Job Announcement Information Details

Job Number 20APR0JD221B0X406503
PayPlan/Series  P-0081
Grade 05 
Salary  Euro Symbol 3407.13-  Euro Symbol 3832.56 
Opening Date 11-May-2020 
Cutoff Date 22-May-2020 
Closing Date Until Filled 
Position Title Lead Firefighter (Crew Chief) Airfield/Feuerwehr Gruppenf. e. Flughafenfeuerw. (m/w/d), 2 perm pos. 
Organization US Army Installation Management CMD, USAG Wiesbaden, Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire Protection & Prevention Division, Fire Protection Branch 
Duty Station Wiesbaden 
Special Info • IMPORTANT:
This vacancy announcement is ONLY for current INTERNAL Local National Employees throughout Germany. This covers all current Local National employees of the U.S. Forces in Germany, including U.S. Air Force and AAFES-Europe within Germany.

Applicants who apply against this announcement will only be considered when there is no employee under REDUCTION-IN-FORCE who has placement rights to this vacancy.

Bitte lesen Sie “Wie bewerbe ich mich richtig”:
Please read “How do I apply” :Click Here

Wir akzeptieren nur Bewerbungen mit unserem hausinternen Bewerbungsformular, AE Form 690-70A, Dec 15. Bitte keine Anlagen beilegen, außer Nachweis bei Schwerbehinderung/Gleichstellung./
We only accept applications with our internal application form AE Form 690-70A, Dec 15.

Bewerbungsformular/Application Form:
Click Here

Wir akzeptieren keine Bewerbungen per Fax oder Email sondern nur per Post an die Postfachadresse in Kaiserslautern. Einschreiben oder andere spezielle Versandarten können den Eingang erheblich verzögern. Deshalb empfehlen wir den normalen Postweg./
We do not accept applications via fax or email, only via mail to our mailbox address. Registered mail or any other special mailing methods may delay receipt of your application. Therefore, we recommend using the general German mailing system.

Um Ihnen und uns Kosten zu sparen, übersenden Sie Ihren Bewerbungsbogen bitte ohne Ordner, Hefter oder Plastikhüllen. /
To avoid additional expenses please send your application without any document folders, sheet protectors etc.

Sollten Sie mehrere Bewerbungen gleichzeitig einreichen, können Sie gerne einen Umschlag benutzen. / Should you submit multiple applications at the same time, you can of course use one envelope.

Postanschrift/Mailing Address:

Civilian Human Resources Agency
Kleber Kaserne
LN Division, Wiesbaden Team
Postfach 15 40
67604 Kaiserslautern

Tel: DSN: 483-5755
Tel: CIV: 0631-411-5755

Schwerbehinderte oder ihnen Gleichgestellte werden bei gleicher Eignung für diese Planstelle bevorzugt berücksichtigt, wenn sie diesen Status im Bewerbungsbogen angeben. Sie haben ihren Status bei der Bewerbung nachzuweisen. /
In case of equal qualifications, a severely handicapped person or a person with equal status will receive priority consideration when identified on the application form. Such persons must provide proof of their status when applying.

Innerbetriebliche Arbeitnehmer (m/w/d), die derzeit in Teilzeit beschäftigt sind, sind gemäß Paragraph 9 TzBefrG bei der Besetzung eines entsprechenden freien Arbeitsplatzes mit einer höheren Wochenarbeitszeit, bei gleicher Eignung, bevorzugt zu berücksichtigen. (Bitte geben Sie deshalb unbedingt im Bewerbungsformular, Teil IV – Berufserfahrung, die Wochenarbeitsstunden Ihrer jetzigen Position an)./ Current Employees, who are working Part-Time will receive priority consideration in accordance with the German law on part-time- and temporary employment, Paragraph 9 for vacancies with a higher number of weekly work hours, when equally qualified (please indicate your current Part-Time hours worked clearly in the application form, Part IV, Professional Experience).

Area of

Current INTERNAL Local National Employees throughout Germany. This covers all current Local National employees of the U.S. Forces in Germany, including U.S. Air Force and AAFES-Europe within Germany.


Duties Incumbent is responsible for quality and quantity of work operations of non-supervisory personnel assigned to crew as well as effective on-scene coordination with multiple outside agencies (military and host nation). Individual tasks assigned and competencies required are those defined for a fire officer 2 per applicable International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) manuals (Essentials of fire fighting, Fire Department Company Officer) and current edition National Fire Protection association (NFPA) 1021, ?Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications? and 1002 for a Firefighter Work is complicated by the fact that U.S. Army fire departments frequently respond jointly with Host Nation Fire Departments, which are operating under different codes and guidelines, using different equipment. For combined responses, Incumbent has to directly interact with host nation responders and must, additionally to the competencies described above, posses a thorough knowledge of host nation policies, protocols, procedures and equipment. Incumbent usually directs emergency response activities independently at the scene. Tasks include fire fighting, rescue salvage and overhaul, as well as communication and evacuation of occupants and removing supplies.

Next higher level supervisor usually is only called in at major incidents, if not tied to overall military command. Ensures that procedures and techniques of firefighting operations, training, equipment maintenance, fire prevention, as prescribed by NFPA, DoD, DA, MACOM and installation directives and manuals are followed. Develops and executes plans, schedules proper resources (human and material), makes assignments and directs routine and emergency operations. Establishes an initial command location and directs all communications from the incident site. Work is reviewed for general adequacy and responsiveness to emergency situations. Guidelines include recognized standards on firefighting techniques and procedures, National Fire Protection Standards, applicable host nation safety standards and regulations, local rules and regulations, of the Fire Chief, and operating manuals for equipment. Decisions include placement and utilization of apparatus, equipment, and personnel. Determines the need to re-call additional staffing, request mutual aid, and/or resources from other support organizations. Makes decisions regarding isolation or evacuation of personnel from the emergency area and the distances affected. Responsible for all concurrent operations relating to the emergency, releasing of information, related reports and notifications while performing the Incident Commander duties. Decisions affect directly health life and safety of victims as well as firefighters assigned.

