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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

Grade: 09
* 1.I meet the basic requirements at the GS-09 level for this position because:
  1. I have a masters or equivalent graduate degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work
  2. 1 year exp equiv to GS-7 assist. in field exams casework process & prep of environ. analysis & doc. for various land cases,i.e., public sales, ROW, land exch, acquisitions, ag. entries, land class., withdrawals, leases, permits, rec & pub purpose leases/patents & airport leases/patents, State select, tresp. Serve trainee realty spec, realty tech, land law exam, or legal clerk on lands actions or other public lands use auth. Exp. provided exp with field exams, NEPA process, req. & compliance.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience. When combining education and experience, first take the total number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned and divide by 12- semester hours (or equivalent); then take the total number of months of experience and divide by 36 months; finally, add the two percentages. The total number must equal at least 100 percent.
  4. None of the above


* 2.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience interpreting land status records, survey plats, maps, or tract books.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience adjudicating applications for land use authorizations for use of public lands by private or governmental entities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience developing legal land descriptions.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing plans of development.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience inspecting projects to determine compliance with grant stipulations.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience in searching and abstracting titles.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience identifying and resolving conflicts with other uses and users of public lands.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience developing terms, conditions, and stipulations to mitigate environmental issues.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Indicate the response that best describes your experience working with National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  1. I have participated as a team member in formulating environmental protection stipulations and standards including preparation and review.
  2. I have worked with environmental protection stipulations and standards as part of my regular job duties.
  3. I have completed undergraduate class work that required team work (i.e. NEPA training) or field exercises that involved meeting and working with diverse groups outside of the University environment.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your experience in reading maps and orienting yourself on the ground.
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task with assistance from an experienced person.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular activity or part of a job.


* 12.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working in professional teams.
  1. I have participated as a member of a professional team tasked to complete a project.
  2. I have been the formal leader of a professional team tasked to complete a project.
  3. I have not participated in a professional work team.


* 13.Select one of the following that best describes your highest level of experience in using, interpreting, and applying lands and realty regulations, policies and procedures governing the use of public lands.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
  2. I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed this task and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information orally.
  1. I have no experience presenting information.
  2. I have presented only non-technical information orally to persons on the job.
  3. I have presented technical and non-technical information orally to persons on the job.
  4. I have been acknowledged for my ability to orally communicate technical information to a variety of inside and outside persons. My oral communication skills are considered to be superior quality.


Grade: 11
* 1.I meet the basic requirements at the GS-11 level for this position because:
  1. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
  2. I have at least one year of full-time work experience, equivalent to at least GS-09 in the federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience. When combining education and experience, first take the total number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned and divide by 12- semester hours (or equivalent); then take the total number of months of experience and divide by 36 months; finally, add the two percentages. The total number must equal at least 100 percent.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience interpreting land status records, survey plats, maps, or tract books.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience adjudicating applications for land use authorizations for use of public lands by private or governmental entities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience developing legal land descriptions.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing plans of development.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience inspecting projects to determine compliance with grant stipulations.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience in reading maps and orienting yourself on the ground.
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task with assistance from an experienced person.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular activity or part of a job.


* 8.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working in professional teams.
  1. I have participated as a member of a professional team tasked to complete a project.
  2. I have been the formal leader of a professional team tasked to complete a project.
  3. I have not participated in a professional work team.


* 9.Select one of the following that best describes your highest level of experience in using, interpreting, and applying lands and realty regulations, policies and procedures governing the use of public lands.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
  2. I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed this task and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information orally.
  1. I have no experience presenting information.
  2. I have presented only non-technical information orally to persons on the job.
  3. I have presented technical and non-technical information orally to persons on the job.
  4. I have been acknowledged for my ability to orally communicate technical information to a variety of inside and outside persons. My oral communication skills are considered to be superior quality.


* 11.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience in searching and abstracting titles.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience identifying and resolving conflicts with other uses and users of public lands.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Select the statement from below that best describes your experience developing terms, conditions, and stipulations to mitigate environmental issues.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Indicate the response that best describes your experience working with National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  1. I have participated as a team member in formulating environmental protection stipulations and standards including preparation and review.
  2. I have worked with environmental protection stipulations and standards as part of my regular job duties.
  3. I have completed undergraduate class work that required team work (i.e. NEPA training) or field exercises that involved meeting and working with diverse groups outside of the University environment.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please check each of the following that describe your experience in written communication on the job.
  1. I have prepared responses to routine or general informational inquiries.
  2. I have prepared technical reports to co-workers or supervisors.
  3. I have prepared correspondence or technical reports to officials outside my employing organization.
  4. I have prepared correspondence or technical reports to officials outside my employing organization for the purpose of persuading them to take action, revise procedures, or expend resources.
  5. I have prepared sensitive correspondence or technical reports such as responses to Congressional inquiries or briefs in support of resolution of litigation.
  6. None of the above


* 2.I have performed the following realty tasks (Choose all that apply).
  1. I have processed rights-of-way applications.
  2. I have processed Recreation and Public Purposes applications.
  3. I have processed land classification, segregation, or withdrawal applications or processed the review of existing withdrawals.
  4. I have processed airport lease/patent applications.
  5. I have processed Land use permit applications.
  6. I have processed lease applications.
  7. I have processed agricultural entry applications (e.g., Carey Act, Desert Land Entry, Indian Allotment).
  8. I have processed sales of public land.
  9. I have processed simple two-party land exchanges
  10. I have processed assembled land exchanges.
  11. I have processed acquisitions by purchase or donation.
  12. I have processed Color-of-Title applications.
  13. I have processed unauthorized uses.
  14. I have processed State selections.
  15. None of the above.