree to submit to periodic and random drug testing as directed by the Fire Chief or proper authority. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Applicants must have 12-months (to qualify as NGA-6F) or 3-months (to qualify as NGA-5F) of training and/or specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below. In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each (1-6) separately.

  • (1)  Knowledge of, and ability to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity; of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc.

  • (2) Knowledge of basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.

  • (3) Knowledge of hazardous materials emergency response procedures, equipment, identification, and mitigation actions.

  • (4) Knowledge of, and ability to apply, emergency first aid techniques; knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.

  • (5) Skill in operating communications equipment.

  • (6) Ability to maintain good working relations; ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both orally and in writing. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Refer to the position description below.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform.
d. Incumbent must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment.
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                 Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                 Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                 Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications are accepted online only. State employees must apply in Luma after logging in; non-state employees need to apply on the career website. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] and [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


JOB TITLE: FIREFIGHTER DRIVER-OPERATOR – OF&ES
POSITION CONTROL NUMBER: 2912
CLASS CODE NUMBER: 22737
SALARY GRADE: NGA-6F
                                                                     NGA-5F (Trainee Grade)

INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to the Idaho Training Center – Orchard Range (ITC-OR), Orchard Fire and Emergency Services (OF&ES), Idaho Army National Guard (IDARNG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The position is located at the ITC-OR Fire Station. The Training Site is an Army National Guard (ARNG) Maneuver Training Center (Heavy). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter/Driver-Operator, assisting with the execution of the fire protection and prevention programs for the IDARNG facilities serviced in the OCTC. Exercises full responsibility for driving and operating all assigned fire apparatus. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter assigned to a crew engaged in structural firefighting and wildland firefighting, to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity, and to respond to the presence or potential releases of hazardous materials.

To learn more about the OCTC, please see more information here https://www.imd.idaho.gov/orchard-combat-training-center/

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities that may include research and/or large industrial complexes. Performs pre-fire planning by physically going through structures to become familiar with the layout, fire hazards, and location of fixed fire protection systems. May assist in the development of special protective services for structures imposing extreme hazards. As a fire crew member, participates in controlling and extinguishing fires by operating hoses, ladders, and hydrants. Participates in regular training and exercises as required. Supervises fire alarm communication center operations to ensure all firefighting equipment and personnel are dispatched as required. Ensures that the communications center is manned at all times during the shift. Oversees the checkout of communications equipment at the beginning of the shift. As necessary, details additional help in case of short staffing. Maintains constant contact with the center during real emergencies or fire drills. 

2. Drives and operates firefighting vehicles (in emergency and non-emergency mode), such as pumpers and aerial ladder trucks. Drives to the scene of the fire following a predetermined route or selecting an alternate when necessary and positions vehicle considering factors, such as wind direction, sources of water, hazards from falling structures, etc. Operates pumps, foam generators, and other similar equipment. Determines proper pressures, the number of lines, and relays requirements to the booster pumper. Conducts thorough preventive maintenance inspections of assigned vehicles in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards, manufacturer’s instructions, and applicable Army regulations. Maintains constant awareness of levels in self-contained breathing apparatus and warns other firefighters when tanks are close to empty. Assists in training other firefighters on driving vehicles and operating equipment. 

3. Performs rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and prepare the victim(s) for transport to a medical facility. Uses direct pressure and/or tourniquets to stop bleeding, checks windpipe for obstructions, performs CPR, and/or provides other appropriate assistance. Participates in regular training and exercises as required. 

4. Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities. Performs functional tests and inspections. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and housekeeping duties associated with assigned facilities. 

5. Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment. 

6. Participates in incident debriefings and critiques, prepares incident reports and documentation utilizing the Emergency Reporting System. 

7. As assigned, will be required to work in the Fire Alarm and Communications Center on a rotational basis, on weekends, holidays, or during other manning shortages that may occur on an infrequent basis. 

8. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies and serves as a role model for the Whistleblower Protection Program, EEO, security and workplace safety practices, policies and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace. 

9. Performs other related duties and projects as necessary or assigned. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent works under general supervision of the Supervisory Firefighter, Station Captain (SC), and receives operational and technical guidance from the Assistant Fire Chief or the Supervisory Firefighter (Station Captain). The supervisor defines objectives, outlines limits of responsibility, and discusses new or changed guidelines. Incumbent independently performs duties within established policy and authority. Work is reviewed for compliance with regulations and adequacy of the fire protection and prevention program. During emergency response situations, the incumbent will work under the direction/supervision of the on-scene incident commander.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: The incumbent’s contacts are with state, federal and military personnel of the Idaho Military Division/Idaho National Guard; OCTC Range Control; Boise City Fire Department, Ada County Paramedics, Mountain Home Fire Department, Mountain Home AFB Fire Department; Bureau of Land Management (BLM); personnel from all armed services training in the OCTC; and the general public.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position is considered an operations position requiring the incumbent to work uncommon tours of duty, rotating shift assignments and other-than-normal duty hours. Position requires the incumbent to work a 24-hour tour of duty, 56-hour workweek, to include evenings, weekends and holidays, requiring coordination and flexibility in accomplishing training and operations. May be subject to recall. This position is considered mission essential. The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. Position requires the employee to participate in an assigned physical fitness program and an initial and periodic (e.g., annual) medical examination is required for continued performance of the arduous and/or hazardous nature of the duties involved. Periodic travel, both in and out-of-state, via all modes of transportation, is required. Incumbent must submit to and pass initial and periodic security/background checks, physicals, job performance/fitness tests, and drug tests. Wear of special clothing with appropriate markings and protective equipment is required. Incumbent is required to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief and may be required to remain on duty after the official shift ends, i.e., mandatory overtime; subject to recall to duty. Incumbent must maintain a functioning telephone at their residence to aid in contact during recall/emergency situations.

FLSA Overtime Code: F (Firefighter Covered; time and one-half)
EEOC: I05 (Protective Services)
WCC: 7710
MAY 2022

  • State Benefits:

    The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

    EEO/ADA/Veteran:

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.


    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

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