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Firefighter Driver-Operator

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/03
Posting End Date: 2024/08/01
Sub Category: Dispatch
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 16.72
Maximum Salary: 24.23
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:                                          24-61-MN

                      AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                                            Open to current enlisted members of the Idaho Air National Guard qualified as AFSC 3E731/3E751; and all persons eligible for enlisted membership in the Idaho Air National Guard. (Military membership is a condition of employment)

                      POSITION TITLE:                                                             Firefighter Driver-Operator

                      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:                                 7035

                     CLASS CODE:                                                                       20243

                     SALARY RANGE:                                                                 $18.64 to $24.23 hourly ($51,339 to $66,731 annually) - Full 6F Grade Level
                                                                                                                         $16.72 to $21.74 hourly ($46,056 to $59,870 annually) - 5F Trainee Grade Level

                                                                                                                         Hourly/annual compensation table for firefighter categories are calculated for 2,754 hours - *Starting pay rate is typically at a Step 1

                     FLSA CODE:                                                                              Firefighter

                     DUTY LOCATION:                                                                   Military Division, Idaho Air National Guard, 124 Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Department, Gowen Field, Boise, ID

                     TYPE OF POSITION:                                                              Military Nonclassified; Air; Enlisted

                     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:                                        AFSC 3E731/3E751


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 (1-6 or 1-7) separately.

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

  • (1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho Air National Guard and be qualified as AFSC 3E731/3E751; or be currently attending the DoD Firefighter school at Goodfellow, AFB or be eligible and willing to enlist in the Idaho Air National Guard.

    Provide written response with your current military grade, job title, AFSC and unit of assignment; if you currently are attending DoD Firefighter school with anticipated graduation date; if in another state your willingness to ITS; or your willingness and ability to enlist in the Idaho Air National Guard.

  • (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 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 T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, 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): Driver Operator Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF), Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply (MWS), Driver Operator Pumper, and NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. (Attach supporting documentation to your application.)

  • (5) Must obtain certification as a State of Idaho Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) within 1-year of hire.

  • (6) Must have a minimum of 12-months of experience as a firefighter. 

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

  • (1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho Air National Guard and be qualified as AFSC 3E731/3E751; or be currently attending the DoD Firefighter school at Goodfellow, AFB or be eligible and willing to enlist in the Idaho Air National Guard.

    Provide written response with your current military grade, job title, AFSC and unit of assignment; if you currently are attending DoD Firefighter school with anticipated graduation date; if in another state your willingness to ITS; or your willingness and ability to enlist in the Idaho Air National Guard.

  • (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 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 T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, 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): Firefighter I/II, Airport Firefighter, and HAZMAT Operations. (Attach supporting documentation to your application.)

  • (5) Must agree to successfully complete assigned training to obtain remaining IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Program certifications required for promotion to NGA-6F within 12-months of hire.

  • (6) Must obtain certification as a State of Idaho Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) within 1-year of hire.

  • (7) Must have a minimum of 3-months of experience as a firefighter.

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 (1-8) separately.

  • (1)  Knowledge of proper safety practices relating to the fire protection field.

  • (2) Knowledge of operations and maintenance of all installation fire protection equipment.

  • (3) Knowledge of inspection methods and corrective action procedures.

  • (4) Ability to operate all fire protection equipment and follow specific instructions given by the Fire Crew Chief.

  • (5) Ability to act as an Alarm Room Operator and perform general clerical tasks in support of fire station operations.

  • (6) Skill and ability to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus for 15-minutes or longer.

  • (7) Skill and ability to perform heavy lifting during training and emergency situations.

  • (8) Skill and ability to maintain EMT and CPR certification with the State of Idaho. 

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 Air 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 or email [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
POSITION CONTROL NUMBER(S):  7035 
CLASS CODE NUMBER: 20243
SALARY GRADE: NGA-6F
                                                                     NGA-5F (Trainee Grade)

INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to the Gowen Field Fire Department (124 CES-CEF, 124 MSG, 124 FW), Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of this position is to prevent the loss of life and property from fire. Performs as a crew member engaged in airfield, structural firefighting, crash-rescue, and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) response. Incumbent drives and operates firefighting vehicles and responds to the presence or the potential release of hazardous materials for the purpose of stopping or controlling the situation. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. As directed by the Fire Crew Chief, drives assigned crash/rescue/structural firefighting vehicle to the scene of an emergency and operates equipment as required.

2. Follows specific instructions of the Fire Crew Chief while driving to crash/structural fire scenes and maneuvers the vehicle into the most practical position at the scene. Operates pumps to maintain adequate pressure of water, foam or chemicals. Performs rescue work and first aid as required by emergency situations within capabilities and medical protocols. 

3. Participates in classroom and practical demonstrations in structural and crash rescue techniques, first aid, fire prevention, conducting inspections, and in the use of a variety of modern structural/crash firefighting equipment. Maintains knowledge of current directives and regulations; demonstrates the ability to define and describe procedures and the proper workings of equipment, conferring with the Fire Crew Chief for clarification of technical details. 

4. As assigned, performs duties as the Alarm Room Operator to include operation of alarm systems, recording devices, electronic log book entries, reports, and general clerical work needed in support of the fire station operations. 

5. Inspects and performs first and second echelon maintenance of fire equipment such as extinguishers, fire hose, vehicle suppression systems, and equipment on vehicles. Documents and reports any deficiencies or damage of equipment to the Fire Crew Chief. 

6. Maintains constant awareness of frequent changes in cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts of assigned and transient aircraft to determine how they affect the difficulty of rescue and firefighting. Must be able to operate or deactivate various specialized systems such as ejection seats and oxygen supply systems. 

7. Performs heavy lifting during emergency situations; climbs and maneuvers around high and tight places; operates a self-contained breathing apparatus for 15 minutes. 

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 Assistant Fire Chief and receives operational and technical guidance from the Assistant Fire Chief or the Fire Crew Chief. Assignments are given in the form of verbal and written instructions and inspection reports. Work is subject to inspection for acceptability, performance, and adherence to instructions and established standards. Guidelines include technical orders, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, operating instructions, manuals and military directives.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: The incumbent's contacts are with Boise Ground Control, Boise City Fire Department, Idaho Military Division employees, Idaho National Guard members, and personnel from all armed services.

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. This position requires the incumbent to work 48-hour shifts. Shift schedules consist of one 48-hours shift followed by 96-hours off (shift schedules are subject to change), with an average of 56 hours per week. Work schedules include evenings, weekends and holidays. Incumbent will work a shift schedule as directed by the Fire Chief. This position is considered mission essential. Periodic travel, both in-state and out-of-state, via all modes of transportation, is required. Incumbent must submit to and pass initial and periodic security/background checks, physicals, performance/fitness tests, and drug tests. Wear of special clothing with appropriate markings and protective equipment is required. Travel via all modes of transportation may be required in the accomplishment of assigned training and duties. Overnight travel for moderate periods may be required.

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