Performs as crew chief crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling medium to complex aircraft; e.g., attack and transport helicopters, cargo airplanes and small passenger planes. Responds as a crew chief, responsible for effectiveness of the specific response to hazardous material incidents at operations level.
Responds as a lead fire fighter (crew chief) member to weapons of mass destruction incidents involving harmful application of CBRNE (Chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and explosive) agents at operations level. Individual tasks assigned and competencies required are those defined per applicable current edition NFPA codes 472 and 472 upcoming DoD standards and SBBCOM defined competency levels for a first responder at operations level.
Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set priorities, prepares and executes schedules for completion of work, and evaluates performance to ensure timely completion. Communicates orally and in writing keeping higher-level supervisors informed as to the schedules and progress accomplished. Drafts specific standard operating procedures for and implementation guidelines related to those projects.

Identifies developmental and training needs for the organizational unit including proficiency training and classroom instruction. Instruction includes teaching classes for State or Department of Defense (DoD) certification programs, proficiency training or scheduled training classes, exercises and drills. Teaches new procedures and evaluates subordinates progress. Employee performs maintenance tasks on firefighting apparatus, equipment, extinguishers, and facilities and serves as member of standby crew during potentially hazardous production, maintenance, and storage operations.

Minimum Basic Requirements: Applicants for this position must have E&T Level I (completed lower secondary school / Hauptschulabschluss) PLUS German certification as basic fire fighter (abgeschlossene Feuerwehrgrundausbildung, gemaess Feuerwehrdienstvorschrift 2 (FwDV2).

PLUS 1 year of specialized experience as defined below. Substitution through higher level education for experience is not applicable.

PLUS completed training in accordance with the guidelines of the US Forces Fire Prevention Program.

Specialized Experience: is experience as an active and regular member of an organized city or volunteer fire department using motorized equipment or as a firefighter in a military or industrial establishment or in a comparable plant or institution using motorized equipment. Experience in a voluntary fire department must include regular attendance at training and instruction. Experience gained in inspecting for and detecting, controlling, and eliminating fire hazards; applying fire regulations and fire codes; writing descriptions of violations and corrective recommendations; and speaking to groups on fire prevention.

Qualification determinations will be made upon review of the employee’s quality of experience indicating the required skills, abilities, and the demonstrated level of responsibility to be able to work successfully the duties of the position.

- Incumbent must possess and maintain host nation equivalent National Emergency Medical Technician (NEMT) certification.
- Incumbent must be able to maintain a DoD certification as Firefighter I & II, Driver Operator Pumper, DOD HAZMAT operations, Host Nation SCBA certification (Ausbildung zum Atemschutzgeraetetraeger gem. FwDV 2), radio communicator training (Ausbildung zum Sprechfunker gem. FwDV2).
- Must be able to maintain valid host Nation certification to service and recharge fire extinguishers.
- Incumbent is responsible for the proper handling of specific hazardous wastes generated by the unit, activity or facility; operation of a hazardous waste generation point, and assisting in emergency action involving hazardous waste. Assigned work may include collecting, storing, moving, labeling (including dating), segregating, preparing turn-in documents on, and maintaining records on hazardous wastes. Incumbent is required to complete recurring renewal training.

Office automation skills required.

English Language and German Language Proficiency Level III required.
(Excellent = Level III, Good = Level II, Fair = Level I).
Civilian Personnel may administer an appropriate English test.

Applicants must be in possession of a driver's license class C.
Driver's license CE is desired.

Language Proficiency Level Definitions
Description of the Education & Training Levels 
Placement Factor
not applicable

Conditions of
These are 2 permanent full-time (256 hrs. /month) positions.

24 hour Shifts and work on Weekends and Holidays required.

On-call duty required.

Occasionally temporary Duty Travel (TDY) required.

Lifting and carrying of items up to 100 lbs. (45 kg.) required.

- Employee is required to successfully complete additional classes, required by changed Host Nation or DoD regulations and laws to continue performing assigned tasks. This may also include certification classes to maintain and operate new acquired equipment.
- Employee may be subject to periodic (e.g. annual) medical examinations following appointment to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position. Employee is required to participate in a physical fitness program as described by DOD standards.
- Heavy physical effort is required in the frequent handling of objects such as cylinders and extinguishers weighing 45 lbs or more. Employee may be required to lift/carry personnel in emergency situations.
- Duties require full use of both arms, both legs, and fingers to bend, turn, pull, crawl, kneel, and climb for such tasks as use of aerial ladders, firefighting equipment controls, arranging/connecting hoses, rappelling, operation of fire truck and all types of rescue operations, etc.
- During rescue operations, incumbent may come into contact with human blood or other potential infectious materials which may result in possible exposure to blood borne pathogens.
- Employee must remain clean-shaven to insure integrity of mask fit for breathing apparatus.
- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination (G-26), and periodic examinations thereafter. The employing organization together with medical authorities will determine the type(s) of examination(s) required, giving due consideration to examination requirements stipulated in German labor law.

Designated duty station is at present Wiesbaden. The future incumbent may be reassigned to another duty station within the same works council agency and commuting area (within the meaning of the legal ordinance on moving expense in its current version) of his/her present duty station.

Knowledges, Skills,
& Abilities (KSAs)
not applicable



Current server time is 5:05:45 AM, August 12, 2020