Apply for this job now

Firefighter (Paramedic)

Ogden, Utah
7 Sep 2023

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities for the United States Air Force.

Experience a fabulous career as a Firefighter (Paramedic) (GS-0081-09) as part of America's Federal civil service!

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is recruiting for Firefight (Paramedic) to work at 775 CES/CEF Squadron, Hill AFB, UT.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Firefighter (Paramedic) assigned to a crew engaged in airfield, structural firefighting, crash-rescue operations and assist in reducing and/or eliminating potential fire hazards to protect persons, property, or the environment and following protocols and providing advanced levels of life support.

***This is a Federal Government civilian position - no active or reserve duty commitments***


  • Provides advanced life support.
  • Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where Hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great.
  • Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities.
  • Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.
  • Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.


  • Subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Employee must participate in a mandatory physical fitness program.
  • Employee is required to use all safety equipment and clothing provided by management.
  • The employee is required to work a 72 hour week on a 24 hour on/24 hour off basis which includes weekends, and holidays. May be subject to recall.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to random drug testing (IAW HQ-USAF letter dated 29 Jan 90).
  • This position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions and falls under the respiratory protection program and hearing conservation program.
  • The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required.
  • Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
  • May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT).
  • May be required to perform duties associated with the operation of aircraft arresting barrier equipment.
  • Employee is required to be certified by the DoD Firefighter Certification System as Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I, II), Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) - Paramedic (EMT-P) certification.
  • Must maintain current state or national Paramedic certification.
  • May be required to attain.maintain current Wildland Certification Red Card (Affiliated with Air Force National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Employee may be required to attain
  • Special Retirement Provisions Authority:


Position covered as rigorous under the FERS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C. 8401(14), 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), and 5 CFR 842.802]. Authority, Under Secretary of Defense Memo, dated 30 December 2004.


Position covered as rigorous under the CSRS special retirement provisions for Federal firefighters [5 U.S.C. 8331(21), 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 CFR 831.902]. Authority, Under Secretary of Defense Memo, dated 30 December 2004.

Note: Special retirement coverage is effective retroactive to the date of the personnel action of this SCPD.

  • Mission Essential (ME) determination was added to the cover page on 21 Jun 17 IAW DoD-EC SoP and DoDI 3020-42.
  • "This is a Mission Essential (ME) position performing a Mission Critical Function (MCF) which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions. IAW, DoDI 3020-42, Defense Continuity Programs."
  • U.S. Citizenship Required


  • Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy; of the latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems; and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
  • Knowledge to apply Advanced Life Support techniques and protocols.
  • Skill in operating communications equipment.
  • Ability to maintain good working relations; to communicate orally and in writing; and to lift and carry heavy loads.
  • Ability to apply Advanced Life Support techniques and protocols.



  • 10 Federal Holidays
  • 13 sick leave days


  • Based upon length of employment start at 13 days and earn up to 26 days

INSURANCE - No waiting period to qualify for health insurance for you and your family

RETIREMENT - Immediate coverage by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), part of a three-tiered system which contains:

  • Basic Benefits Plan
  • Social Security
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), similar to a 401 (k)

Please use the below link as a guide to build your resume:

To receive additional information about current and future job openings with AFCS via email notification, please subscribe at and sign up to Get Career Updates.

AFCS is Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Apply for this job now


  • Job Reference: 1108273197-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Air Force Civilian Service
  • Location: Ogden, Utah
  • Salary: On Application