New job Fire Extinguishing Systems Mechanic in Hawaii

Fire Extinguishing Systems Mechanic

Company : US Department of the Army
Salary : $32.52 - $37.97 an hour
Location : Hawaii

Full Description



About the Position: Hawaii is a beautiful state, but has a high cost of living. Hawaii has many outdoor activities all year round including surfing, paddling, diving, fishing, and hiking.

It is highly recommended that research be done about the cost of living in Hawaii prior to applying.

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation. Veteran Preference and Military Spouse Preference does not apply.


  • Conduct routine inspection and testing of water-based fire protection systems specified by the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-601-1.
  • Reset alarms and restores system to normal operational status.
  • Install new or modifies existing water-based fire suppression systems.
  • Conduct inspections of backflow prevention assemblies using the University of Southern California Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research (USCFCCCHR).
  • Install new, alters and removes plumbing fixtures and facilities.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4201 Miscellaneous Plumbing And Pipefitting

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • This position requires passing a pre-employment physical and annually thereafter.
    • This position is a designated drug testing position. The incumbent must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 600-85.
    • This position requires the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a driver's license in one of the 50 US states or possessions and any installation and/or DoD requirement.
    • This position is designated Mission Essential. In severe weather conditions or other emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
    • Within 2 years of starting, incumbent must satisfactorily complete the Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance Course at the Technical Training Center, Sheppard AFB, TX or the Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance Course at the Technical Training Center.
    • Within two (2) years of starting the incumbent must obtain and maintain a current Backflow Prevention Assembly General Tester?s Certification.
    • This position requires the incumbent to wear personnel protective equipment.


    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

    Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Fire Extinguishing Systems Mechanic~ without more than normal supervision: perform fire extinguishing systems mechanic duties, conduct testing and maintenance of fire suppression systems and backflow prevention systems; install and maintain fire suppression systems and backflow prevention systems for both wet and dry systems, work with both electrical and plumbing repairs. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

    • Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal Supervision
    • PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires long periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in other tiring and uncomfortable positions. Work requires accessing hard-to-reach places. Frequently lifts and carries item weighing up 50 pounds and occasionally heavier. Work is frequently performed while on ladders, scaffolding and platforms.
    • WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee works in cramped quarters both in and out of doors where there is exposure to mud, dirt, dust, grease, bad weather, bad smelling fumes, etc. The employee will occasionally be required to wear a respirator to perform needed work. The employee will work on ladders, in lifts and aerial buckets requiring the use of fall protection. There is occasional exposure to the possibility of broken bones, burns from corrosives and regular exposure to the possibility of scrapes, bruises, injuries related to the use of power and hand tools, and infection from working at unsanitary work sites.


    Additional information

    • 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.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 29 Installation Management position.
    • You may claim military spouse preference.
    • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
    • Defense National Relocation program will not be authorized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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