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Chenega Corporation Firefighter in Titusville, Florida



Company Job Title: Firefighter – NASA

Chenega Job Title: Firefighter

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL

Reports To: Supervisor’s Title

FLSA Status: Represented, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date: 08-01-2017

Approved Date:



The Firefighter is primarily responsible to perform fire suppression and rescue activities. This position will work as part of a response team dedicated to saving lives and protecting property at the Kennedy Space Center and the surrounding communities when called upon for mutual aid. Physical fitness to perform these duties is essential and the Firefighter must remain in full duty status at all times to perform these functions. The Firefighter must be able to wear protective ensembles to include structural bunker gear, total encapsulating HazMat suits, self-contained breathing apparatus, class 3 harness and any other ensemble deemed required for the functions of their duty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.

  • Will arrive at work on time and be in proper uniform with issued equipment. Will be responsible for the cleanliness of uniform and equipment assigned.

  • Attends training courses, reads and understands assigned material related to emergency medical care, firefighting, ARFF, Hazardous Materials/WMD, Technical Rescue, and fire prevention.

  • Responds to fire alarms, operates auxiliary equipment, deploys hose lines, operates nozzles, directs water streams, raises ladders, climbs ladders, uses fire extinguishers, forcible entry equipment, fans, saws, hooks, ropes, gas detectors, Thermal Imaging Cameras, computers, radios, and other equipment.

  • Responds to vehicle accident scenes and performs extrication techniques using specialized heavy hydraulic equipment during emergency situations.

  • Will operate in hazardous enviroments, confined spaces, and at heights.

  • Possesses knowledge of size-up, rescue procedures, fire suppression techniques and their application in buildings, facilities, and aircraft related materials and systems.

  • Performs rescue of incapacitated personnel as required.

  • Provides standby support for aircraft arrivals/departures and related activities as required.

  • Complies with department policies, rules and regulations.

  • Provides hazardous operational standbys as required.

  • Maintains fire station, fire apparatus, tools and appliances in a constant state of readiness.

  • Possesses considerable knowledge of all fire apparatus, equipment, and their operation.

  • Performs general up-keep of fire department property; prepares and submits reports and forms regarding supplies, equipment and other matters pertaining to his/her unit.

  • Washes, cleans, and disinfects equipment, apparatus, and facilities

  • Inspects PPE daily to ensure its serviceability, and provides periodic reports on PPE.

  • Participates in training exercises/scenarios and reviews and complies with Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Conducts fire hydrant flow tests and records information for department use.

  • Conducts annual hose testing and records information for department use.

  • Assures vehicles and equipment are at a constant state of readiness.

  • Performs basic fire prevention duties and pre-fire planning as required.

  • Personnel assigned to this classification are subject to perform at the Technical Rescue and Haz Mat operational level and may be required to obtain technician level certification in these areas as required to participate on any specialty function.

  • Drive and operate government vehicles.

· Receive and complete training for the Astronaut Rescue function if implemented during the contract period.

· Participates in certification training classes when offered and pass such classes per the certification criteria.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must meet all standards as required by Statement of Work.

  • Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable)

  • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.

Computer Skills:

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

  • Must possess a DOD/IFSAC, ProBoard, or State of Florida Firefighter I and II certifications.

  • Must possess technical rescue certifications from either DOD/IFSAC, ProBoard, or the State of Florida to the Awareness Level for Rope, Confined Space, Vehicle and Machinery, Trench, and Structural Collapse, and Hazardous Materials certification to the Operations Level within one year of hire date, preference given to those already certified to these levels.

  • Must possess one of the following certifications – DOD/IFSAC ARFF Firefighter, or Pro Board ARFF Firefighter within one year of hire date, preference given to those already certified as an IFSAC or ProBoard ARFF Firefighter.

  • Must possess a valid American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) certification card.

· Must have successfully completed the latest editions of the FEMA NIMS courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800,

· Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course Certificate.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E Florida state driver’s Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.

  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.

  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications.

  • Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.

  • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.

The following are desired DOD/IFSAC, ProBoard, or State of Florida certifications:

  • Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Rope Rescue I and II

  • Confined Space Rescue I and II

  • Vehicle and Machinery Rescue I and II


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with dignity and respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Is honest; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 170 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment Combat Task Test (CTT) and biannually thereafter as prescribed by the government.

  • Ascend and descend 75 feet of stairway while carrying a 14 pound simulated high rise pack.

  • Hoist a 50’ roll of 1-3/4” hose with nozzle, using a 1/2” to 5/8” rope, to a height of 50 feet.

  • Simulate forcible entry by hitting 150 lb. beam with 9 lb. sledgehammer to move the beam a distance of 5 ft. (Keiser Force Machine). Firefighters must keep both hands below a tape-marked line on the sledgehammer which is 1 foot down from the head of the sledgehammer, and only contact the beam with the head of the sledgehammer.

  • Lift, drag or carry a 170 lb. mannequin a distance of 85 ft.

The CTT must be completed wearing full NFPA approved protective clothing to include full structural firefighting bunker gear (coat, pants, boots, gloves, hood and helmet.) A KSC supplied SCOTT self-contained breathing apparatus with a composite bottle shall be worn and personnel shall wear the face mask, maintain an adequate seal and be on air while performing all elements of the test.

The CTT must be completed within 7 minutes. If assigned to the Astronaut Rescue function the CTT must be completed within 4 minutes.

Work Environment :

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • The employee will be required to adjust to a controlled environment during normal daily activities to the extremely hot and possibly cold environments associated with firefighting duties at a moment’s notice.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

The Firefighter candidate must successfully complete a 6 month probationary period.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Titusville

Organization: Chenega Infinity
Strategic Business Unit: Security
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Rachel Williams
Req ID: 2000000088