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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 05
* 1.I meet the basic requirement because:
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.


* 2.Select the statement that best describes the skills that you routinely apply in a team setting.
  1. I have not typically had, or job conditions did not allow, frequent or regular interactions with other employees and/or supervisors within a team setting.
  2. I have occasionally interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  3. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  4. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives and provided the team with advice and guidance.
  5. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives, provided the team with advice and guidance, and made changes affecting the program. I have also resolved conflicts within the team by tactfully handling difficult or uncomfortable situations.


* 3.Select one of the following which best describes your highest level of experience, education, or training in the application of natural resource science in the preparation, review and analysis of NEPA documents.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this field.
  2. I have had education or training in this field, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this field on the job. My work in this field was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed professional work in this field as a regular part of my job. I have performed the work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. Work in this field has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed the work and I have trained others in performance of this workload (or) other professionals have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.


* 4.Indicate your level of proficiency as it relates to your application of professional rangeland management principles, concepts, theories and techniques.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this field.
  2. I have had education or training in this field, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this field on the job. My work in this field was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed professional work in this field as a regular part of a job. I have performed the work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in this field; or I have supervised others working in this field or am normally an individual who is consulted by other professionals to assist them in this field because of my experience.


* 5.Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems:
  1. I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  2. I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  3. I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  4. I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting analysis of resource condition impacts, and in coordinating management activities in a multiple use land management framework (multiple use includes the interactions with and the influences of resource management activities, such as livestock grazing and recreation, energy and mineral development, and transportation networks).
  1. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated salinity management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework at the river basin scale, including preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  2. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework at the river basin scale including preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  3. I have provided program leadership in analyzing impacts and coordinating managment opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which included preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  4. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which includes preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  5. I have assisted in analyzing impacts and in coordinating management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which includes preparation of land management plans and amendments.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience in working in an interagency and partnership based working environment.
  1. I have been the lead for developing partnerships with other state and/or federal agencies and members of the public for habitat improvement projects on public lands.
  2. I have been involved with partnership programs for public land resources on BLM administered lands.
  3. I do not have experience working in an interagency or public partnership context.


Grade: 07
* 1.I meet the basic requirement because:
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.


* 2.I qualify for the GS-7 Level because:
  1. I meet the basic educational requirements AND I have one year of professional natural resource management experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service. At this level work is entry level with close supervision.
  2. I meet the basic educational requirements AND I graduated from a four year college with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f). I will provide a copy of my college transcripts.
  3. I do not have the experience above, however, I meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 1 year of graduate education leading to a master`s degree in biological sciences or a directly related field. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  4. I do not fully meet the experience or education requirements above, however, I do meet the basic requirement AND I possess an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above, I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  5. I do not have the specialized experience or education (or combination) described above.


* 3.Select the statement that best describes the skills that you routinely apply in a team setting.
  1. I have not typically had, or job conditions did not allow, frequent or regular interactions with other employees and/or supervisors within a team setting.
  2. I have occasionally interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  3. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  4. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives and provided the team with advice and guidance.
  5. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives, provided the team with advice and guidance, and made changes affecting the program. I have also resolved conflicts within the team by tactfully handling difficult or uncomfortable situations.


* 4.Select one of the following which best describes your highest level of experience, education, or training in the application of natural resource science in the preparation, review and analysis of NEPA documents.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this field.
  2. I have had education or training in this field, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this field on the job. My work in this field was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed professional work in this field as a regular part of my job. I have performed the work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. Work in this field has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed the work and I have trained others in performance of this workload (or) other professionals have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.


* 5.Indicate your level of proficiency as it relates to your application of professional rangeland management principles, concepts, theories and techniques.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this field.
  2. I have had education or training in this field, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this field on the job. My work in this field was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed professional work in this field as a regular part of a job. I have performed the work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in this field; or I have supervised others working in this field or am normally an individual who is consulted by other professionals to assist them in this field because of my experience.


* 6.Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems:
  1. I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  2. I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  3. I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  4. I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting analysis of resource condition impacts, and in coordinating management activities in a multiple use land management framework (multiple use includes the interactions with and the influences of resource management activities, such as livestock grazing and recreation, energy and mineral development, and transportation networks).
  1. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated salinity management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework at the river basin scale, including preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  2. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework at the river basin scale including preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  3. I have provided program leadership in analyzing impacts and coordinating managment opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which included preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  4. I have analyzed impacts and coordinated management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which includes preparation of land management plans and amendments.
  5. I have assisted in analyzing impacts and in coordinating management opportunities in a multiple use land management framework which includes preparation of land management plans and amendments.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes your experience in working in an interagency and partnership based working environment.
  1. I have been the lead for developing partnerships with other state and/or federal agencies and members of the public for habitat improvement projects on public lands.
  2. I have been involved with partnership programs for public land resources on BLM administered lands.
  3. I do not have experience working in an interagency or public partnership context.


Grade: All Grades
* 1. I have applied the following laws, regulations, and policies in order to accomplish my work:
  1. Federal Land & Policy Management Act (FLPMA),
  2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  3. Mineral Leasing Act (MLA)
  4. Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
  5. Court decisions related to planning and environmental analysis
  6. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)
  7. Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)
  8. The Statehood Act (Alaska)
  9. The 1872 Mining Act
  10. None of the above


* 2.Identify the rangeland management tasks, as they relate to Rangeland Administration, that you have performed on the job
  1. Process grazing applications
  2. Process livestock crossing permit applications
  3. Process grazing permits
  4. Process base property/lease transfers
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply.
  1. Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  3. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  4. Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  5. Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Select all the statements which best describe your ability to give oral presentations.
  1. I have provided briefings to all levels of management on a wide variety of subjects and topics of interest.
  2. I have provided presentations or oral reports to co-workers, supervisors, groups or management.
  3. I have experience as part of a team giving individual presentations and/or oral reports to supervisors, groups or management.
  4. I have provided information over the phone to government and non-government personnel.
  5. I have training in how to conduct oral and written presentations and/or reports.
  6. None of the above


* 5.Select each of the statements that fully identify your experience in communication.
  1. Represent and/or make presentations on behalf of the organization at meetings, or conferences concerning natural resource science needs.
  2. Represent and/or make presentations on behalf of the organization at meetings, or conferences concerning natural resource research needs.
  3. Give detailed presentations regarding natural resource to large groups at meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.
  4. Serve as the contact point for an organization for questions regarding natural science needs and research opportunities.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the professional rangeland management work you have performed on the job:
  1. Develop conventional allotment management plans and revisions to these plans.
  2. Analyze and interpret monitoring data to determine if the allotment objectives are being met.
  3. Evaluate and interpret environmental conditions, characteristics and values to determine their impact on rangeland resources.
  4. Determine the need for range and watershed improvements.
  5. Design range and watershed improvements.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Identify the rangeland management tasks, as they relate to Rangeland Monitoring, that you have performed on the job
  1. Plan and conduct range inventories
  2. Plan and conduct forage utilization studies
  3. Conduct range trend analysis
  4. Review and anlyze inventory and monitoring data in support of ecosystem-based management
  5. None of the above


* 8.Select each of the following that describes your experience in rangeland monitoring.
  1. I have conducted/participated in an upland health assessment
  2. I have conducted/participated in a riparian health assessment
  3. I have conducted riparian monitoring and/or inventory
  4. I have conducted/completed upland trend monitoring studies, such as Daubenmire or Frequency studies
  5. None of the above